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New York City Rikers Island guards use inmates to run ‘World Tour’ scheme: suit
"Correction officers at Rikers, according to the Daily News, a former inmate claims the officers create alliances with certainly inmates to help keep others in line and the result is horrible Violence. Was allied with the officers allegedly become violent and intimidating enforcers and then they can be attacked. The suit says. The scheme is called the World Tour, and it's similar to one called the program uncovered by the Bronx D A s office 12 years ago. A 19 year old inmate who filed the lawsuit made the connection reportedly because his mother was a correction officer. Wins news time. 10
Queens judge signs off on order to pause two New York jail closures
"Queen Supreme Court judge has signed off on a request from the city Correction Officers union. The pause plans to close the Manhattan detention complex and the oldest Bantam Correctional Center in Rikers Island. The order will be in effect until at least tomorrow in the city and union officials are expected to discuss the matter further, a correction Officers Benevolent Association president tells the daily News that with Covad Now is not the time to close these two facilities, they said. The law department says the consolidation of the jails has been underway for weeks and is being done based on proven health practices.
New York Rikers Island Correction Officer Stabbed While Trying To Break Up Fight
"A female correction officer trying to break up a gang fight at Rikers Island yesterday and wound up getting stabbed in the hand fight involved about 15 gang members. The daily News reports. That came about two days after our warden was born about rising tensions among members of the Crips. President of the Patrolman's of the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association, Benny Bosio says slashings and stabbings at Rikers are up 16% this year, adding how many more of our correction officers have to be stabbed or assaulted? Until the city starts putting safety and security first.
Family settles lawsuit over death of trans woman in New York City jail
"Woman with epilepsy who died in solitary confinement on Rikers Island have settled It's federal lawsuit with city for a record $5.9 million. Attorneys for the family of lately in Polanco say the deal was reached on Friday, the largest for an inmate death in a city jail. The terms were not made. Public lawyer David Shane e says he hopes the deal means Polanco's family confined some small measure of peace. City Law Department spokesperson says Polanco's death was an absolute tragedy. The empty
Uptick in New York shootings coincides with Rikers Island inmate release
"Last weekend in the city. 48 people were shot, 11 of them killed. The spike in shootings coincides with thousands of inmates being released from Rikers Island over Cove in 19 fears as well as the disbanding of the NYPD 600 member of plainclothes anti crime unit, which was credited with getting many guns off the streets across the river Paterson NEWJERSEY also experiencing a spike in gun violence. Last night, three men shot after gunfire erupting in the area of 10th Avenue and East 26th Street, a 35 year old and a 58 year old listed in critical condition. The condition of the third victim was not immediately available. There were no immediate arrests. This follows an incident in Patterson on Tuesday, where seven people were shot for fatally You're Harrison and Carol
Inmate At Rikers Island, New York, Back In Custody After Another Alleged Jailbreak Attempt
"An inmate at Rikers island has been caught trying to break out of the jail officials say just days after he made another failed escape attempt the thirty seven year old man reportedly scaled a wall and got on top of a roof this morning but the statement from deputy commissioner of public information Peter Thorne says he was quickly apprehended and returned to custody and that there will be immediate staff suspensions if warranted this is the same guy you try to break out of records I island on Thursday at the already say and even made it into the water before being nabbed by correction
"rikers island" Discussed on The Daily
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The impact of COVID-19 on Rikers Island
"Rikers island. New York City Jail Complex Housing. Four thousand inmates across eight facilities is now among the most infected workplaces in the country. Correction officers. Say they're working longer hours and are worried about catching the virus and spreading it to their families. Wall Street Journal reporter Deanna. Paul has been looking into the situation and joins me now. It's Hannah. There are inherent challenges to dealing with. An outbreak added jail or prison. Inmates are in close quarters and correction. Officers aren't always able to adhere to social distancing while doing their jobs. How're facilities across the country handling this since we've seen Kobe? One thousand nine hundred increase across the country there've been prisons in jails both the state local and federal level that have released prisoners at Rutgers New York City. They've opened up separate housing units in order to quarantine inmates who are either presumptive positives or are symptomatic or have been confirmed to have the virus. So let's talk more about rikers island jail in New York City which is now seeing one of the worst corona virus outbreaks in the country. What happened there? What did you hear from workers so rikers island is the biggest complex jail complex in New York City? Amit has eight different facilities on it. We've seen over eight hundred corrections employees that have tested positive. And there's been about three hundred and fifty inmates the issue with rikers. That is different. From state level or federal facility is is the turn of people that go in out jails are typically housing people that have either been sentenced to more minor crimes so of under a year or people that are pending trial depending sentence so people are going in and out so go to court. People are getting arrested and being released I think. Fifty percent of the people that are admitted to rikers are released within the first fourteen days. That there there you also have workers that are going in and out. You have people coming to visit the inmates and so all of that is bringing the virus in an out especially in a time where we were still learning a lot about it and weren't realizing that people who are asymptomatic could be spreading the virus and so the first inmates tested positive at rikers March. Eighteenth the first officer tested positive on March fourteenth and you didn't see the jails suspension until both of those had already happened. They also had a shortage of protective gear. So guards were being given the right types of masks or gloves or anything like that even if they were overseeing inmates who had tested positive Deanna. What are you hearing? From the city in response to these claims about preparedness at rikers island. The Correction Officers Union actually sued the city in early April. I think on April second overlays asking for testing to be made available to correction staffers asking for protective equipment to be made available to staffers. The Union actually bought tens of thousands of an ninety five masks and started giving them out to its officers because the city hadn't done it since then. The city has started testing officers. Who are symptomatic. They've also started making more readily available the protective where necessary. But that didn't happen until we were already. In April we're also seeing facilities across the country. That are released inmates that they're deeming not a danger to society in an attempt to get a handle on this. How does what's happening at rikers compared to what we're seeing across the US at rikers you've seen eight. Staffers have died. The eighth one was two days ago. And you've seen to inmates who have died and I guess I'll say that's at rikers at the same time. You also have gels in prisons all over the country that are still seeing pretty severe outbreaks in Ohio. There's a correctional facility in Marion. That just reported close to two thousand. Inmates tested positive earlier this week. And one hundred and fifty staffers. The Bureau of Prisons on the federal level has also seen a number of inmates. Die Out of oakdale among other prisons OAKDALE SUSANNA. Any other containment tactics. You can point to. They've made so readily available as they stopped charging inmates for for soap and things like that. I think in a prison setting were jail setting where inmates are kept so close together. It makes it really hard to do things like flat in the carver. Socially distance all these terms that we've recently come to be very familiar with those setups aren't really made for those kind of purposes
"rikers island" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
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"rikers island" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"But do you know what the conditions are right now at rikers me? Because I would imagine that. It's impossible to practice social distancing. You know as advised by. Cdc Do they have hands energizer. What are the conditions right now? This morning I was doing an interview on a local channel and prior to my coming on they had the president of the Correction Officers Union. Speaking obviously you know he's there to defend his numbers as we all should be concerned about our workforce making sure everybody's healthy everybody's safety is is important but yes Really individually denouncing the lack of seriousness. Ity Is giving this when I read the numbers before I mean we're talking about four hundred and forty one in four years inside the Department of Corrections System. That's an alarming number. And then a two hundred and eighty seven inmates so within a confined space like that. How do you not only deal social distancing? How do you do with disinfecting right? How do you deal with making sure that your sanitizing on a consistent basis? It's not easy and I just don't imagine that it's being done as effectively as it should. And so. That's the concern. We not getting clarity as to what other steps that are being taken after the interview this morning the reporter read a statement that was put out by the Department of Corrections and it was completely nonsensical to me creating resting spaces for the workers. We're taking care of this for handling it. Not not very concrete words you know very the words and statements that were left to a lot of interpretation and not a lot of facts or understanding of what it is in fact they are doing so. It's not clear to be honest. I'm sure the conditions were seen by the numbers and these numbers will change probably day-to-day that's the indication. Whether or not the Department of Corrections on the city of New York has a handle on it and it's not just the city. I WANNA make sure that we're you know so making sure that the state has a role to play in this choose. So it's both the governor and the mayor that are fully responsible for this and have to take it more seriously and have to be able to lay out something much more concretely as to what is happening. What what's arresting space but I WANNA know but that's eight Lynn like private areas of rest for the workers and I'm like well. What good does that do them? Where you're not talking about sanitizing right in our talking about those people that are that have cool. What's happening with them? What's happening with those workers who are positive? They still being asked to come to work in our off. What that lack of clarity I think is what causes a lot of anxiety in situations. Like this where. There's a lot of uncertainty and chaos. People need to feel information as a way of really kind of trying assuage people's fears and we're not getting that in certain circumstances right even to this day when I hear the governor's briefings and even the mayor's they've been pushed them pushing still not getting the racial breakdown of the data right. We're we're starting to get it still very clear. Now we are starting to say okay now. We know the Bronx has the greatest number of debts. How do you break that down further? Where within the Bronx Zoo happening right? And what are you doing to address that? We have nurses at Jacobi Hospital Auto Lincoln Hospital at Bronx Lebanon. That are protesting because governor. The mayor telling US yes. Equipment is here. We're getting out there. But the frontline workers are telling us they're not getting it so there is a lot of that You know conflicting information and it just feels that anxiety even further that already year because you know the numbers staggering. And it's it's alarming. We had eight hundred deaths today. It's the highest number yet Between yesterday and today eight hundred deaths and it's the last three days we've seen an increase and it was seven hundred thirty two days ago with seven hundred and seventy yesterday. It's about eight hundred today. it's you know it's that leads to a lot of myself hersal not immune to it you know when. I started to see those numbers. Got Me really down. You have a sense of of Paralysis almost that you feel useless. And what can you do? How can you solve it? Those of us that are problem solvers. That want to to help. So you know. We need more from our leaders at this time. I think I think a lot of us can can Connect with the idea feeling kind of helpless. You know but I was reading an interview and I don't know what state this was. Maybe it was at rikers island. But I think it's a different state but that people in the prison population are afraid if they are symptomatic because they're using solitary confinement isolate prisoners. Who ARE SYMPTOMATIC? And so if someone is symptomatic they don't. WanNa tell anyone and so they don't get help because I'll end up in isolation I mean. There's a lot of a lot of that right. That's that's very particular to the prison population. But then when you talk about right. There was some reporting happening today about the increase in hate crimes towards the Orthodox right community George Community and and obviously the Asian Community People. That are accusing them. Right of being the reasons why we have this pandemic or that. Why getting it's exacerbating and so there is. There is a a lot of concern. That's why leadership is important because you have to send a tone and a message from the top and when you have a president continues to fuel his hatred and racism and stigmatization and then he's fueling it and he's not doing anything to to try to bring the country together and to have open this together And to let us know that we're all in this together so and continuing to reinforce the positive message is the fact that we to this day. Do not have a national holiday across all states and territories about how we should be handling this in creating uniform way and approach from everybody. It's like it's like with the balloon right the balloon when you squeeze it right now. Washington and California may have it under control. But if you have those Republican governors that are continuing to allow people to go to church service and allow people to Beatrice allowing people to do social gatherings. That's not helping right. Because then we have these people can go prostate lines and then you can create a second wave of this so we don't have we cannot. I'm still waiting for nine eleven saying that for weeks. Now there's been no national Halsey in place and that is again the lack of leadership that I believe at times as intentional coming from this administration and so it's it's really of concern because we're not going to get a handle on this anytime soon. That's not addressed. There has to be a national more uniform policy across all areas. Yeah and there. There really is no rational explanation as to why there hasn't been a national response. You know people say just incompetence but you know personally. I don't necessarily buy that as a fool. Excuse but I mean we could go on and on about the possibilities as to why there isn't a national response but right. Yeah and I honestly don't think that we're going to get a national response into Republicans are are out of power. That's just my my take my hot take yet war or you start seeing the devastating results in these which are starting to see right these Republican states but then also you see the politicisation of the way that the resources are being allocated you know. We are at the epicenter of this and we have been from the beginning at yet. If we've received twenty to twenty five percent of what we've been asking for would be a lot you know. Meanwhile you have a Republican governor. Who completely defied you know? Any of the social distancing or any of the other recommendations getting over two hundred percent of what he wants. He's getting more than what he actually requested. So you re politicize the pandemic GonNa have this inequality that is exacerbated as well. It's basically a threat to our democracy to because we're also seeing how this pandemic is being used as a way to also further voter suppression when we see the disaster that the Republicans enacted in Wisconsin. That's horrific right or when we're having a conversation about we need to think about national male vote by mail program leading into this and there's no interest right it is going to be interested in the Senate Tattoo engage in that analysis on the president and this is really problematic and so these are conversations that we still have not engaged in by reporter are presidential primary Supposed to be at the of April now has been moved to June. Twenty third. Where now it will be a primary who knows what will be. Jerem we may still be impacted. You may still not be able to DO PULSE SITES. The governor just yesterday said that basically he will make and he will drop any of the obstacles to absentee ballots. So people can vote by mail. People can vote at home so at least that measures being taken into account but there's lack of consistency of how that's GonNa be addressed. The national general election is going to be critical and I am sure. The wheels already churning in those Republicans minds about how they're going to try to minimize the ability for Democrats to come out in numbers and make it harder and that's happening. Yeah if you read peril Anderson spoke one person no vote which is crucial. I think for everybody to read now. She goes historically through all of the different ways that voter suppression suppression has worked throughout history. And the thing that we've discovered is that voter suppression generally even when it's applied really broadly. It doesn't benefit progressive policies or Liberals or Democrats it benefits Republicans. So they don't have to be very precise necessarily in the way that they apply it but we're suppression generally benefits them so when he comes on and says Oh vote by mail which is a very democratic way to vote. We don't want that and you know he's comes out and says because bad things happen for Republicans when people can vote by mail they understand that too they understand it exactly man in the reporting today that came out talking about how now also the ceremonies that immigrants who have gone through the citizenship process now to become. Us citizens they have to go through that ceremony and then after the ceremonies usually people are automatically enrolled to vote. Well that's on hold right. Now though ceremonies aren't happening where on average sixty to sixty five thousand all right Were were becoming. Us citizens a month. Now that's completely on pause right so there. There's an aspect of of those were expecting to be part of this democratic causes. We're looking forward to it and feel about their civic duty. And now all those dreams are deferred right so that obviously is something that is beneficial to the Republicans clearly as we know Immigrant communities would in record numbers. Only hope against this the occupant of the White House. But there's a lot of different measures happening so I think the conversation. I am starting to hear a little bit about Elizabeth Warren out with a plan on issues with with everything she sees. She looks ahead but the issue of talking about. What are we gonNA do right now? What's the conversation needs to be having in Congress right now? Facilitate LOADING IN THE SUMMER BULLPEN. And so we need to be aggressive about that. We need to be very aggressive about that. And I'm hoping that that's GONNA start happening. You know the other thing also considering the the district a in the Bronx. I am running as candidate for Congress by the Fifteenth Congressional district unfortunately is considered one. Worse Congressional districts in the country.
"rikers island" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"By the time with other emission came up with its recommendations population was about six or seven thousand right so the idea was to continue to implement. Hala sees in the city of New York that we're going to continue to downsize the jail population at rikers and at the same time. Then talk Focused on creating these community facilities to basically get to the endpoint repeatable at rikers. Who are from all over the city. All five boroughs would be able to be more locally based in their neighborhoods closer to their family networks and closer to their neighborhood networks as a way of providing a more holistic approach. And so that they could more seamlessly right if fully integrate back into society and and try to lessen the stigma and give them skill sets and really provide wraparound services To those who are in the jail system so that was where we ended up. So that's the recommendation that was made last year late last year. City Council finally did vote on making that a reality. It's a it's an important milestone and I and I think that it took a lot of work obviously and I'm very proud of that work and engaging in a conversation that now is taking hold across the country is wow. That's amazing. That's actually a really big deal. That's a big deal. I mean it's it's again. I I give a lot of credit to the activist. Never gave up that fight because it was happening a lot of years I think what ultimately really I think materialize or made it a visual right about what is wrong with rikers humanity. Rikers was the story of Khalif Browder. Which basically the story of a young man sixteen years of who was arrested and accused not convicted accused of having stolen a book bag. Something very you know nonviolent. Something that happened that sixteen years of age because his family could not pay bail. That young man stayed at rikers for three years. Three years for being accused of stealing backpack put his solitary confinement unexperienced which basically broke him. And when he was able to come out of rikers after three years of those poor. Ristic inhumane conditions Eventually kill themselves and the experience had just created that situation and so that story. I think really put into perspective. What is so wrong with this? And that we were able to really talk to his mother on when I did announce the creation of the Independent Commission. I reached out to his mother. And I indicated that I wanted to convenience commissioned that it was basically coming out of that horrific experience that Elif she and his family had lived and that I would want her to be there present at the announcement and she joined us she has since then passed away but you know she understood and she was an activist in her own right to talk about the experiences that the bail system also right abroad missing conversation. You have a two-tiered system or people that have the ability to make bail can get out of jail or people who are similarly accused of similar crimes and were poor cannot get out of jail and have to wait for their court in jail. And that's what happened with Khalif in his family and so this is really galvanizing moment. Unfortunately out of a tragedy but I was able to crystallize people why it was a knee to really look at this more seriously and to implement changes and to lead to your records island so now we're niches with pandemic. Obviously that it has brought this conversation to different light it is not crystallizing once again. The inhumanity of our jail system our prison system and that that is just unsustainable. Ya the Khalif browder story. I mean it just haunts me. And if you weren't aware of what we do. The young people and about the situation at rikers island before the Khalif browder story in that tragedy should should everyone now. It really doesn't and that we have those stories unfortunately repeating themselves conversation happening at the state level about bail reform right and unfortunately it was a lot of progress that was made last year and a lot of that. Progress was recently legal back Based on reactionary opposition right to avail changes on the changes to the bail system. People DON'T UNDERSTAND. Your bail is not meant to be punitive. They'll is not to be as a way of ensuring that you're gonNA arrive at your court date and this day and age we still have a innocent until proven guilty The other issue that people don't realize not rikers island is the vast majority of people at rikers island are people that are just being a lot of people. Don't have the ability to spell right. I don't have the ability financially to post fails and about Navy fifteen percent ten to fifteen percent. Maybe twenty percent of those records island are fulfilling terms of one year or less but the vast vast vast majority of those at rikers or awaiting court dates and are waiting to court hearings. So that's where we keep pushing pushing to make these changes to stomach changes. So that we have less and less and less people on rikers island and eventually gets to the point where we do. Have these community facilities that allow people to be closer to their family networks right we have a situation like. Khalif broader like. You said it's still happening people. Think that when you're in jail you're guilty right but that's true these. These are people often who have been accused of something they aren't necessarily it hasn't been proven guilty and they just don't have the money to get out and I just want to reiterate that he was sixteen years old right you know and now when you have a pandemic and you have a situation that's happening in prisons if you are accused of you're guilty or not of stealing a backpack and you go to a place like rikers island. What the pandemic that could be a death sentence of course. And also that there's like some technicalities and and parole violations or people at our nine violent offenses It's just you know it's it's just the craziness I think the craziness of the system is is exposed here and I think that those continue to hold on out. This is the way to do it. I think that we have to challenge that notion consistently right this again as I mentioned the over criminalization of our communities and usually when it is people of color issued very differently right Lisa. Be Less tolerance photo. Vote for those of us that are Latinos. African Americans are immigrants and that we have to push on that because a lot of that stems from prejudice and racism. People don't want to admit that right people get really excited if you you know you make statements because they personalize it right and what is true. We have a an educational system. We have our our justice system. Everything has been based within these frameworks. That a Lotta Times are racist and overtly or covertly Ryan and it may not be so obvious to some there and we have to continue to peel away added continue to challenge it and I think that obviously the progressive wave the movement Bernie Sanders has inspired the young people that are part of that movement. Some of the elected officials are coming out of that movement are really embracing this and challenging. This and I think that would that growing we can get to a point where we can get more radical change in place which is important at this point in our say radical. Because I think it's logical rates many of us that believe in equality injustice is where we should be We have to keep aspiring to at. And that's why with a conversation. It was an important conversation to have and this is something that we started at this point. I've years ago. We a totally different place in time as to where we are. Now where a lot of those conversations have been advance and so. I'm proud that we were able to be ahead of that. Wave and released challenge the system and really be thoughtful about it and cutting edge to assert away now hoping that we can continue that conversation before More changes the. This is something that you said earlier. I think that people do shut down because they do feel like. It's a personal indictment. 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Coronavirus: New York City has 3,615 confirmed cases, including an inmate at Rikers Island, Mayor de Blasio says
"We're seeing an explosion in the number of cases here in New York City now I will be clear that part of that is that we finally have more extensive testing going on we have no where near the amount of testing that we should ideally have we have nowhere near the amount of testing we should have had weeks and weeks ago to get ahead of this crisis no where near the amount of testing that place like South Korea had they were able to use testing as a powerful part of a strategy to beat back the coronavirus we're still far from where we should be but we have a lot more testing than we used to have and so it is natural as you have more testing you will see numbers grow simply because the larger realities being captured more effectively but this number is nonetheless very very painful now tell you that the city of New York will B. every day at ten AM and again to six PM put together our numbers and providing updates as we are ready once they are confirmed so based on the update from ten AM today which is different from the state's update which came from last night at midnight so this again a different number than the state the state had for this city different number because it is ten hours difference and this will show you how fast this crisis is growing at this point near cities based on the ten A. M. number three thousand six hundred fifteen confirmed cases of the corona virus in York city again each of those a human being and a family represented that number is undoubtedly gone up since ten AM it's a painful distressing number I also have to report another he even more painful number there been twenty two deaths now in New York City directly relate to corona virus the breakout by borough in queens nine hundred eighty cases in Manhattan nine hundred seventy six cases in Brooklyn one thousand thirty cases in the Bronx four hundred sixty three cases and stand on one hundred sixty five cases I'm gonna go through some specific issues before I turn to Dr Barbeau and although click here unfortunately we can report that we have the first instance of the inmate on Rikers island testing positive the inmate is individual is early thirties and thankfully this moment health wise is doing okay it is in isolation has been moved or communicable disease unit on Ryker's island part of the healthcare apparatus on Ryker's island this image was a housing unit with other inmates all of them check for symptoms eight have been identified with symptoms and moved also to isolation in the communicable disease unit the question came up several times last you days about those incarcerated and if there were instances where anyone should be released because of the particular health vulnerabilities and because of their status put them at low risk of re offending or of being any kind of threat at this point is an ongoing effort it will keep growing as we review more cases of cases are being reviewed by the NYPD and the mayor's office of criminal justice and as they can reach agreement on an individual case we start the process to release them forty inmates forty inmates have been put on the list we are awaiting sign off depending on the case from the relevant district attorney and or the state of New York and we intend to begin releases as early as today once we have that sign off we will continue reviewing other cases
Harvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to Los Angeles Over Charges, DA Says
"Here in New York Manhattan dredges sentenced former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein to twenty three years in prison in a landmark ruling. The metoo movement after his sentencing Weinstein was taken under armed guard. And bus from the Manhattan courthouse to rikers island jail. He was later transferred to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After complaining of Chest Pains Weinstein was found guilty last month of raping an aspiring actress. Jessica man in a hotel room in two thousand thirteen and if sexually assaulting production Assistant Mimi Halley at his apartment in two thousand six by forcibly performing oral sex on her attorney. Gloria allred read from Haley's victim's impact statement outside the court just after Weinstein sentencing. I have observed an indifference a lack of remorse. A lack of acknowledgment a lack of awareness and self awareness by the defendant throughout this process. That has made me feel anger. That has left me concern that. He is completely disconnected from the gravity of the crime that he committed against me and the impact. It's had I can only hope that whatever sentence the court sees fit is long enough for Harvey Weinstein to acknowledge what he's done and to be truly. Sorry Actress Mira Sorvino Tweeden response. I literally criterias of amazement. Gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today unquote meanwhile prosecutors in Los Angeles are working to extradite Weinstein to face further charges of rape and sexual assaults in California
Harvey Weinstein Is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
"Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to twenty three years in prison. Wow Yeah now. Just got the headline breaking news. Harvey Weinstein just got sense. Twenty three years in Prison Criminals Sexual Act third degree rape convictions in his New York case. And I think he's on rikers island. Now Twenty three years
New York - Weinstein Falls At Rikers Island: Report
"Well I'm sure you know this Adam because I found on TMZ but after EMC reported that Harvey Weinstein was getting special treatment in jail. He got new cellmates. He was all alone for a while. The gossip blog said on Friday. That the convict has been being kept isolated and under twenty four hour a day. Watch with an entire floor at rikers island. Like thirty bed infirmary. He's the only guy in their prison. Officials were allegedly concerned about him hurting himself and he did but on Sunday reported that. Weinstein was in a cell with two other prisoners and then he fell hit his head. Got a little bit of a concussion. the movie producer was transferred as we know from Bellevue to rikers and TMZ SOURCES. Say a twenty four hour. Security system is in place to monitor every one of his moves. Which includes you know surveillance cameras frequent ins by guards at night. He's moved to a cell with these two other dudes and he is sentenced. He's sentencing is set for Wednesday. He faces twenty nine years. But how did he get that concussion? How did he
Weinstein moved to Rikers Island jail after 10-day hospital stay
"Former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein is going to New York city's infamous reikers island jail once the incident Bellevue hospital since complaining of chest pains after a jury found him guilty last month of sex charges thank lootings third degree rape ones the one I'll be sentenced next
Harvey Weinstein moved to Rikers Island prison
"Soon after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was taken to Bellevue hospital he was having heart palpitations at the time now he's awaiting sentencing at new York's jail after undergoing a stent implant correspondent Steve cast the bomb has the details Harvey Weinstein was taken from Bellevue hospital in Manhattan and transferred to the medical unit at the city's jail facility in reikers island according to a spokesperson that despite his defense team pushing to have in St Bellevue for the remaining days before his sentencing on March eleventh the spokesperson said he underwent heart surgery this week to clear up a blockage the sixty seven year old is reported to be in stable condition he faces up to twenty nine years behind bars when sentenced for rape and sexual
Harvey Weinstein Is Being Moved to Rikers Island
"A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein says the convicted movie mogul is being moved to the wreckers island jail complex Weinstein had been camped at a New York City hospital since February twenty fourth over concerns about a heart condition after a jury found him guilty of rape and sexual assault attorney Arthur a dollar today says that Weinstein was being taken to an infirmary on writers the sixty seven year old wine stain is due back in court next week to face
New York - Harvey Weinstein moved from Bellevue Hospital to Rikers Island
"Bound Harvey Weinstein is due to be transferred to a medical unit at the city jail facility on reikers island but his defense team has been pushing to have him stay at Bellevue hospital for the remaining days before his sentencing on March eleventh a report in the New York Post claims he had heart surgery on Wednesday paid six cited a source familiar with the procedure who said the sixty seven year old had a stent implanted Weinstein is reported to be in stable condition he was taken to Bellevue after being found guilty of rape and sexual assaults supposedly because he suffered heart
After conviction, Weinstein remains in hospital for chest pains
"The rape conviction of Harvey Weinstein culminating at a trial that was central to the me too movement a sixty seven year old remains at a New York hospital where he was taken following his conviction for Hart for chest pains nearly a dozen accusers in Los Angeles that where winds dean faces charges next expressed hope over Monday's verdict in New York City Manelis outlines teens victim says speaking out if outlines team gets discharged from Bellevue now it's likely he'll end up at a protective unit at Rikers island it'll be a short stay because he'll be moved to a state prison after
After Harvey Weinstein’s Conviction, More Accusers Are Willing To Testify In L.A. Trial
"The rape conviction of Harvey Weinstein culminating at a trial that was central to the me too movement the sixty seven year old remains at a New York hospital where he was taken following his conviction for Hart for chest pains nearly a dozen accusers in Los Angeles that's where winds dean faces charges next expressed hope over Monday's verdict in New York City Manelis outlines teens victim says speaking out if outlines dean gets discharged from Bellevue now it's likely he'll end up at a protective unit at Rikers island it'll be a short stay because he'll be moved to a state prison after
Nobody Belongs at Rikers... Not Even Harvey Weinstein
"I loathe Harvey Weinstein. Not just in some generic way. The man was violent and abusive to people that have come to know over these past few years. He Literally Encouraged Hillary Clinton's twenty sixteen presidential campaign to target and harass my dear friend the late Eric Garner as she became an effective campaigner for Bernie. I saw the emails to the campaign and I talk with Erica about that in it terrified her to see this man a man in power. She was struggling at that point in her life. Just an everyday person fighting for justice for a father into see that Harvey Weinstein knew her. It was throwing her under the bus in emails to the campaign concerned. Her as of yesterday Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted sex offender now. I am nothing but glad that he's being held accountable for his abuses period. End OF STORY DOT COM. No IFS ands or buts soon. After the world realized that he was being sent to rikers. Which is the primary jail for all of New York City? As soon as people learned he was being sent there just as all convicted men in New York City are the conversation went somewhere that I just can't support and I understand it so let me just say that up front. I understand the conversation and I understand that revenge. In some ways is primal and Harvey. Weinstein has used his white privilege his wealth. His power is used those things to assault women into ruin people's lives and careers for decades and man was able to do it over and over and over again because powerful people had no intention of ever holding him accountable and so when the news got out that Harvey Weinstein was on his way to rikers. I saw people saying all over social media things that I simply refuse to say. I'll explain why in a second but people began saying they hoped Harvey Weinstein would be put in solitary confinement. They hoped he'd be beat down. They hope the guards would turn the other way. I saw people say they hope Harvey Weinstein would be raped. Get a taste of his own medicine. In four moment as the online mob against him grew the word. Rikers was literally the top trending topic in the world and it was mainly just because people are celebrating that somebody like Harvey Weinstein was finally going to experience the hell that black and Brown New Yorkers have experienced since long before I was born in again. Let me say I get the anger. The man did horrible criminal things. But let me explain why I can't join in on some of the remarks that people are saying last year after generations of just chewing people up and spitting them out. The city of New York finally voted to officially closed down rikers island correctional facility. Now it's GonNa take years for it to fully shutdown but the place is a hell hole year in and year out. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers primarily black and Brown New Yorkers primarily poor New Yorkers. They are taken there. But nobody who emerges from rikers is ever the same in. It's literally a one in a million chance that somebody like Harvey Weinstein ever has to suffer there because the people that get beaten and battered in raped and stabbed and slashed their at rikers. They're not rich white executives. In fact before Harvey Weinstein could even get to rikers before they ever took him there. They actually diverted the car and took him to a hospital instead. And so as I record this at this moment at least he's not even actually at rikers but I can tell you who is thousands of poor black and Brown. Young people people suffering through mental illness and drug addiction. But I getting the most brutal form of incarceration instead of any type of treatment. So I can't cheer Harvey going to rikers because I know it's almost never him or men like him in the systems and structures that people want to chew Harvey Weinstein up those systems and structures. They rarely chew men like that up. They'll rarely do that instead. It's going to be happening to the most marginalized men among us. Let me close with this thought. We have a great new ad from one of our sponsors that I can't wait to share with you. The same reason that I can't cheer on Harvey Weinstein going to rikers. Listen again. I'm glad that he was convicted. But I can't cheer anything about rikers in the same reason exists for why I don't cheer when White Supremacists get the death penalty. Listen in full transparency. Something awful in me. Sometimes once those men to die. I'm not. I'm not proud of it but I admit it. I don't like feeling that way but I don't have a soft spot in my heart for Dylann roof but again here's what I know it's that it's not normally white supremacists that are being executed in this country. That's bad who's going to the electric chamber. That's not who's going to the electric chair rather or the gas chamber instead it's black men. It's poor black men to be more specific. They are the single most likely group of Americans to be executed so when I cheer on the execution for Man. That's really the exception to the rule and not the rule. I'm basically cheering it on for everybody else as well. I can't cheer rikers. I can't share the death penalty and part of being a modern day. Abolitionist is having actual principles that are centered on the fact that the whole damn system of mass incarceration needs to be torn down. It does that doesn't mean there's not a way for Harvey Weinstein to get justice. But you won't hear me cheering on rikers. Never that
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"rikers island" Discussed on KNSS
"Special agreement with the charity to avoid the overt appearance of pay to play. It's still the money flowed in the millions and millions of dollars from foreign countries and Americans alike, who are perceived to be indebted to the Clinton machine, or need of their help and all this now becomes available, and everybody begins to see it is, this is not gonna look pretty. Oh, by the way, they decided to move Paul Manafort to Rikers island, and you believe this, I mean they literally, the left wants us guide to die in prison. You could see it in every way Alan Dershowitz, weighing in on this, but, you know, so you have a New York. Democratic DA is the guy's name. Sivan's Cyrus, Vance allowed, Harvey Weinstein to run around, you know, free and clear despite all the allegations against him even forcible rape. But he's ordered. Now, Paul Manafort, to be transferred to probably the most notorious prison hellhole operating in America. And that's Rikers island. It wasn't that long ago that I had an opportunity to speak to some prisoners at Rikers island. It didn't go well, and the reason it didn't go. Well, it was the people were nice, but so I was brought into speak to these prisoners that were graduating a program that was somewhat fate paced. And anyway, I watched for full hour before I got a chance to speak to these guys. And there was a pastor that just wouldn't stop. Anyone on an on an on watching the, the body language of the prisoners, and they're like, stop. We've heard it a nothing. They're out of their minds. So I knew I was going to be the last speaker and anyway. So there was the families that were out there because they graduated this program, and then I had an opportunity to speak in all right. I know you're restless after the last speaker. I'm only going to speak for five minutes, and I'd like to ask the audience out here if they don't mind if I turn my back to them and speak directly to the prisoners here. And well, you know their prisoners and I went full-on street, New York which I kind of grew up being able to talk because I didn't think they were relating to the lofty, spiritual talk. They just had for four hours. And I went through the list, I said, half a you coming back here hair for you. We'll come back and be stupid and ruin your life. That means half a, you are never going to go to McDonalds. Never gonna go to Wendy's. You never going to have your own apartment, you're never gonna be self an independent, and self sufficient, and you'll have a choice to make now you either going to go back to you stupid. Friends that get you in trouble. Or you're gonna go back to you stupid families that get you in trouble. Or you're gonna make a decision of find a way go out on your own get a job. I don't care what it is. And then I went through the list of jobs that I've done in my life. And then you gotta make sure that you stay out of trouble stay. Away from drugs and stay away from all those people that will help lure you into jail again, which one do you want to beat, you want to be the guy that comes back with you want to be the guy that lives, a happy, healthy life reformed? And never coming back to this hell hole again, I said, the power lies in your decision making you've made choices in your life and they have consequences. You know you made mistakes. But now, if you come back, here, it's not a mistake. It's a choice. You decide what your future's going to be. Thank you very much walked off the stage. But I never got invited back does that surprise you even? Yeah. But I wonder if Linda would have been invited back with her tough talk. She probably would. Stories and for me, not to be real with them. I mean to go there and you know, I just looked at them and they didn't want to hear the preaching anymore. And I just said, this is your choice you made mistakes..
"rikers island" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"You know, you say you call somebody a racist adds a wicked wicked, you know, put on anybody. Right. It's such a terrible thing to say it is they just throw it out there like it's nothing gets the ultimate like last line of defense. It's like a second hail Mary in an argument and no offense. It's what protected Obama for how many years because you couldn't say anything about the president in what he did because if you did your racist, right? They would just throw that, like, no, I'm not. I don't care. I don't care if he's purple pink black. White, whatever he's doing a crappy job collar is what race is what religion is. And that's what Trump should say about this guy. I hope he does. I don't care what religion is. I don't care what color rights doing a crappy job right since that simple, stop calling people racist. But you're right. Stephen, it's exactly what the Democrats do the conditioning happens. You know years ago and never have expanded to where president wants to secure our own borders, but that's racist. Yeah. You get. By the way, speaking of which in going off track to Stanford just a second. The Mexican contingent that is in at the White House talking about the border security, right? Apparently they are now working on a plan to secure the southern border of Mexico to make sure no other immigrants coming through Mexico. They should they're trying to stop it at the at the beginning, which is probably the logical thing to do. Should have been done twenty years ago, but they they're saying that there is progress being made. So that's, that's good news. Let's hope they stay to it. Yes, for sure. Chief in town. I guess this was kind of a shoo-in though, but locally a West Palm Beach brand new police chief approved by city commissioners last night, you know what it, but we need to ask the mayor, because the mayor was was pretty staunch in the last time when they were looking for a new police chief that he wanted a national search, right? Yet, he announced Frank Adderley out of Broward County almost immediately. There was no national search. It was just like, oh, I want this guy to be the next chief of police, and I'm not saying that Mr. Adderley or a police officer, a captain or whatever's title is isn't qualified by stretch of the imagination. I just want to know why the mayor, you know, kind of diverted from national search to let me just name this guy he was available. I don't know and that could be it. They wanted to jump on before he took a position somewhere else. I understand that. But I just need an explanation. That's how it's like a. Team with a coach. You know they got the guy they want they just grab them right away. I don't know. Maybe that was the case could or they didn't think that they could really afford to have months and months and months of national search. I don't know there, there, there are many answers to this many answers put please explain to me, why Paul Manafort, and I'm going off track standing in, but this doesn't make any sense to me. Here's a guy who hates him so much. He was sentenced for prison it to prison for years for tax and Bank Front. Right. So they sent him to some cushy little prison somewhere. Now, they're switching them from Pennsylvania to Rikers island in New York. What, what you're right? What did he do? That's like that's like one of the worst prisons in the country. They got him a Bank fraud. I mean I mean this is like white collar stuff. Usually send you a nice cushy federal prison where, you know, you, you plant potted plants during you know, the day they've sending him to Rikers island..
"rikers island" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Waffles and Rikers island. The notorious prison in New York City has carrot cake. It's the only dessert served on holidays, and it's made on site Wall Street Journal reporter, Karen Ramey, says understanding jail carrot cake. Requires understanding the outsize role of food behind bars food can incite riots food can also keep the peace. It is also currency to be traded Corey set this up in the jail complex that's on Rikers island in New York. Jail. You don't get a whole lot of the berries warned alert that this that we jailed or famous for carrot cake. That's what they had Christmas dinner. And why is that why charac as opposed to any other kind of cake or pie? Started in the thirties or forties. When you're in jail. If you're gonna give people in jail term holiday tree don't bring in chocolate frosting or fancy cookie or anything that would cost more money to make. And so they had these ingredients in the in the kitchen, and they kind of started making carrot cake, and it caught on and it sort of became this iconic food at the jail, but it's not a regular feature in their meals recently. A couple of times a year. Yeah. It's only for really special occasion. So that would be thanksgiving and Christmas are the main one I think they also get it and Ramadan and mother's day. And Father's Day. Well, I think you said there's like eight thousand inmates there, right? So how much do they make or need to make for these occasions? They do these big bakes right before thanksgiving and right before Christmas, and it ended up being about twenty five hundred loaves, which is more than sixty two thousand slices of cake. It's all gone or do they give away leftovers? Did they make any extra for the community? Like, what do they do? Well, I mean, they eat it and popular, but they will save a little bit in the freezer, and what it tends to get used for is when important people come to jails for meetings, they have the high level meetings. Like, if you have the mayor come to the jail or other sort of visiting dignitaries. And then now they put down like a paper plate on the table with like, the carrot cake. Like, that's sorta the catering how are the reviews? Well, so I have to say I have actually tried it. Good. And you you spend how much time on Rikers as a guest. Yes. So it's good. If you're really into sort of sweet. If you're mentioning in your head like cake with cream cheese frosting, and that sort of thing it's not that it's almost like like, a banana bread type thing, but carrot cake. Now, I know you mentioned in the story like sometimes food in a jail or prison can be like a very powerful item or currency to be traded is treated that way. It is. I mean, I think one thing that I have learned from covering prisons and jails sort of just how important food is. I mean, voted important to all of us, and it's sort of very special for holidays and special for, you know. A big part of relationships. But in jail, it's like one thing that sort of reminds you of outside world and memory of the outside world, and it's sort of something you can still enjoy when there's a lot of things you're not enjoying in your life. Thanks, Corey Wall Street Journal reporter Korean rainy, thirty minutes now after the.
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"Rikers island and replace it with four smaller jails in every borough except Staten Island. Arlene parks runs affordable housing near the jail being proposed for the Bronx. She worries a jail would bring more crime to the neighborhood. We have a thirty eight buildings scattered all over Mont haven with a drug network that has yet to be broken and the cops kid, even and the what we all ready at closing down. Rikers has been a priority for criminal Justice reformers, but building new jails is a hard sell. The city says it will continue to hear people out. Amazon says more than sixteen thousand workers in New Jersey will benefit from the fifteen dollar wage increase that goes into effect next month while Amazon is receiving praise. Sarah, kalani director of make the road. New Jersey says this move shows the legislature needs to pass a Bill to raise the states. Minimum wage New Jersey is really falling behind. And and if we want to have a robust economy and support our families and really move forward. We need to raise the wage for all workers to fifteen back in two thousand sixteen legislature passed a fifteen dollars minimum wage increase but former governor Christie vetoed. Governor Murphy said hiking, the minimum wage is a top priority. The current minimum wage in jersey is eight dollars and sixty cents and a pair of Columbia University. Astronomers may have found the first moon outside the solar system. Alex teaching and David keeping published their findings in the journal science advances. They say they are discoveries about eight thousand light years away and orbits gashes planet about the same size as Jupiter. However it is much larger than our own moon. The researchers hope to validate their fine next year with new images from the Hubble space telescope. I'll partly sunny day today. Highs near seventy nine degrees, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms later tonight and more sun tomorrow with a.
"rikers island" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"In a couple jails at rikers island and that kind of turned into aside from running work art workshops whereas just bringing an art materials that are usually contraband even just simple things like color pencils that these people are given access to and then it turned into a lot of portrait's people were asking me if i draw portraits and so while i might be in a room with twenty thirty people and everyone strong i would sit down the twenty individual and we would kind of have some time together to talk so you did that work at rikers for several years and what sort of came of it or how did it impact your work after i left rikers moved to manhattan detention complex another detention facility in new york and i worked with a housing unit of trans women in basically and otherwise all male facility downtown now a lot of trans women in incarceration system new york are working in sex work there's a a law penal code that gives law enforcement discretion to arrest people for loitering for the purposes of prostitution this was done because law enforcement couldn't always arrest people getting caught in the act of prostitution so nineteen seventy six created a law that said we can arrest you for loitering for the purpose of prostitution which gives law enforcement wide discretion and what they can do interesting people mostly women mostly women of color and disproportionately trans women is how it's played out in new york city so what the law allows lawn force to do is to arrest people for things that might be considered in decatur of prostitution which to them be you're sending outside on the corner for a long time or you talked to some passersby or even most agreed asli the way a person dressed in the way that a woman's dress working with legal aid i was able to access some of the redacted documents in the actually the affidavits that were used to rest these women and it was a kind of thing that if you just read them the things that are written down in the canned writing of these police officers all men what i saw is these incredible grotesque.
"rikers island" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"I actually think within recent days because they have a high week a week to go outside chicago this guy this community organizer his senatorial district since he's taken the old the bombs on his first term there's been 3400 in its up into the night dis i think it's actually 3400 almost 500 homicides from his senatorial district or any quote i know anything about it iraqi talk we he's learned in our store it missouri baltimore thirtyfive other height that's the way they want anyway birth down wow all right foundation so again thought of that yeah basic so did so did they was their slavery back then that's right really the loss stayed it was a polished by the last day in eighteen o three from one so again it was we build it was an established immigrants came in that time in the studio i den any positive that house the lincoln bedroom it's w was just sold out rented i'll per night by clinton that is not a pot east of the west wing that guy doesn't even know what the west wing looks like he's on why by the venue to be on is as i said before me and talk it sounds to rikers island i think he has to say what do you think he is a sad today about if you were him i don't know if you can interrupt hey he's got nine holes he's doing eighteen holes i mean it shows them do that i would just say me man i was that the man that's been able to use we personally because you cannot criticize barack obama either way to a big you're a racist he's allowed that to take heed and that's why he's never criticize she can't go against the democratic party that support this is the democratic party but not standing up in saying that this is one but i'll tell you if donald trump even the words of the second amendment or let's say have you imaginations by that hillary too standing up for our rights by arrives that means now wade assassinated but dole's can get mugged wacky to day in the summer hi i believe say what they said the cops do not matter byebye byebye instead of things once i recall guys i want you to help me out has ever come up on the podium to.
"rikers island" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The next by an lehrer show what's christmas light on rikers island against from the brooklyn defenders will described the scene of the city jail where most of their clients have not been convicted but visiting hours or restrictive insufficient he is an issue also the budget showdown in congress with heather mcgee from the thinktank diaz joined guest host saragan dollars on the brian lehrer show at ten am on wnyc right this is the takeaway todd's willockx this is about how much better things can be on the good from important accomplishment for the country w this weekend solar for the american people to go into another lana were when now he it was after midnight in the united states senate went a partyline vote fifty one to forty eight passed the gop tax plan that a house already passed it once they had to revoke again today for procedural reasons but that bill easily passed and now it's time for president trump to sign it so the republican tax bill is all but done you heard from republican senate leader mitch mcconnell at the top they're a bill this big requires a big sale one point five trillion dollars in unfinanced tax cuts huge cuts for corporations and for people at the top of the income scale how do you convince voters that this is good for them will so far republicans haven't approval for this plan is somewhere in the high 20s but there had been some big claims made about this bill and the effect that it will have on millions and millions of american so today we're going to tackle some of those claims head on daniel shapiro is the wayne perry professor of taxation at new york university school of law and he's with me in the studio now to cover some of the claims and counterclaims and all of the things.
"rikers island" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"This this is the abolition is thrown deal on wam dog 1600 join the conversation at seven three poor he tutu's 1600 and now back to your hosts del and feel right greetings said thank you for joining abolitions round table he i'm gonna i'm gonna start i'm a realist something from uh said in ricky straight american history in black and white ideas from david bark david boren historian down in texas and the reason why i want to read this ray here because it's important that we we we in this we living in this post civil rights era in this in in his post civil rights year we guide misguided people like copy nate that went to uh rikers island bought can you believe is boy went down a rikers island and and want to speak to prisoners i have no idea what he will he when he will he wanted to say we need to say to prisoners and about police brutality in the first place that was a toxic very toxic speech and so summit a number of the uh the vehicle the the guards were thin did all my guide you with since somebody like this right here at this speak to to people about pro police brutality and where their police of you know for whatever time in three years six years life the dis gazza doing in these prisons and what eighty way ending we're going to get the route tables opinion on that and we will keep to show move it but he i wanted to say again we still do on the defined raises stand by your friend for the holidays friends of deal marsh fight against cancer fund raiser joined fred's janice and feel and we want also say gary go.
"rikers island" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Signed up for this job and we know what we signed up for and we have no problem doing it but we don't need you and your commissioners and the people of this city making it more difficult for us to do the job that we've been hired to do stopped sending us the homeless people stop sending us mentally ill people they don't even belong in jail unless they criminally insane or listed criminals but stopped making rikers island the dumping the dumping ground for the mentally ill and for the homeless let us do the job that we've been hired to do and we've been hired to detain people who get arrested we bring hired to detain them to ensure that we have safe jails safer jails listen we're not against you're talking about safer jails smaller jails community jails at the end of the day stopped trying to pull the wool over everybody's i and make people think that the the reason why this violence and jails is because it's located on an island will we have violence in every jail we have in every borrow in the city of new york mr mayer this is unfair this is elias hassanal dean talking to you mr may i'm talking to you bill de blasio stop there i don't want to see that any more if you have a debate if you have a conversation of you go talk to somebody don't act as if correction offices other reason why you wanna close reich is out again army liason will dean this is.
"rikers island" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Because they don't because of the the ignorance news of the public when it comes to rikers island the average new yorker when they hear rikers island they literally think that there is one jail and you're absolutely right here we have four hundred acres of land we have ten jails yes some of the jails the infrastructure absolutely need to be repeated need to be upgraded they have enough land owned reich is to build new jails on right because they have enough land on reich is the build a correction academy on rikers island but they try to give off the impression listen the thing that allow the new yorker should understand the last commission that was put together to study rikers island out of the twenty seven people on the commission more than five of them were were real estate developers of people connected to real estate so i don't think is very i don't think is difficult for anybody to understand why they want to shutdown reich his and like i said when you get a magazine like crane magazine that that due to three pages on showing how beautiful rikers island can be would homes and co ops in con dole's in and right next to the guardia i don't think is hard to understand why would is pushing you know the shutting down the shutting down of writers rikers island shutting our writers is simply a land grab that's what this is a land grab because quite frankly it's the perfect place is the perfect place it's been there for years and it's the perfect place and to be honest with you they come up with all types of argument they come up with things like that is a what are you call it a culture of violence and an el rikers island the sole violent we're gonna come back and we're gonna talk about this culture of violence and we will talk about a few other things and again you can call in and be a part of the conversation at eight six six nine seven zero nine six two two eight six six nine seven zero nine six.