Michael K. Williams entertained millions during his career as an actor and his death was tragic and sudden. His passing sparked a wide conversation and police are looking for his drug dealer now. His death could also spark new legislation.
New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn told TMZ that her team is working with the ACLU to propose a bill in Williams’ honor. This bill would help lower the state prison’s population.
We’re told the bill will specifically focus on the youth and Black and Latino individuals who make up a disproportionate amount of inmates — something that was very important to the actor, who was the ACLU ambassador for ending mass incarceration.
She said that there is a lot of understanding around Williams’ tragic passing. A meeting is planned with his family to speak about this new bill. The Wire star was found dead in his New York home from an apparent drug overdose. His passing is a hard one for many to take, but his legacy will live on.
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