WBAI Evening News
- 05/18/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

—The Independent Budget Office delivers statistics on the population at Rikers, the racial makeup which shows a disproportionate number of blacks and hispanics compared to NYC's population, the number of detainees with non-violent offenses, and those incarcerated because they can't afford bail, as well as the cost to New York City. These statistics add to anecdotal evidence on need to close Rikers. The Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Courts & Legal Services,Queens Council Member Rory Lancman requested the information from the IBO. He says he wants Mayor de Blasio, who says he wants to shut down the facility, to come up with a plan.

— Indian Point 3 reopened today. It is scheduled to operate until 2021. Indian Point 2 is slated to close in 2020, but there is growing concern from residents who live near the aging reactors. There is also anger over Governor Cuomo's $7.6 Billion Nuclear Bailout. Activists and community members from many organisations including NYPIRG, Food and Water Watch and New York Communities for Change gathered outside the Governor's office this week to voice their outrage.

— Ramarley Graham's mom, Constance Malcolm is still seeking justice in the death of her son more than five years ago. Sergeant Scott Morris on the scene that day and Officer John McLoughlin who kicked in the door of their Bronx home without a warrant have been facing departmental trials since 2012, but Ramarley's family hasn't heard anything about when the trials are to occur. They want answers.

—The death of Terrence Crutcher and the Tulsa cop who got off, even with damning dashcam and helicopter footage which showed him being shot to death by that cop.

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