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Allegedly inmates have taken over due to staffing shortages at Rikers Island, one of the most dangerous prisons in the US.
In the video below, inmates can be seen dancing with bottles of liquor & money allegedly filmed from smuggled cell phones.
According to NY Post, the staffing shortages have also spawned significant increases in violent beatdowns & drug overdoses.
The head of the city’s jails acknowledged “serious problems” at Rikers Island, just hours after The Post exclusively revealed video clips of three inmates attacking another and a group of inmates partying inside a cell.
The level of disorder here is deeply, deeply troubling. I’m not going to deny that there are serious problems here.
I just returned from Rikers Island where a group of elected officials exercised our legal right to inspect correctional facilities. What I witnessed was a humanitarian crisis. A horror house of abuse and neglect. I'll share more soon but for now my message is simple: decarcerate.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since 9/11. For me, this day was especially painful because my fiancé had just been murdered two days prior (on my birthday).
I remember hearing the news of the World Trade Center attacks and rushing to the tv to see the actual towers crumble right before my eyes. The feeling of grief & terror is still memorable all these years later.
Thousands of innocent everyday people died and the world ultimately changed overnight. Tensions rose to an all time high and shortly after the US waged war on the Middle East sending the US economy into economic decline and recession.
There are tons of conspiracy theories surrounding this infamous day. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Do you think the “war on terror” has been won? Why or why not?
I ran across this tweet and wanted to see who all agrees? I hate to say it but I kind of actually kind of find this to be true. Sometimes relationships can get in the way of business or even our vision. Sometimes the ones closest to us can undermine or try and talk us out of our dreams.
In my opinion, (most cases) a stranger usually has no bias towards you and will support you strictly based on your talent and abilities. Not always the case but often. This is why networking is key. Whether you are aspiring or a professional. Meet new people. Align yourself with people who match what you want your future to look like.
Birthdays are usually a time for celebration for most people, except me. Birthdays have went from bitter to bittersweet to manageable for the last 20 years. Omari was a gentle, kind, loving and very giving soul. We were kids but we ran Atlanta like the OGs… Until September 9, 2001. A day I’ll never forget.
I got the call the Omari had been shot in the head, killed. My world crashed and I haven’t been the same since. What’s the odds of this happening on MY BIRTHDAY?! How cruel could life be?
This year I will celebrate instead of being sad. I know God separated us that night & kept me for a reason, a purpose. I will embrace what life I have left but Omari I’ll never forget you. You live in my heart forever and I’m so thankful I got to experience you.
RIP KING. Until I see you again. I will love you forever.🕊