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Getting Schooled With Jumaane Williams

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

City Councilman Jumaane Williams stands out in a crowd. It’s not just his long dreadlocks. It’s the rocking, jerking motion of his body that is the result of Tourette's syndrome. Mr. Williams doesn't usually refer to his disability, but he is frank about some of his challenges, especially when meeting young people in his Brooklyn district.

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