DeBlasio Announces Plan To Shift $1 BILLION Away From NYPD, End Solitary Confinement

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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, presented a plan that would shift $1 billion away from the NYPD – as NYC is reeling from out of control gun violence.

The announcement comes the day before mayor negotiates the final budget details with the City Council.

“Hopefully we can find a way with labor to avert layoffs. It’s not a given,” the mayor said regarding the savings needed in the city budget.

If implemented, layoffs would begin taking effect on October 1.

The mayor said that there will be a $500 million shift in capital funding to youth recreation centers and NYCHA developments.

De Blasio also announced that the city is moving to end solitary confinement in city jails.

Starting immediately, inmates with medical conditions including seizures, asthma, heart, liver, and kidney disease won’t be put in solitary confinement, he said.

“Let’s end solitary confinement altogether,” de Blasio said, adding that the city still has a lot to do to create more safety.

The board of corrections will form a working group charged with finding a path to eliminate punitive segregation in NYC jails.

The group will present recommendations this fall for formal changes to the Board of Correction rules.

(AP)




8 COMMENTS

  1. This is as stupid as Trump’s wanting to cancel the health insurance of 23 million Americans during a pandemic.

    How many people have to die from either the virus before the Left Cult and the Trump Cult come to their senses?

  2. charliehall, it becomes tiresome to have your Democrat propaganda on this forum. We all know you and other leftist on this forum are shilling for evil Democrats.

  3. mayor as long u leave Metzitzeh Bepeh intact then NY dose not need police anymore…
    i am not blaming Mosdos, shuls, Schools, Yeshivas to vote for Deblasio because the bottom line is we can not survive without the money but who dreamed what a fardryteh kup we voting for?
    we need a yoim tefilleh only hashem should put some sense into his brains and he should believe thay NY LIVES MATTER TOO……

  4. He needs to be put away in an institution. Even a monkey would do a better job than this clown in office. At least 50% of the time he would be right.

  5. @CharlieHall
    Stop falsely attacking Trump.
    Trump wants to fix the health insurance fiasco. The Obama plan is a fiasco. There are many mandated coverage options that make it very costly. The only way it works is by the insurance companies getting loads of payments from Washington. The growth in Medicaid clients was pushed through with the bill coming again to taxpayers.
    Clearly, there is no plan to take away insurance without an alternative.

  6. charlie hall is lame and just trying to mention trump so people respond and make charlie feel like he matters. trump is so irrelevant to this headline almost as irrelevant as Charlie.