Currently, more than 4,400 people are being held on Rikers Island and in other city jails pre-trial, mostly due to bails they are unable to post.
Twelve people have died in city jails so far this year. Data shows judges have contributed to the swelling detainee population. An analysis by Gothamist/WNYC and New York Focus shows who the top judges are.
"The only way to reconcile this is to conclude that the NYPD's repeated claims of rising crime are a story of their own making."
'All of these actors want the power to have discretion to incarcerate anybody who they feel should be incarcerated. That is the key.'
'For a news agency to produce this is incredibly inappropriate, particularly in New York City, the epicenter of the epidemic.'
The disgraced movie producer used a walker during his court appearance.
The movie producer, who allegedly terrorized dozens of women, walked with a limp and clutched the arm of his associates.
'A lot of folks are currently incarcerated quite simply because they’re poor.'
A professor writing a book about Epstein also believes the financier built his worth through blackmail.
Shkreli sent a letter begging a judge not to revoke his bail over an unhinged Facebook post urging his followers to grab samples of Hillary Clinton's hair.
"When two people are accused of the same thing, the rich person is on the street and the poor person is in jail. It is discriminatory against the poor by definition."
He says he didn't find out until a jail chaplain paid his bail.
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