July 2018 Archives

Youth Incarceration Practices Raises Potential Civil Rights Violations in New York City

The City banned solitary confinement for young prisoners three years ago (in 2015) citing the adverse effect of such confinement on young offenders. The new policy expanded on an existing one that disallowed the practice for individuals 17-years-old and younger. The policy shift was part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's attempt to reform the prison system in New York City and reduce or even eliminate the potential for Civil Rights violations involving incarcerated individuals. However, an investigation reveals that the city is still housing young offenders in solitary confinement situations spurring advocates to shine a light on these potential Civil Rights violations in New York City once again.

Drowning Accident in New York Claims Life of Man

With the heat index climbing, more and more New Yorkers are looking to beat the heat in summertime hotspots like public pools, state beaches, and waterways. But those summertime vacation destinations can turn deadly in an instant. Indeed, a fatal drowning accident in New York claimed the life of one man earlier this month.

Escalator Accident in New York Leaves Worker Trapped

An MTA worker was injured in an escalator accident in Manhattan earlier this month. The man was working in the financial district when a malfunctioning escalator sent him to the hospital. An eyewitness to this terrible accident called 911 and rescue crews from multiple agencies arrived within minutes. One man was taken out via stretcher in what appeared to be serious condition. Another MTA employee was injured as well but was able to walk to the ambulance himself.

Hundreds of Children injured in Bicycle Accidents in New York City Each Year

A new study published in Accident Analysis & Prevention (a professional trade journal) found that over 600 kids were injured in bike accidents every day in The United States. On a more local level, that translates into hundreds of children injured in bicycle accidents in New York City every year. A significant portion of those accidents involve kids being hit by automobiles while riding in NYC.

Accident at Summer Camp Injures 12 Brooklyn Students

A camping accident in New York left 12 students from Brooklyn injured-at least seven of them seriously after an explosion in a rented bungalow. The students had just arrived at the camp in Orange County when they noticed a strong smell of gas coming from the kitchen area. Before the problem could be identified, there was a massive explosion which injured several of the victims and sparked a blaze that caught local firefighters off guard.

Highway Accident Claims Two Lives; One a Brooklyn Resident

A New York highway accident claimed the lives of a Brooklyn man earlier this month. The two victims were in a box truck rolling down the highway toward Newark New Jersey when, for some unknown reason, the truck veered into the median. It swerved sideways, crashed into a guardrail, and overturned. The driver and two passengers were trapped inside.

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