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  1. Mayor de Blasio

    N.Y. Mayor Calls for New Rules After Suicide

    It was an avoidable tragedy. Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island for stealing a backpack despite never actually being charged with anything and became a symbol of a broken system after The New Yorker brought his story to light, committed suicide on Saturday at the age of 22. Now Mayor de Blasio is calling for reforms at Rikers, especially to the mental health programs, as the federal government heads forward with its suit against the notoriously violent prison for violating the rights of incarcerated teenagers. 

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