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In Kalief Browder-Like Case, College-Bound Teen At Rikers Rejects Plea Deal
Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.
Family To Receive $380K For Rikers Island Inmate Who Hung Himself After Being Taken Off Suicide Watch
Just 10 days after being taken off suicide watch, Aris Hiraldo was found hanging in his cell.
Kalief Browder’s Brother Is Running Against Mayor Bill De Blasio
"We have a problem with the way New York is being run - especially by de Blasio."
Angie Martinez Visits Female Rikers Inmates For Mother’s Day Book Read
Interview: Akeem Browder Addresses Mayor De Blasio & Renaming Rikers Island After Kalief Browder
"[The] fact that it’s going to take 10 years when Mayor de Blasio won’t even be the mayor at the time–I got to think he’s…
New York City Officials Announce Plan To Shut Down Rikers Island
The process of shutting down the jail will take up to 10 years.
Rikers Island Captain Resigns After Footage Surfaces Of Her Kissing Inmate
Capt. Shantay Dash previously helped another inmate cover up a tattoo connecting her to a crime by smuggling in a tattoo gun.
Jay Z Says Kalief Browder’s Death “Is Here To Teach Us To Save A Generation Of Kids”
The Roc Nation CEO was part of a town hall discussion on Kalief Browder's life and how his death can serve as the launchpad for…
Once Rikers Island Took Kalief Browder’s Life, His Siblings Knew Their Mother Was Next
After the loss of their mother, Venida Browder, Kalief Browder's siblings lead the fight against juvenile solitary confinement, and the system that abandoned him on Rikers Island.
Thousands Gather To Close Rikers Island Down For Good
#CloseRikers activists rallied to bring down the controversial prison complex.
Bobby Shmurda Might Face Seven More Years In Jail For New Charges
Bobby Shmurda might have extended his stay in jail. The Brooklyn native was recently charged with attempting to smuggle in a "sharpened metal…
Man Arrested As Teen Has Awaited Trial In Rikers Island For 7 Years
In 2012, to house one inmate cost tax payers $167,731.
John Legend Says Kalief Browder Died ‘Because Our System Is Broken’
The news of 22-year-old Kalief Browder's suicide (June 6) renewed a look at New York City's municipal court system and the prison complex. Browder, who…
Federal Government To Sue NYC On Violence Against Adolescent Inmates At Rikers Island
The federal government is taking New York City to court.
Stacey Dash Encourages Kanye West To Spend Time On Rikers To Really ‘Know What Rape Is’
It's always something with Stacey Dash. In her latest appearance as a culture analyst on Fox News' "Outnumbered" segment, her fellow hosts asked her to…
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Florida Teens Laugh As Man Drowns
Police Chief Michael Cantaloupe plans to approach the state attorney on prosecuting the teens, which will result in a misdemeanor if approved.
Baltimore Police Officer Accidentally Records Himself…
The department opened an investigation after the footage surfaced online.
Man Arrested At Louis Vuitton Store After Pretending…
He almost walked away with $18,000 worth of merchandise.
Notorious Jewel Thief Doris Payne Arrested 10 Days…
There aren't enough SMH's in the world.
Meet Rapper C. Tangana, Centering Hip-Hop Culture In Spain…
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Why 'Wu-Tang Forever' Stamped The Wu-Tang Clan As Rap Icons
Let's Ask Ourselves, Is Mumble Rap Really A Thing?
Femcees Are Still MIA On Major Festival Bills, Care To Explain?
V Books: Angela Jackson Remembers Poet Gwendolyn Brooks In New Book, 'A Surprised Queenhood'