NYC Jail Union Head Calls Rikers Plan ‘Land Grab’

The head of the New York City’s correction officers’ union contends that a plan to close the Rikers Island jail complex is a “land grab” that’s more about money than criminal justice. Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association President Elias Husamadeen said the planned shutdown is motivated by a desire to free up its 420 acres of land for projects like an expansion of LaGuardia airport.

Las Vegas Gunman Tried to Thwart Shooting Probe

Newly released documents on the Oct. 1 shooting do not answer what motivated Stephen Paddock to carry out the attack. He purchased the items used in his shooting during the year leading up to it, the FBI said, and a large share of the ammunition and accessories he amassed appear to have been bought online.