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Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Officer Liang Convicted, Sex Ed for Valentines and More

Officer Peter Liang, the rookie police officer who shot unarmed 28-year-old Akai Gurley at the Brooklyn Pink Houses, was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct Friday. 394 more words

Melissa Mark-Viverito

NYC Council Speaker Wants To Shrink Jail Population, Wipe Away Old Arrest Warrants For Minor Offenses

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The speaker of the New York City Council vowed Thursday to unclog the court system and shrink the inmate population to the point that officials could consider eventually closing the troubled Rikers Island jail. 721 more words


Is Shutting Down Rikers Island a Dream or a Fantasy?

As she outlined plans to study ways to shrink the population on Rikers Island and house inmates closer to home, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called closing Rikers Island a “dream.” 998 more words

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Council Speaker: 'New York Is Proud to Be a Sanctuary City'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito once again criticized the rhetoric of a presidential campaigned that she said has “denigrated, humiliated, and dehumanized” immigrants—and said New York was proud to welcome the undocumented. 329 more words

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Mark-Viverito Calls for Reforms to Make 'Dream' of Shutting Rikers Island Reality

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverto today is announcing a sweeping set of proposals aimed at reducing the inmate population on Rikers Island and keeping more inmates in borough-based facilities closer to home—with the ultimate goal of shuttering the controversial jail complex. 831 more words

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Mark-Viverito to Deliver State of the City Speech Dubbed 'More Justice'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will call for a system to clear old warrants for nonviolent offenses and for deeper community involvement in citywide rezoning efforts tomorrow in her second State of the City address. 456 more words


War Over de Blasio Affordable Housing Plan Launches in Council

The City Council had one response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sweeping proposals to rezone the city for more affordable housing: this is not enough. 909 more words

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