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BREAKING: Security camera footage reveals neglect and humiliation of #LayleenPolanco by Rikers COs. They are seen opening her cell door and laughing just minutes before she is pronounced dead. We need #JusticeForLayleen.…
I have seen the raw footage. I don’t believe the video editing here shows just how awful it really is. It skips from check to check too quickly. It doesn’t show that they stood there for a long time at one point but didn’t go in.
The video is narrated but doesn’t say anything over the first moment they open her cell door and are seen laughing. Shockingly, the video omits the second time the COs laugh. It also doesn’t show how slow they were moving before they finally escalated things & called EMTs.
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(hella long) THREAD on #bailreform & #PoliceViolence
Here’s the deal: last year NY passed bail reform legislation that mandated pretrial freedom for 90% of folks going through the system. It was a huge win for black people, poor people & the movement to end pretrial jailing.
It also SIGNIFICANTLY checked the power of law enforcement to use pretrial jailing as a tool to terrorize black NYers. The reforms meant that tens of thousands of people now couldn’t be jailed and held hostage just based on an arrest.
Pretrial jailing is a direct extension of police power. The #ExoneratedFive, #KaliefBrowder, #LayleenPolanco are all examples of black people who suffered horrible violence and tremendous consequences from being locked up pretrial as a result of racist cops & racist arrests.
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