Battle for nine-month borough presidency
In his opening statement, Quinn made it clear that he was opposed to the new bail reform laws and closing Riker’s Island, which wound up being the main concerns of community questioners.
“I have been opposed to these bail laws since they were passed,” said Quinn. “They were passed on April Fool’s Day in the state Legislature as part of the state budget ... They were passed simply to reduce the size of Riker’s Island so they build the jails in the local communities that don’t want them. The notion that it was passed to solve racism in the criminal justice system is simply not true.” (Read More)
(Photo by Katherine Donlevy, Queens Chronicle) (Originally published in the Queens Chronicle)