Brooklyn Lawmaker Seeks To Honor East Flatbush Native Michael K. Williams


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A member of the New York State Assembly is seeking to honor the late Michael K. Williams by naming a new piece of legislation after him. 

Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn represents Williams’ native East Flatbush Brooklyn neighborhood and proposed putting The Wire actor’s name on a bill that aims to end mass incarceration

Hermelyn told TMZ she and her team are working alongside the ACLU to officially propose a bill named in his honor that would work to lower the state’s prison population, with an emphasis on preventing incarceration among Black and Latino youth. 

Williams served as the ACLU ambassador for ending mass incarceration.

Plans for the legislation and naming the bill after Williams are still pending, Hermeln said, as his family endures his tragic loss and makes funeral arrangements.   

Hermelyn said prior to his death, Williams was working with her and his co-star on The Wire, Jamie Hector, on a back-to-school event to hand out supplies for Flatbush kids and families. The event will still be held on September 12 this year and is set to be an annual event to honor Williams’ memory. 

Heremlyn also vowed to continue working to bring arts programming to the youth of East Flatbush and across the state in honor of the Emmy-nominated actor. 

Williams, 54, was found dead in his NYC apartment on Monday (September 6).

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