Kalief Browder is Dead. Cause of Death: Rikers

Kalief Browder’s short life ended Saturday.

1993 to 2015
1993 – 2015

Jennifer Gonnerman’s first piece for The New Yorker, “Before the Law,” is about Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old who spent three years in jail without a trial. Published in 2014, she was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Award for feature writing. Here is a link:

New Yorker Article

Jennifer also published video of a beating incident captured on Rikers” own security cameras:

Camera in Rikers

Author: Bill Ziegler

Master of Arts Degree: Germanic Languages and Literatures. Master of Arts Degree: Geography. Certified Teacher of German Language. Functional specification writer for databases Logistics Chain for Automotive Concern: Technical Specification for a Filtering System: Translated a German patent for a steel-drum facility Translated terms and conditions (Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen) Taught German language and culture kindergarten to advanced. Designed curricula Cincinnati Waldorf School Created programs using PL/SQL, Oracle, Unix, Visual Basic, Cleaned data for the P&G Commercial Products Group. Developed program to establish optimal vendor routes Designed IVR call-in for field agents to detect scheduling problems and determine their location. Designed programs to maintain a vendor database in an SAP application for product supply from a single pilot plant with 1,300 records to 40 plant locations with 45,000 records. Developed programs to identify specifically critical data errors and potentially duplicated records.

2 thoughts on “Kalief Browder is Dead. Cause of Death: Rikers”

  1. The New Yorker article is valuable, glad you included it. What we do to people like — in prisons and elsewhere –is horrible, and yet mostly we seem just to go along like nothing’s happening. Perhaps we’re all overwhelmed by the evil we are doing and cannot face up to..

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