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All of the nearly 100 teenagers under the age of 18 on Rikers were transferred to the Horizon Juvenile Detention Center in the South Bronx.
An advocate said that, with a few differences, it's still possible for there to be a repeat of Kalief Browder's tragic three years in jail on false charges.
The budget included a rebranded extension of the 421-a tax abatement program that's not tied to the expiration of rent regulation laws.
Thanks to pressure from conservatives, 16- and 17-year-olds accused of felonies would still end up in criminal court.
If it doesn't pass this afternoon, the state's functions could grind to a halt.
The pardons, granted on Friday, are the first round of executive action to sidestep those legislators.
The Empire State and North Carolina are the only two states in the union where the age of criminal of majority is 16.
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