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Reporter: WNYC/NPR/Gothamist. Criminal Justice/Rikers/ICE. Guest Host. I wrote "AMERICAN GOVERNOR: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption." Ex-Philadelphia Inky.
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Sep 28, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: Since I published a secret recording last week of the Bergen County Sheriff going on a racist rant I've fielded several tips about shocking remarks made by public officials in Bergen County, NJ. In this thread I'll highlight two that recently aired in public meetings.1/7 "I'd like to kill her, but I can't do that. I look at the 'Shawshank Redemption' and say, 'Hmmm.'" - Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi on Englewood Cliffs Council President Carrol McMorrow. 2/7
Jun 19, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
An Albanian woman is on tarmac at Newark Airport right now on verge of deportation. She was detained in April after she allegedly interfered with officials as they deported her husband. Her son remains in detention in N.J. Her 10-year-old daughter, a U.S. citizen, now parentless. Here's the back story on her arrest that led to her deportation. (…) She said she was just trying to hug her husband goodbye. They had lived here 17 years. After he was deported back to Albania, he said he was beaten by armed men. He's a Christian minority.