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NYC to release more than 1,000 prison
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/25/2020 9:00:49 PM

New York City will release more than 1,000 prison inmates due to coronavirus concerns, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. According to the New York Post, approximately 300 prisoners in the Rikers Island prison complex and other city facilities will be released this week to limit the spread of COVID-19 through NYC’s jail system. De Blasio said inmates chosen are serving less than a year in prison for misdemeanors or non-violent felonies. (Snip) According to the Post, de Blasio is also working to release another 800 inmates, most of whom were jailed on technical parole violations. De Blasio says he’s


Most of them are probably carrying the virus too. Good luck with that NY.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/25/2020 9:11:51 PM (No. 358078)
It's like a Seinfeld episode where Costanza says, So to save the city, you've got to lock down the people... and unlock the prisoners? Got it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross 3/25/2020 9:13:27 PM (No. 358079)
They have all promised to observe social distancing protocol, and to refrain from any further criminal activity, so there is nothing at all to be concerned about.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 3/25/2020 9:29:04 PM (No. 358085)
No way that could go bad, right?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 3/25/2020 9:31:38 PM (No. 358089)
Wouldn't it be better to keep them isolated in a prison cell than putting it out into the neighborhood?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo 3/25/2020 9:33:41 PM (No. 358090)
Sadly, I have come to expect nothing less from NYC.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TLCary 3/25/2020 9:33:42 PM (No. 358091)
83% Recidivism Rate. Maybe incarceration should be an experience people would want to avoid. It occurs to me that solitary confinement is an effective form of social distancing.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/25/2020 9:55:31 PM (No. 358101)
What could go wrong?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky 3/25/2020 10:18:29 PM (No. 358114)
how bad could it be?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/25/2020 10:19:57 PM (No. 358115)
Well, isn't the old saying, "Thick as thieves"? The "progressive" commies sure do love criminals. Its probably a professional courtesy. That's why they hate President Trump so much. The Donald is The Man. MAGA:KAG - Whether they like or not.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: daisey 3/25/2020 10:23:30 PM (No. 358116)
So you can die at the hands of a thug or from Covid-19. This is insanity.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/25/2020 10:29:52 PM (No. 358120)
The law should be changed so that politicians can be sued for the damages they cause.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Petronius 3/25/2020 10:32:28 PM (No. 358125)
De Blasio has been itching to do this, he just had to wait for the proper crisis to justify it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Paglia guy 3/25/2020 10:34:01 PM (No. 358129)
Oh come on, Wilhelm. Let them all out! More voters!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Omen55 3/25/2020 10:35:09 PM (No. 358131)
Meanwhile mayor Putz has his armed guards.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/25/2020 10:40:35 PM (No. 358142)
What could go wrong? Just technical parole violations. Like possession of drugs and firearms while on parole. Stuff like that. As long as they pledge to go to church on Sundays, not do drugs and alcohol, and volunteer at a food bank and hospice center for the elderly they are good to go.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/26/2020 1:24:15 AM (No. 358218)
No wonder gun sales are up. de Blowheart considers a non-violent felony to be one where there was a clean shot to the head so the victim didn't suffer in their final moment.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/26/2020 2:29:08 AM (No. 358238)
DeBlasio is quick to blame someone else but can't shut down the airport. All of the people who are suppose to stay at home are flying and driving to FL sending the numbers of virus infected higher here.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Muguy 3/26/2020 6:36:53 AM (No. 358287)
Only 1,000? You mean there are others still in prison? What about their concerns to getting the Corona Virus? Was this Batille Day or something?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DCGIRL 3/26/2020 7:03:16 AM (No. 358308)
Will these 1000 get to vote??????
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 3/26/2020 7:50:48 AM (No. 358335)
Perfect response for the center of the crisis in America!!! 20,000 cases in NY City... Way to go!!! What could go wrong that already hasn't?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Smart11344 3/26/2020 1:50:32 PM (No. 358811)
All democrats, as well.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: or gate 3/26/2020 2:07:00 PM (No. 358833)
Another sneaky trick.
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