Newburgh City Council votes to censure Councilman Omari Shakur in unanimous vote

The Newburgh City Council voted Monday night to censure a controversial councilman accused of antisemitism.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2021, 5:10 PM

Updated 944 days ago

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The Newburgh City Council voted Monday night to censure a controversial councilman accused of antisemitism.
Calls for Councilman-at-Large Omari Shakur to step aside come after a disturbing rant was caught on camera.
Shakur was responding to a resident's concern about unsafe construction at a row of buildings on Broadway last week when city officials say words were exchanged and a verbal altercation ensued.
The video allegedly shows Shakur swearing and making antisemitic remarks
This is not the first time the City Council will have censured Shakur in his less than two years on the council.
He was censured once before for vulgar interactions he had with city police. Councilman Shakur apologized for his language ahead of the vote. 




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