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Woman Who Spent Over 2 Years in Rikers Solitary Confinement Is Suing NYC for $10 Million

By Claire Lampen May 09, 2016



After spending 29-months in the Rikers Island Correctional Facility and all but two of those months in solitary confinement for a crime she did not commit, Candie Hailey is suing New York City for $10 million, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

Hailey alleges that, throughout most of the time she spent behind bars waiting to be tried for the 2012 stabbing of an infant, prison officers frequently abused her. She was ultimately acquitted of the charge in May 2015, but she says nearly didn't make it.

"I just wanted to die," Hailey told the Daily News. "I didn't think about anything else. It was taking too long to prove my innocence."

According to the Daily News, Hailey said she attempted suicide "more than 100 times" as a result of the sexual and physical assault. And indeed, solitary confinement is thought to induce suicidal impulses in prisoners, wreaking havoc on their mental well-being.



http://mic.com/articles/142995/woman-who-spent-over-2-years-in-rikers-solitary-confinement-is-suing-nyc-for-10-million?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.LWVbMJbYJ

The Trump Way

What Brought YOU to Florida?



















Hail Hydrate!

I watched Captain America: Civil War yesterday

Loved it.

"...People like you always victimize yourselves soloed on the basis of skin color."

This Black Man Was Rejected By An Airbnb Host Then Was Accepted Under A Fake White Profile

Greg Selden said he created fake profiles for white guests which were accepted. UPDATE: The post contains updated statements from Airbnb and Seldes.

Greg Selden is a 25-year-old living in Richmond, Virginia. On Wednesday, Selden tweeted that he had been rejected by an Airbnb host due to the color of his skin.



Selden wrote that he was eventually accepted after he set up a fake profile for a white person and reapplied to the same listing. The tweet, hashtagged #AirbnbWhileBlack, was retweeted over 3,000 times.




Snip

Selden confronted the man via the app and said he also complained to Airbnb. Selden said Airbnb did not reply to him.




https://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/this-black-man-was-rejected-by-an-airbnb-host-then-was-accep?utm_term=.uq6Zj0PZB#.jb2ZgYJZP

Freaking wingers...
















Let's beat the living shit out of these motherfuckers at the polls, shall we?

Mujer Mia - Joe Bataan

No Soy De Ti - Ralphi Pagan

Sabor a Mi - El Chicano

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