De Blasio blames everyone but himself for Rikers Island debacle

Friday, The Post ran exclusive photos from inside Rikers Island’s Otis Bantum jailhouse over the summer. They are horrific: dozens of men lying head-to-foot on the floor. Inmates napping near open toilets. Visiting the jail in September, Mayor de Blasio opted not to go in. Still, he said, “the whole thing upsets me.” 
Why? The overcrowding was planned. 
When confronted with Rikers, the mayor blames everyone and everything but himself. He blames his predecessors. “When I came into office, there were immense problems here,” he said last month.

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De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers

How did things get so bad, so fast, at Rikers Island? Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on.
Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis.
This week, The Post published photographs exposing the nightmare.

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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: More monkey business as Carrie Johnson charity is handed ban 

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: More monkey business as Carrie Johnson charity is handed ban
By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail
Published: 17:14 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 17:52 EDT, 22 October 2021

First, Carrie Johnson’s charity provoked an international incident over plans to ‘rewild’ a herd of elephants to Kenya.
Now, I can reveal the Prime Minister’s wife and her boss, Damian Aspinall, have been slapped down again over their ambitious and controversial animal projects.

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EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: More monkey business as Carrie Johnson charity is handed ban 

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: More monkey business as Carrie Johnson charity is handed ban
By Richard Eden for The Daily Mail
Published: 17:14 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 17:52 EDT, 22 October 2021

First, Carrie Johnson’s charity provoked an international incident over plans to ‘rewild’ a herd of elephants to Kenya.
Now, I can reveal the Prime Minister’s wife and her boss, Damian Aspinall, have been slapped down again over their ambitious and controversial animal projects.

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Biden has power to make Jordan’s King Abdullah release a US citizen

It’s time for President Joe Biden to get tough with King Abdullah of Jordan.
For weeks, Abdullah has been in the United States, living in luxury as his nation struggles. The leaked Pandora Papers detail what appear to be, ahem, highly questionable financial dealings by the king. Meanwhile, as explained in two columns in July, Abdullah is holding a U.S. citizen in prison after a trial in which the citizen, Bassem Awadallah, was afforded no chance to call his own witnesses or provide exculpatory evidence, denied private meetings with his attorneys, and allegedly tortured.

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Biden has power to make Jordan’s King Abdullah release a US citizen

It’s time for President Joe Biden to get tough with King Abdullah of Jordan.
For weeks, Abdullah has been in the United States, living in luxury as his nation struggles. The leaked Pandora Papers detail what appear to be, ahem, highly questionable financial dealings by the king. Meanwhile, as explained in two columns in July, Abdullah is holding a U.S. citizen in prison after a trial in which the citizen, Bassem Awadallah, was afforded no chance to call his own witnesses or provide exculpatory evidence, denied private meetings with his attorneys, and allegedly tortured.

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Biden has power to make Jordan’s King Abdullah release a US citizen

It’s time for President Joe Biden to get tough with King Abdullah of Jordan.
For weeks, Abdullah has been in the United States, living in luxury as his nation struggles. The leaked Pandora Papers detail what appear to be, ahem, highly questionable financial dealings by the king. Meanwhile, as explained in two columns in July, Abdullah is holding a U.S. citizen in prison after a trial in which the citizen, Bassem Awadallah, was afforded no chance to call his own witnesses or provide exculpatory evidence, denied private meetings with his attorneys, and allegedly tortured.

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MICAH RICHARDS: Saying NO to Manchester United was Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s BEST call

MICAH RICHARDS: Saying NO to Man United was Jurgen Klopp’s BEST call – had the Liverpool boss been swayed by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils would have won another Premier League title… how different things could have been!

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