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Earlier this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” television program, former New York police chief Ray Kelly said that New York City was in danger of slipping back to a period of high crime and that police officers were scared of properly doing their jobs because of a “Ferguson effect”.
The comments came during a conversation with Kelly over Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s policies.
Joe Scarborough, a former republican Congressman and host of the show asked Kelly if he believed there to be a “Ferguson effect”, referencing the fallout from the killing of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.
“Absolutely,” Kelly said in response to Scarborough’s question. “Ironically of course, Daryl Wilson was totally exonerated by the Justice Department. We talk about Ferguson but a lot of people forget that fact.”
Kelly went on to explain his reasoning.
“The Ferguson effect is that police officers… are thinking twice before they engage. And with the advent of [body] cameras, which I ultimately support cameras are going to make officers hesitate somewhat. In some people’s minds that’s good, in some people’s minds that’s bad. But I think you’re experiencing now reluctance for police to do what they’ve done in the last 20 years. Crime is down dramatically in other parts of the country, I attribute it to smarter policing proactive policing. You’re seeing a backing off from that for a variety of reasons.
“I think everybody has to be concerned of that possibility,” Kelly said when asked if he feared if the city would slide back to a period of high crime associated with the late 1980’s. “Bill Bratton is a top flight professional but the mayor sets the tone.”
Kelly refused to slam the door on a possible mayoral run when asked by show host.
“I’m happy right now with what I’m doing,” Kelly said.
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After being pressed by CNN reporter Jim Acosta on why Cuba won’t release its political prisoners, the island’s premier, Raul Castro got a bit testy.
Here’s how it all went down according to Business Insider:
“‘Did you ask if we had political prisoners?’ Castro asked back.
Acosta replied: ‘I wanted to know if you have Cuban political prisoners and why you don’t release them.’
Castro then got defensive.
‘Give me a list of the political prisoners and I will release them immediately,’ Castro said.”
But wait, it gets better.
“Just mention a list,” Castro said. What political prisoners? Give me a name or names or when, after this meeting is over, you can give me a list of political prisoners and if we have those political prisoners they will be released before tonight ends.”
Alright jerk-face, here’s that list you want.
There are literally 47 people on it- a pretty healthy amount of folks if you were to ask just about anyone.
The following list was compiled by the advocacy group Cuban American National Foundation. We have put the full list below:
Name Prison/Location Sentence Date of Imprisonment 1 Liusban John Utra PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS 7 years March 6 2013 2 Ricardo Pelier Frómeta COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO 3 years May 15 2014 3 Eglis Heredia Rodríguez BONIATO, SANTIAGO 5 years May 13 2014 4 Daniel Ernesto Dufó Preval COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO 2 years May 15 2014 5 Yoelkis Rosabal Flores COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO 4 years May 15 2014 6 Amado Verdecia Díaz MAR VERDE, SANTIAGO 5 years Oct 20 2014 7 Mario Ronaide Figueroa Dieguez AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 3 years Dec 2 2014 8 María del Carmen Cala Aguilera CARCEL DE MUJERES, HOLGUIN Pending April 24 2015 9 Yosvani Arostegui Armenteros CERAMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY Pending Feb 8 2015 10 Santiago Cisneros Castellanos AGUADORES, SANTIAGO Pending July 21 2014 11 Enrique Bartolomé Cámbara KILO 8, CAMAGÜEY 8 years July 21 2014 12 Edilberto Arzuaga Alcalá CERÁMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY 1 year Sept 27 2011 13 David Fernández Cardoso Bungo 8, CONTRAMAESTRE 10 months Nov 11 2015 14 Maikel Mediaceja Ramos La Granjita. Mar Verde 6 months Nov 11 2015 15 Laudelino Rodríguez Mendoza Granjita Boniato Pending Nov 5 2015 16 Yosvani Izaguirre Hernández AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 6 months Nov 5 2015 17 Alexeis Serrano Avila AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 4 years Oct 12 2015 18 Fernando Isael Peña Tamayo PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS Pending Aug 15 2015 19 Leonardo Cobas Pérez MOSCU, CONTRAMAESTRE 5 years June 29 2015 20 Silverio Portal Contrera VALLE GRANDE 1 year ————- 21 Osvaldo Rodriguez Acosta MAYABEQUE 9 years April 2 2013 22 Osvaldo Rodriguez Castillo MAYABEQUE 7 years April 2 2013 23 Mario Alberto Hernández Leyva VALLE GRANDE Pending June 16 2015 24 Orlando Contrera Aguilar QUIVICÁN, MAYABEQUE 6 years June 16 2015 25 Augusto Guerra Márquez VALLE GRANDE 2 years Dec 12 2015 26 Reinier Rodríguez Mendoza SAN JOSE, LA HABANA (VIH) 2 years July 31 2015 27 Ernesto Ortega Sarduy VALLE GRANDE Pending Sept 30 2015 28 Isaín López Luna 1580 3 years July 8 2015 29 Warley Pérez Cruz TACO TACO 6 months Oct 13 2015 30 Nora Lisset Hernández Bulís MANTO NEGRO 18 months ————- 31 Jordys Manuel Dosil Fong 1580 3 years Aug 5 2015 32 Alexander Alan Rodríguez VALLE GRANDE Pending July 8 2015 33 Emilio Serrano Rodríguez VALLE GRANDE Pending Oct 22 2015 34 Carlos Amaury Calderín Roca VALLE GRANDE 3 years July 8 2015 35 Misael Delgado Romeu KM 5 Y MEDIO, P DEL RIO 6 years ————- 36 Yoanny Thomas González COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA life sentence ————- 37 Elieski Roque Chongo ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 5 years Oct 17 2014 38 Alfredo Limonte Rodríguez ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 2 years ————- 39 Joel Mariano Bencomo Martínez GUAMAJAL, VILLA CLARA 3 years ————- 40 Yaxiel Espino Aceval ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 4 years March 29 2014 41 José David González Fumero NIEVES MOREJON Pending ————- 42 Mario Morera Jardines EL CHIVO, VILLA CLARA 3 years ————- 43 Miguel Borroto Vázquez VALLE GRANDE Pending July 31 2015 44 Osvaldo Arcís Hernández PROVARI (Campamento) 2 years Dec 9 2015 45 Ricardo González Sendiña COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA 6 years ————- 46 Ariel González Sendiña COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA 6 years ————- 47 Leudis Reyes Cuza COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA 5 years Sept 24 2015
Guess they should all be free about now, right Raul?
H/T: NBC Miami
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