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Man still in jail after 897 days but hasn’t committed any crime

By Daniela Tagtachian Associate Editor Vol. 20 Executive Editor Vol. 21 Benito Vasquez-Hernandez, a 59 year old man, is awaiting to testify in a murder case. He has not done anything unlawful, he has committed no crime, but based on … Continue reading

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African-American Teen Imprisoned at Rikers Island for Three Years After Being Falsely Accused of Stealing a Backpack

By Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 In May of 2010, 16 year-old Kalief Browder was walking home from a party in the Bronx with a friend.  Suddenly, Browder and his friend were being stopped by police officers operating on … Continue reading

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