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COBA President Benny Boscio on Inside City Hall 4.27 Blasting Proposed Federal Takeover of Rikers
By: Inside City Hall April 28, 22. 0:00

COBA President Benny Boscio Jr. appeared on Inside City Hall to call out the issues with the proposed federal takeover of Rikers. Boscio said that the outcome of staffing shortages and failed administration policies has been “eight years of neglect” by the previous Mayor. Additionally, Boscio said Rikers Island Commissioner Louis Molina should be given an opportunity to “fix the problem,” citing that the three prior commissioners had no prior “jail experience.”

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Saying New York City "has gone to shame," the president of the NYC Correction Officers' Benevolent Association is suing for "inhumane treatment," noting corrections officers are fleeing "deplorable conditions" to work for the NYPD.

By: Eric Mack | NEWSMAX July 22, 21. 11:07
By: Jonah E. Bromwich | NYTIMES July 22, 21. 10:58

The city’s jail officers union sued the Department of Correction this week, alleging that officers are being forced to work in “unsafe and unhealthy working conditions,” including 20-plus hour shifts and failing to provide adequate protective gear at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By: ARI EPHRAIM FELDMAN | NY1 July 22, 21. 10:56