Mayor Bill de Blasio released a plan for closing Rikers last week, and when we compared it to the Lippman report, we noticed there were some important things missing. We ran into him today and thought we could help him understand why ten years is far too long to keep Rikers Island open. Strong leadership […]
“Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly failed to confront a human rights atrocity right in his own backyard. To live up to his own progressive values of justice, fairness, and equality, he must take action and close Rikers now,” said Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA. “New York City’s reputation as a sanctuary […]
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – Cries to close Rikers Island are growing. The songs of freedom turned into a full on assault of the notorious jail Sunday outside Gracie Mansion. Leaders demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio close the notorious jail marked by violence and corruption.