Eighteen detainees have died in DOC custody so far in 2022, which is the highest count since 2013.
From Patch NEW YORK CITY — Three people died after staying in New York City’s jails in the week after a judge approved a last-ditch plan by city officials to avoid a federal takeover of Rikers Island, according to advocates and reports.
From AMNY Humanitarian group Campaign Zero (CZ) joined the calls for Rikers Island to be placed on Federal Receivership before the 2027 planned closure of the facility to end the death and suffering activists say regularly occurs at the prison.
Insight: Broken windows policing is back in New York City, and it may have killed Eric Garner. “Broken windows” is an order-maintenance strategy that encourages cops to enforce quality-of-life laws on the grounds that, essentially, nits breed lice. It presumes that a disorderly environment where small laws are broken with impunity leads to bigger problems. This is the mindset that led the police to approach Garner for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes: loose cigarettes today, civil unrest tomorrow.