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Home Central Brooklyn The Down Low: Rikers Closing, Road Rage & Other Stories You Shouldn't... - BKLYNER;

Home Central Brooklyn The Down Low: Rikers Closing, Road Rage & Other Stories You Shouldn't... - BKLYNER

BKLYNERHome Central Brooklyn The Down Low: Rikers Closing, Road Rage & Other Stories You Shouldn't...BKLYNERThe Down-Low is our round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over Brooklyn. –Mayor de Blasio Announces Plans to Shut Down Rikers Island. [ABC7]. -Two Sanitation Workers Beaten Unconscious With Brass Knuckles.and more »

Facing Re-Election and Political Pressure, NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Phase Out Rikers Island - Observer;

Facing Re-Election and Political Pressure, NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Phase Out Rikers Island - Observer

ObserverFacing Re-Election and Political Pressure, NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Phase Out Rikers IslandObserverA woman holds up a banner calling for Rikers Island to be shut down. Jillian Jorgensen/Observer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today he would finally bow to the urgings of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and countless ...and more »

This Is the Report on Why Rikers Should Close - DNAinfo;

This Is the Report on Why Rikers Should Close - DNAinfo

DNAinfoThis Is the Report on Why Rikers Should CloseDNAinfoNEW YORK CITY — For more than a year, dozens of city officials, academics, politicians, former judges and advocates have studied the conditions at Rikers Island Jail, the penal colony that's been called "disgusting" and "inhumane" by everyone from Gov.and more »

NYC mayor vows to shut down notorious Rikers Island - The Grio;

NYC mayor vows to shut down notorious Rikers Island - The Grio

The GrioNYC mayor vows to shut down notorious Rikers IslandThe GrioOn Friday during a City Hall news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that he would shut down Riker's Island. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” de Blasio declared. “It will take many years, it will take many tough decisions ...and more »

NYC mayor supports closing of notorious Rikers prison - Yahoo News;

NYC mayor supports closing of notorious Rikers prison - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsNYC mayor supports closing of notorious Rikers prisonYahoo NewsSaharanpur, Mar 31 (PTI) Some Hindu-right wing activists today allegedly pelted stones at Maulana Masood Madani and gheraoed the police vehicle escorting the rape accused to a Deoband court for a hearing, police said. The protesters also tried to catch ...and more »

New York mayor backs plan to shut notorious prison - Yahoo News;

New York mayor backs plan to shut notorious prison - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsNew York mayor backs plan to shut notorious prisonYahoo NewsNew York's mayor pledged Friday to shut down the notorious Rikers Island prison, the city's main jail complex, in a process that will take at least 10 years. "We had to do a lot of work to figure out a path that actually could achieve this goal," said ...and more »

Rikers Island to close, New York mayor says - KITV Honolulu;

Rikers Island to close, New York mayor says - KITV Honolulu

KITV HonoluluRikers Island to close, New York mayor saysKITV HonoluluRikers Island is New York City's main jail complex. The complex contains 10 jails that can house as many as 15,000 inmates at once. By Kwegyirba Croffie CNN. (CNN) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday vowed to close the Rikers Island jail complex.and more »

New York City Mayor Backs Plan To Close Rikers Island In 10 Years - HelloBeautiful;

New York City Mayor Backs Plan To Close Rikers Island In 10 Years - HelloBeautiful

HelloBeautifulNew York City Mayor Backs Plan To Close Rikers Island In 10 YearsHelloBeautifulPlans to close the jail permanently are expected to unfold over the next decade and include an array of logistics that will need to be ironed out. Charise Frazier @charisefrazier. Charise Frazier is a multi-media journalist and a pop-culture news ...and more »

Mayor de Blasio Announces Closure Of Rikers Island Prison - The FADER;

Mayor de Blasio Announces Closure Of Rikers Island Prison - The FADER

The FADERMayor de Blasio Announces Closure Of Rikers Island PrisonThe FADER"New York City will close the Rikers Island Jail facility," Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday during a press conference. The mayor did not detail his proposal, but the announcement comes before the release of an independent review of the ...and more »

New York City is officially closing the infamously troubled Rikers Island jail - Vox;

New York City is officially closing the infamously troubled Rikers Island jail - Vox

VoxNew York City is officially closing the infamously troubled Rikers Island jailVoxAfter years of abhorrent conditions and abuses, New York City will shut down the notoriously troubled Rikers Island jail. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. “It will take many years. It ...and more »

Rikers Island to close in 10 years under de Blasio plan - SILive.com;

Rikers Island to close in 10 years under de Blasio plan - SILive.com

SILive.comRikers Island to close in 10 years under de Blasio planSILive.comIn a June 20, 2014, file photo, the Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday, March 31, 2017, that he's developing a plan to shut down the massive jail ...and more »

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To Close Rikers Island. But It'll Take Some Time - Essence.com;

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To Close Rikers Island. But It'll Take Some Time - Essence.com

Essence.comNYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To Close Rikers Island. But It'll Take Some TimeEssence.comThe man who once said the idea to close the infamous island was "unrealistic" is finally on board. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday his plans to close Rikers Island — the troubled jail complex riddled with mismanagement and ...and more »

'It will happen:' Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close Rikers Island jail facility - WABC-TV;

'It will happen:' Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close Rikers Island jail facility - WABC-TV

WABC-TV'It will happen:' Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close Rikers Island jail facilityWABC-TVNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced hopes that his administration will eventually be able to close the Rikers Island jail facility. A report by an independent commission set to be released this weekend is expected to recommend the ...and more »

NYC Mayor Wants to Close Rikers Island Jail Over Next Decade - Bloomberg;

NYC Mayor Wants to Close Rikers Island Jail Over Next Decade - Bloomberg

BloombergNYC Mayor Wants to Close Rikers Island Jail Over Next DecadeBloombergA view of buildings at the Rikers Island penitentiary complex in New York on May 17, 2011. Photographer: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images. New York (AP) -- The mayor said Friday that he wants to close the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex, ...and more »

New York City to close Rikers Island - Fox News;

New York City to close Rikers Island - Fox News

Fox NewsNew York City to close Rikers IslandFox NewsMayor Bill de Blasio on Friday vowed to shutter Rikers Island and replace it with “at least a few new facilities” to lock up jailbirds elsewhere in the city. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” de Blasio said during a City Hall ...and more »

New York's notorious Rikers Island prison 'to close' after years of complaints - Telegraph.co.uk;

New York's notorious Rikers Island prison 'to close' after years of complaints - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNew York's notorious Rikers Island prison 'to close' after years of complaintsTelegraph.co.ukOne of the world's largest prison complexes is to close, it has been announced, after the mayor of New York revealed he is to shut the doors of the infamous Rikers Island prison after years of debate about the controversial facility's use. The violence ...and more »

Why People Are Outraged Over Plans to Shut Down Rikers Island - Complex;

Why People Are Outraged Over Plans to Shut Down Rikers Island - Complex

ComplexWhy People Are Outraged Over Plans to Shut Down Rikers IslandComplexA panel helmed by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will reportedly recommend closing the Rikers Island jail complex and replacing it with smaller jails, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. The 27-person panel has been ...and more »

New York mayor backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex -NY Times - AOL;

New York mayor backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex -NY Times - AOL

AOLNew York mayor backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex -NY TimesAOLNEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city's Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special panel's recommendation to phase out the violence-marred facility, the New York ...and more »

Panel to recommend closing notorious Rikers Island jail - Normangee Star;

Panel to recommend closing notorious Rikers Island jail - Normangee Star

Normangee StarPanel to recommend closing notorious Rikers Island jailNormangee StarMayor de Blasio on Friday will endorse a sweeping plan to shutter Rikers Island – which includes slashing the number of city correction officers by almost two-thirds, sources told The Post. A panel of experts is expected to suggest the city close ...and more »

Rikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Bill De Blasio Announces - Patch.com;

Rikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Bill De Blasio Announces - Patch.com

Patch.comRikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Bill De Blasio AnnouncesPatch.comNew York City will shut down the notorious jail on Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. By Ciara McCarthy (Patch Staff) - March 31, 2017 2:23 pm ET. Rikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Mayor Bill De Blasio Says. CITY HALL, NY — Rikers ...and more »