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.