#ShutDownRikers

New Flyer - Drop the Charges on #ShutDownRikers Freedom Fighters

Sign the Petition to Drop the Charges on Clark & Miles for #ShutDownRikers Petition

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Clark Kissinger (left) and Miles Solay (right) with their attorney Kenny Gilbert. 

New! Reaching out to Support #ShutDownRikers Protesters Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay

What is #ShutDownRikers? On October 23, 2015, as part of #RiseUpOctober, 100 protesters marched to the entrance of Rikers Island, holding portraits of people who had died at Rikers.  They spoke out, sang and danced energetically, and some sat down chanting "Shut It DOWN!" The NYPD had put up barricades across the road leading to Rikers Island prison.  For more than an hour access was blocked. 

Rikers Island is compared to the prison the United States ran in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, the site of scandalous prisoner abuse. This is no exaggeration. Decades of deaths in custody at the hands of guards, brutal and widespread sexual violence, solitary confinement for years, denial of medical care, and abuse of children are routine—a part of the genocide of mass incarceration. Of those imprisoned at Rikers on an average day, some 90 percent are Black or Latino.

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The Call to Shut Down Rikers!

October 23, Non-Violent Direct Action as Part of #RiseUpOctober
#ShutDownRikers October 23 2016

Just 300 yards from the runways at LaGuardia Airport, just a few miles from a glistening city, an island sits dedicated to confinement, brutality, and torture of our youth and others. Human beings languish for weeks, months, sometimes years awaiting trial. Almost all Black or Latino. Many simply for lack of money for bail. Many locked down for weeks and months in solitary confinement.  more


Closing Rikers Island “Unrealistic?”
NO – Keeping It Open is Unthinkable
& Inhumane! We Are Determined to #ShutDownRikers

By Travis Morales, Stop Mass Incarceration
Network, supporter of the
Revolutionary Communist Party 

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Sunsara Taylor, Reverend Phelps, Carl Dix and others October 23 at #ShutDownRikers


The Crimes of Rikers
Island Denounced at
'Reform Rikers' Town
Hall Meeting

Members of the Stop Mass Incarceration Networkand
the NYC Revolution Club 
were in the house for a
“Reform Rikers”  Town Hall
meeting claiming to seek sol-
utions in face of growing calls
for the shutting down of Rikers
Island. 
More


Video/News coverage 


Let’s Don’t Dream of Closing Rikers Island, let’s do it!

Statement from Clark Kissenger


 Rikers Island Protest Coverage   


Updated!  Rikers Island Fact Sheet  


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#ShutDownRikers

New Flyer - Drop the Charges on #ShutDownRikers Freedom Fighters

Sign the Petition to Drop the Charges on Clark & Miles for #ShutDownRikers Petition

New! Pdf download of petition

Clark Kissinger (left) and Miles Solay (right) with their attorney Kenny Gilbert. 

New! Reaching out to Support #ShutDownRikers Protesters Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay

What is #ShutDownRikers? On October 23, 2015, as part of #RiseUpOctober, 100 protesters marched to the entrance of Rikers Island, holding portraits of people who had died at Rikers.  They spoke out, sang and danced energetically, and some sat down chanting "Shut It DOWN!" The NYPD had put up barricades across the road leading to Rikers Island prison.  For more than an hour access was blocked. 

Rikers Island is compared to the prison the United States ran in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, the site of scandalous prisoner abuse. This is no exaggeration. Decades of deaths in custody at the hands of guards, brutal and widespread sexual violence, solitary confinement for years, denial of medical care, and abuse of children are routine—a part of the genocide of mass incarceration. Of those imprisoned at Rikers on an average day, some 90 percent are Black or Latino.

More 


The Call to Shut Down Rikers!

October 23, Non-Violent Direct Action as Part of #RiseUpOctober
#ShutDownRikers October 23 2016

Just 300 yards from the runways at LaGuardia Airport, just a few miles from a glistening city, an island sits dedicated to confinement, brutality, and torture of our youth and others. Human beings languish for weeks, months, sometimes years awaiting trial. Almost all Black or Latino. Many simply for lack of money for bail. Many locked down for weeks and months in solitary confinement.  more


Closing Rikers Island “Unrealistic?”
NO – Keeping It Open is Unthinkable
& Inhumane! We Are Determined to #ShutDownRikers

By Travis Morales, Stop Mass Incarceration
Network, supporter of the
Revolutionary Communist Party 

more

Sunsara Taylor, Reverend Phelps, Carl Dix and others October 23 at #ShutDownRikers


The Crimes of Rikers
Island Denounced at
'Reform Rikers' Town
Hall Meeting

Members of the Stop Mass Incarceration Networkand
the NYC Revolution Club 
were in the house for a
“Reform Rikers”  Town Hall
meeting claiming to seek sol-
utions in face of growing calls
for the shutting down of Rikers
Island. 
More


Video/News coverage 


Let’s Don’t Dream of Closing Rikers Island, let’s do it!

Statement from Clark Kissenger


 Rikers Island Protest Coverage   


Updated!  Rikers Island Fact Sheet  


See Defend Freedom Fighters - NYC 

 

 


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