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Directly impacted communities speak out at City Planning Commission’s ULURP hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2019 Contact: Loretta Kane (917-410-7242 or loretta@caminopr.com) Directly impacted communities speak out at City Planning Commission’s ULURP hearing Statement from #CLOSErikers Campaign Coordinator Brandon Holmes NEW YORK — Today, the City Planning Commission will hold hearings to review the next steps in the process to close the complex of jails […]

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Statement from #CLOSErikers Campaign Coordinator Brandon Holmes on Governor Cuomo Increasing MTA Police Force

Statement from #CLOSErikers Campaign Coordinator Brandon Holmes on Governor Cuomo Increasing MTA Police Force Black and brown New Yorkers live in communities where those of us at the margins are most impacted by broken windows policing and where harassment at train stations is rampant. This is well-documented on social media by everyday commuters. New York […]

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Jun 1
Jun 1

#CLOSErikers and #BeyondRosies Statement on the Death of Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza

#CLOSErikers and #BeyondRosies Statement on the Death of Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza, a member of New York City’s historic House of Xtravaganza, is the tenth trans woman reported dead in 2019. We mourn and are outraged by this loss of life. At least nine other people have died on Rikers since Mayor de […]

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Jun 2
Jun 2

Statement from #CLOSErikers Campaign on Moving Plan Forward to Accomplish Historic Decarceration in New York City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2019 Statement from #CLOSErikers Campaign on Moving Plan Forward to Accomplish Historic Decarceration in New York City   NEW YORK CITY — Today, the #CLOSErikers campaign concluded a day of action by issuing the following statement: “Directly impacted leaders and advocates with the #CLOSErikers campaign are energized as we move […]

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Bronx testimonies to Community Board May 23, 2019

Community testimonies to Bronx Community Board 1,  May 23, 2019 The following are testimonies submitted in support of borough-based facilities with conditions, in order to close the Rikers Island jails complex and the Boat. Edwin Santana Destini Hornbuckle Darren Mack Darlene Jackson Anonymous Correction officer who worked on Rikers for 7 years Carole Eady Trent Taylor […]

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Manhattan testimonies to Community Board 1

Community testimonies to Manhattan Community Board 1,  April 8, 2019 The following are testimonies submitted in support of borough-based facilities with conditions, in order to close the Rikers Island jails complex and the Boat. Anna Pastoressa Davon Woodley Trent Taylor Vidal Guzman

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