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NYC Prisons Report 27% Increase In Injury Claims Last Year, Cost City $13.1 Million In Settlements

Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Screengrab: NY1)

At a press conference on Wednesday, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer presented data on the human and financial costs of the city’s correctional facilities, offering stern warning on the future of Rikers Island, the prison complex he called a “humanitarian crisis.” According to Stringer, claims filed for personal injuries–both from routine accidents, …

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Martin Alan Schnitzler Pleads Guilty For Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Faces Max 20 Years

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The Justice Department has announced that Martin Alan Schnitzler, 43, pleaded guilty to “obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs” in the Middle District of Florida for a Nov. 13, 2015 hate crime against Muslims.  He is responsible for calling two mosques located in Pinellas County, Florida to make …

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Ramarley Graham – 4 Years Later, Still No Justice

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An unarmed teen was gunned down in his home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste. On February 2, 2012 Officer Haste broke into the Graham home, without a warrant or probable cause, and opened fire on 18-year-old Ramarley, murdering him before the eyes of two onlookers–his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Officer …

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