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Senator Adriano Espaillat’s Swearing In Ceremony Tinged with Grief Over Arizona Shooting

The celebratory spirit accompanying the swearing in ceremony of freshman state Senator Adriano Espaillat on Jan. 9 carried a note of grief as an all-star selection of elected officials shared their thoughts on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others the previous day in Tucson, Arizona.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer noted that the attack on Giffords during an open event with her constituents at a supermarket was an assault on public service. Scanning the hundreds of faces in the crowd at Yeshiva University’s Lamport Auditorium on Amsterdam Avenue and W. 187th Street, hundreds of whom were immigrants, dozens of whom were elected officials, he said: “This is what our American democracy looks like.” Read full article in the Manhattan Times…

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