Page 1 of 28 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 275

Thread: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

  1. #1
    Friend Zone

    Jack Fabulous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    midwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,842
    Blog Entries
    1

    [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Legal experts stunned by DA'''s '''barbaric''' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island | Fox News

    Scott Hechinger, a public defender in Brooklyn, also criticized the decision.

    "Rikers Island & Solitary Confinement are both tortures *no one* should be subjected to," Hechinger tweeted Tuesday. "By supporting solitary for Manafort, we support an immoral, barbaric, cruel & unusual practice. Torture w/ long lasting, debilitating mental health consequences. And solitary for one means solitary is available for all."
    Solitary confinement at one of the the most notorious prisons in the nation for a guy convicted of white collar crimes with no history of violence.

    Kind of hard to argue that this isn't purely political and utterly grotesque.

  2. #2
    Sage
    Amelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    6,961

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Who do you think deserves to go to Rikers?

  3. #3
    Sage
    Rexedgar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    17,522

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Legal experts stunned by DA'''s '''barbaric''' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island | Fox News



    Solitary confinement at one of the the most notorious prisons in the nation for a guy convicted of white collar crimes with no history of violence.

    Kind of hard to argue that this isn't purely political and utterly grotesque.
    Probably for his own good, (solitary.) What are your thoughts on the 9000+ other inmates @ Rikers Island?
    Everyone appreciates your honesty, until you are honest with them. Then you are an asshole. - George Carlin
    I know, everybody funny, now you funny,too. -George Thorogood

  4. #4
    Sage
    Amelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    6,961

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Probably for his own good, (solitary.) What are your thoughts on the 9000+ other inmates @ Rikers Island?
    That's my question.

    If a criminal like Manafort is too good for Rikers, then it should just be shut down.

    Maybe it should be shut down anyway since it's so poorly managed. But Manafort is not too good for it.

  5. #5
    Teacher of All Things



    Josie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    33,105

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Legal experts stunned by DA'''s '''barbaric''' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island | Fox News



    Solitary confinement at one of the the most notorious prisons in the nation for a guy convicted of white collar crimes with no history of violence.

    Kind of hard to argue that this isn't purely political and utterly grotesque.
    I thought solitary confinement was only for the most violent?
    Not R or D 2020

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,771

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Legal experts stunned by DA'''s '''barbaric''' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island | Fox News



    Solitary confinement at one of the the most notorious prisons in the nation for a guy convicted of white collar crimes with no history of violence.

    Kind of hard to argue that this isn't purely political and utterly grotesque.
    Almost the entire prison population of Rikers consists of remanded defendants awaiting trial. A white collar crime is still a crime and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be sent to Rikers like everyone else. As for solitary - I have my doubts that it’s necessary but I also have doubts about the wisdom of sending a millionaire with his connections to mill around with the general pop.

  7. #7
    Heading North
    Roadvirus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    12,176

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    It's political. Trying to pressure him into squealing on Trump no doubt.

  8. #8
    Friend Zone

    Jack Fabulous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    midwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,842
    Blog Entries
    1

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Probably for his own good, (solitary.) What are your thoughts on the 9000+ other inmates @ Rikers Island?
    Rikers Island - Wikipedia

    Rikers Island has a reputation for abuse and neglect of inmates, attracting increased media and judicial scrutiny that has resulted in numerous rulings against the New York City government. It is also notorious for numerous assaults by inmates on uniformed and civilian staff, resulting in often serious injuries. In May 2013, Rikers Island ranked as one of the ten worst correctional facilities in the United States, based on reporting in Mother Jones magazine.[12] Violence on Rikers Island has been increasing in recent years. In 2015 there were 9,424 assaults, the highest number in 5 years
    My concern isn't for the inmates, including(soon to be) Manafort.

    My concern is that the state of New York has now weaponized the process.

  9. #9
    Friend Zone

    Jack Fabulous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    midwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,842
    Blog Entries
    1

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Almost the entire prison population of Rikers consists of remanded defendants awaiting trial. A white collar crime is still a crime and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be sent to Rikers like everyone else. As for solitary - I have my doubts that it’s necessary but I also have doubts about the wisdom of sending a millionaire with his connections to mill around with the general pop.
    They are sending him there as a form of retribution and it is dead-bang obvious.

  10. #10
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:03 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,771

    re: [W:152] Legal experts stunned by DA's 'barbaric' move to send Manafort to Rikers Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    They are sending him there as a form of retribution and it is dead-bang obvious.
    They are sending him there because that is where remanded defendants go. Why should he be treated differently than any other defendant?

Page 1 of 28 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •