Rikers Island Claims Its Prey: Freed Man Kills Himself

A young man held as a teen on Rikers Island for three years without trial, takes his own life. What happens to you when you, as a teen, spend three years in jail without even a trial, with about two of those years spent in solitary confinement? What kind of person do you become? What kind of personality do you develop? I wrote about this back in October 2, 2015. I might not have noticed that it is time to update the story, sadly, had it not been for Rand Paul who shared the news on Facebook. Kelley Read more […]

2 Cops Charged because Suspect’s Girlfriend Investigated

Two cops charged with assault were believed until the accused man’s girlfriend dug up video on her own. This story does not show that all cops are this bad. That is certainly not the case. Nor does this story demonstrate that the victim, Najee Rivera, was some kind of upstanding citizen. From what is reported in the Action News 6 story we really can’t tell. The fact that he tried to run away from police may indicate that he was worried about a crime he committed. On the other hand, he Read more […]

Forever Jail is a Fail

A nineteen-year-old robbed two video stores with a rifle. No shots fired. No injuries. But it was unquestionably a violent crime (He says the rifle was not loaded. I’m curious why the news team wasn’t able to verify that simple fact. I understand that it is legally irrelevant according to the statute book, but it should at least be recorded.) He was duly caught and convicted. Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced. His lawyer told him that he was to serve sixteen years in prison. According to Fox News Read more […]