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Playing the 'Thug' Card

Posted 12/18/20

A relatively civil hearing on a City Council bill that would sharply limit the use of solitary confinement in the city jail system took a sudden turn into nastiness after Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio made a reasonable suggestion to the bill's sponsor, Danny Dromm, that he take an "unannounced" tour of Rikers Island.

Mr. Dromm's inexplicable response was, "I don't listen to thugs." As if to emphasize his feeling, he repeated that slur.

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