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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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A gang-driven ambush gave four Rikers Island correction officers broken bones, cracked ribs and bruised eyes — and was one of five attacks at one jail this week that injured at least 11 officers, the Daily News has learned.

By: CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS March 26, 21. 0:00

ALBANY — Lawmakers in the State Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that could prevent public workers from being punished for COVID-related absences.

By: DENIS SLATTERY March 25, 21. 0:00

A Rikers Island correction officer got into a brawl with a captain and an assistant deputy warden Monday — the latest sign of strife at the troubled agency amid Commissioner Cynthia Brann’s extended absence and complaints from staff about triple shifts.

By: CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS and STEPHEN REX BROWN March 24, 21. 12:17

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