Friday, July 28, 2017


New York Daily News
Pedro Hernandez – honors student stuck behind bars for nearly a year – walks out of Rikers on bail
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Hernandez was at risk of losing a full-ride scholarship to college if he stayed in Rikers, but he could not afford his bail. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a justice organization headed by Kerry Kennedy, stepped in to help. "I want to thank God ...
Rikers Island inmate Pedro Hernandez reunited with family after nonprofit pays his bail New York Daily News
Non-Profit Posts Bail For Honor Student Who Spent A Year On Rikers CBS New York
Bronx BP Calls for Bail Reform After Teen Freed From Rikers by Advocates DNAinfo

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It's time to put an end to NYPD homeless sweeps
City & State
Last Monday, at the crack of dawn, the New York Police Department and other local law enforcement stormed into a Washington Heights homeless shelter for people with mental health issues on a warrant raid. The officers waved tasers and shouted threats, ...

North Carolina Man Accused Of Taking Stolen NYPD Cruiser On Joy Ride
CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A North Carolina man is accused of stealing an NYPD cruiser and taking it on a three-mile joy ride. The situation started with a traffic stop on the Upper West Side overnight. Police said 26-year-old Joseph Pinkcett was high on ...


New York Times
Rikers Inmate Spent His Brief Escape Hiding in Bushes
New York Times
The entrance to the bridge connecting Queens to New York City's jail complex, Rikers Island. An inmate there who scaled a wall on Wednesday was caught hiding in some bushes not far from the wall he had scaled. Credit Johnny Milano for The New York ...
Rikers escape shows why city shouldn't close the jail New York Post
Rikers inmate injured after he jumps 12-foot fence with barbed wire in escape attempt New York Daily News
NYC jail inmate caught 7-plus hours after escape from Rikers Washington Post
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New York Daily News
Rikers Island inmate Pedro Hernandez reunited with family after nonprofit pays his bail
New York Daily News
A Bronx teen who has maintained his innocence was released from Rikers Island on Thursday — reuniting with his family after a nonprofit stepped up and paid his bail. Pedro Hernandez, 17, who earned a full academic scholarship after finishing high ...
I-Team: NYC Teen Who Stayed in Jail to Clear Name to Be Released From Rikers Island Thursday NBC New York
Non-Profit Posts Bail For Honor Student Who Spent A Year On Rikers CBS New York
Bronx BP Calls for Bail Reform After Teen Freed From Rikers by Advocates DNAinfo

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CBS New York
I-Team: NYC Teen Who Stayed in Jail to Clear Name to Be Released From Rikers Island Thursday
NBC New York
A Bronx teenager who decided to stay behind bars on Rikers Island rather than admit to a shooting he says he didn't do is expected to get out on bail Thursday night. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization said it will post the entirety of a ...
Non-Profit Posts Bail For Honor Student Who Spent A Year On Rikers CBS New York
Bronx BP Calls for Bail Reform After Teen Freed From Rikers by Advocates DNAinfo

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New York Post
NYPD's homeless 'sweep' shouldn't have been in memo
New York Post
Lynch issued his directive to cops in Transit District 30 on orders from a superior at the Joint Operations Center in NYPD headquarters, sources said. “This was a direction Lynch was given. There's a layer above Lynch,” a source said. Cops have been ...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

NYC jail inmate caught 7-plus hours after escape from Rikers
Santa Cruz Sentinel
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a section of New York City's Rikers Island jail complex has been found on the island. The inmate was captured around 3 a.m. Friday after law enforcement agencies launched a massive ...


TMZ.com
Loses Violent Arrest Lawsuit
TMZ.com
He then sued the NYPD looking for up to $25 million in damages. But in court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the judge shot down Antic's case -- essentially saying the officer had to make a split-second decision and his actions were not unreasonable. Plus ...

Police: Man steals NYPD cruiser during Manhattan traffic stop
WABC-TV
Authorities say a man is in custody after he stole an NYPD cruiser while two officers were conducting a Manhattan traffic stop overnight. Police say 26-year-old Joseph Pinkcett jumped into the vehicle when the the officers left it running during the ...