NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Tweets Promise To Shut Down Rikers Island. Jay-Z And John Legend Share Their Support
Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio took to twitter on Friday with a bold promise to shut down Rikers Island. As New York’s main city jail facility it houses 10,000 inmates daily. After such announcement John Legend and Jay-Z tweeted in approval of de Blasio’s decision.
Kalief is a prophet. His story will save lives . You guys watching and your compassion made this happen. Thank you . pic.twitter.com/Vvnt9tDBeR
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) March 31, 2017
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 31, 2017
Here’s Bill’s statement:
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) March 31, 2017
Rikers Island is an expression of a national problem. The mass incarceration era did not begin in New York City but it’s going to end here.
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 31, 2017