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NYPD Still Arresting For Non-Violent Crimes Amid Coronavirus Crisis


Law enforcement agencies around the country have been issuing memos to their officers to stop arresting people for non-violent offenses amid the Coronavirus outbreak, however, the NYPD, the largest police department in America, must not have gotten the memo. Even though New York City is leading the country in Covid-19 cases, the NYPD is “not […]

PRISONS’ WORST FEAR! Rikers Island Has its First Inmate to Contract the Coronavirus

NY City Council Backs Mayor De Blasio in Closing Rikers Island

One of the most dangerous scenarios to possibly happen in New York state regarding the global coronavirus pandemic has come to pass. The first inmate in Rikers Island prison has tested positive for COVID-19 has been identified, shortly after a correction officer was diagnosed with the disease. On Wednesday, the first city Department of Correction […]

Tupac. Lil Wayne. Tekashi 6ix9ine. Bobby Shmurda. ASAP Rocky. DMX. Casanova. Foxy Brown. Maino. Now Harvey Weinstein. #RikersResidents

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Harvey Weinstein has now joined the Rikers Island distinguished fraternity of criminals. Until he hears his sentencing, he will find himself behind bars at the jail that have housed the likes of Tupac, DMX, Foxy Brown, ASAP Rocky, and Casanova. Weinstein may even bump cafeteria trays with Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda or Tekashi 6ix 9ine. Either […]

NYC Launches Voter Registration in Its Correctional Facilities


The Big Apple firmly believes that everyone should have the right to vote, even inmates. NYC has launched a voter registration in the city’s jails where its 8,000 inmates can sign up to vote and turn in their absentee ballots to the jail. The Department of Corrections says that 2,000 of those inmates are ineligible […]

BREAKING: Tekashi 6ix9ine Released From Riker’s Island Today


Friday The 13th wasn’t an unlucky day for Tekashi 6ix9ine. According to a recent Instagram post from Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s manager Tr3y Way, Tekashi was just released from Riker’s Island today (July 13). The rainbow-haired rapper showed his obvious relief of being released from the belly of the beast after being threatened with extradition […]

Shanduke McPhatter Talks Gangsta Gala III and Gun Violence with The Source


Third time’s a charm is the theme of the gala the organization Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes a.k.a. G.M.A.C.C. is hosting on May 4th at the Sand Castle in Long Island, NY. The event will host community leaders and elected officials who work and support the organization and its work with gun violence. This will […]

Rikers Island Captain Caught On Camera Kissing Inmate Resigns

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Shantay Dash, a high ranking, veteran officer of the New York City Department Of Corrections has resigned after a cell phone video of her kissing an inmate being held on Rikers Island surfaced. Captain Dash can be seen in a short video kissing a prisoner, then high fiving him, all which was caught on an […]

Jay-Z Talks About Meeting Kalief Browder At Sundance Film Festival

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a special appearance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to discuss his timely documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The six part series delves into Browder’s life, his time behind bars as well as his untimely death. The 16 year old, who was arrested for stealing backpack, spent almost three years […]

Get Hooked On HBO’s Latest Mini-Series Success: The Night Of


Last night (Saturday, July 30) HBO played host to an advance screening of one of its latest success stories, The Night Of. Taking place at The London in West Hollywood, CA., some of the mini-series’ key players, actors and creators alike came together to provide insight to the thriller that has everyone counting down the […]

Bobby Shmurda Receives New Prison Contraband Charge

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Shmurda was re-arrested on contrabrand charge in Rikers Island It looks like Bobby Shmurda just can’t catch a break. The Epic Records recording hit-maker whose real name is Ackquille Pollard appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court for his hearing in connection with his multiple conspiracy trial. Shmurda has been incarcerated since December 2014 along with Rowdy […]