The Rikers Debate Program Is Slowly Collapsing
A seemingly minor change in access to city jails has made it much harder for a lauded debate course to recruit volunteers.
This is the second installment in a two-part series on programming on Rikers Island. Read the first story.
“They’re probably used to programs just not happening.”
“The new volunteer pipeline is kind of a trickle.”
“It definitely felt like a place where I could actually use my mind.”
The rulings shed light on the leanings of Caitlin Halligan, the court’s newest judge and frequent tie-breaker.
While the United States Supreme Court seeks to restrict the government’s ability to regulate, the New York Court of Appeals is broadening it.
New York imposes strict regulations on “segregated confinement.” What if it’s just called “confinement”?
Even as experts warn of mass ethnic cleansing in Gaza, New York politicians have remained unwavering in their support for Israel since the Hamas attack. They’ve been less vocal about their state’s ties to the occupation of Palestine.
The state’s top court will settle disputes between Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and their police unions next week in three cases that could reshape police discipline across the state.