We got hold of some literature that showed about 20 developers, real estate agents and lobbyists who have been donating to Councilman Williams. This is an underhanded scheme called "Pay To Play". Many corrupt politicians have been found to be taking part in this practice. This practice is an example if them choosing profits and donations over the lives and enrichment of their constituents.
The last thing that caught us off guard was the fact that Councilman Williams stated to the crowd, that there was nothing that he could do to stop what was going on. That's funny, because we overheard a conversation by his opponent City Council Candidate Anthony Beckford that detailed how to stall, stop and even defeat gentrification and developers. Mr. Beckford expressed to a few attendees that he would work on scrapping 421-a, keep Outside Developers out of the community, and many other things to help provide Affordable Low Income Housing. We don't know about y'all but there seems to be more lies and cover ups that truth coming from Mr. Williams and actually solutions coming from Mr. Beckford. This is a City Council race that should be paid very close attention to. It is a tale of David and Goliath.
Kicker: A member of Jumaane Williams' campaign who spoke at the press conference, made a controversial remark about the whole Jewish community being responsible for the gentrification and the displacement of Black people. Also, when the speaker was about to start naming developers, he was quickly silenced by another Jumaane Williams' staffer who we are guessing is his press liaison. There seems to be some anti-Semitism within Councilman Williams' campaign and some cover ups of the developers. Good thing we were able to get a hold of the list above with the names of a few developers that was being handed out at the press conference.
We hope the community is picking up on these things contradictions and drama in Councilman Williams' rhetoric and campaign, because this is something that we definitely could not ignore.
- Devine Magazine