Archives for September 2021
Deaths in Custody at Rikers Continue
Another inmate’s death at Rikers Island is the latest in the gruesome parade of fatalities there this year. On September 22, Stephen Khadu was pronounced dead after being brought to Lincoln Hospital from the Vernon C. Bain Center because of medical distress. Mr. Khadu had been held at the Bain Center, across the street from […]Read More
Police Chokeholds: Any Indictments Yet?
Just this week, a case that was pronounced the first test of the law criminalizing police chokeholds ended without any indictment. Commonly known as the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, the law passed in June of last year “establishes the crime of aggravated strangulation when police or peace officers commit the crime of criminal obstruction or […]Read More
How the Mortgage Business Landed One Man in Hot Water
While there has been much talk about those who have done well in the real estate market lately, most don’t involve mortgage fraud. That is, except for former mortgage broker Brent Kaufman. On August 31, Mr. Kaufman pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court to stealing proceeds from multiple refinancing transactions that were meant to pay […]Read More