Mayor de Blasio

24 Feb A LOOK AT THE TUG OF WAR OVER CLOSING RIKERS

The recent brouhaha began when, at her State of the City address,  City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced proposals to reform Rikers and other laws to shrink its population so that it could eventually be shut down.   Governor Cuomo added his support  by calling her...

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06 Nov Police State, NYC Style: Bringing the Jail Out Into the Streets

Commissioner Joseph Ponte of the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) recently proposed rule changes that are regressive and would be destructive for not only people detained on Rikers Island but their loved ones too.  [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Mayor de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bratton at a news conference...

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