“We see it here in New York with stop and frisk, and we see it in other instances. There must be a federal law that protects people from laws that subject them to searches or other constitutional infringement based on the fact that their skin is a certain color, they practice a certain religion, or speak a certain language.”
Though she will have to work in Harlem instead of D.C., Ingram feels her experience in the nation’s capital will help her.
“Having strong relationships and being able to connect with policymakers and legislators has allowed me to make some change,” she said. “I’m tremendously excited to be back in Harlem. It’s the village and the people have always been welcoming. It’s a homecoming.”
Ingram plans on spending time in both D.C. and New York. She was promoted to her position on August 29th.