On the City Seizing Black-Owned Properties

On an episode of BRIC TV’s 112BK series, Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher of City Limits, speaks to Kings County Politics publisher and editor-in-chief Stephen Witt about the publication’s ongoing series on the city seizing fully-paid-for property from some Black and Latino owners in Brooklyn through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Third Party Transfer program.

Witt describes the move as “either a confederacy of dunces and just total incompetence on the city’s part or it’s a sinister way to take people that don’t have money, their property, and displace people.”

On its website, Kings County Politics adds:

What Witt, through his own exuberance failed to mention, is this series could not have been possible without the work of his colleagues, reporter Kelly Mena and photographer Tsubasa Berg.

The episode starts with an interview with environmentalist Bill McKibben on a UN report on climate change. The segment featuring Witt follows at 10:54.

Read the latest story in the series: “PA James Calls For Temporary Freeze Of Third-Party Transfer Program

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