A former psychiatrist for the city’s hospital system claims she suffered retaliation for complaining that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to close Rikers Island “politicized” the mental-health evaluations of inmates.
In a $3 million whistleblower suit, Dr. Melissa Kaye says she was slapped with bogus disciplinary charges and demoted for warning “that inmates were potentially being released from jail in an expedited fashion and [in] circumvention of the procedures and law.”
Kaye, former medical director of the Bronx Forensic Psychiatry Court Clinic, alleges officials with the Health and Hospitals Corporation committed “ethical violations” and “malfeasance” in connection with exams used to determine if defendants are competent to stand trial. Those found incompetent are committed to the state Office of Mental Health for care.
Under de Blasio, “these examinations have become politicized . . . in an effort to get inmates off Rikers Island more quickly,” her Manhattan federal suit charges.
DumblASSio has proven time and time again that he cares NOTHING for safety and welfare of the citizens of NYC. They are simply the ATM machine for his political ambitions. The same could be said for the ludicrous City Council and State Assembly, who gifted NYers with a revolving door on jails so that criminals can laugh all the way out the door on their way to their next crime. We all know that DumblASSio is utterly owned by the real estate developers. They want Rikers Island, a prime piece of real estate, to build luxury housing on. But uh, there's a problem--thousands of criminals housed in the prison there.
They put the heat on their boy Comrade Bill to lower the standards by which prisoners are considered safe to release into society. Notice how similar this is to lowering the standards on the half-dozen "elite" schools in the city so he can admit unqualified students and ruin those few decent schools, too? This doctor had the integrity to say NO, they are still too messed up to release into society--so SHE gets the boot so Comrade Bill can continue to empty out the prison of miscreants and mess up everyone else's neighborhoods with satellite jails no one wants. So for the sake of pocketing a nice piece of baksheesh for himself, he's more than willing to silence honest health care professionals who might throw a monkey wrench into the works. Same with his fake concern about the carriage horses. He could care less about them---but their stables occupying prime Manhattan real estate are another matter. Get rid of the horses, there's no use for the stables--so his RE boys can make a killing developing that, too.
DumblASSio isn't a mayor, he's a disease.
Good. I hope she wins and it’s well publicized.
Hope she gets her day in court then.
They can't build luxury housing on the Rikers Island property or an exclusive casino, because the jets make too much noise landing and taking off from LGA. The glorious public/private consortium that runs Terminal B wants Rikers to extend the runways.
In Comrade's AOC district, the airport hosts many homeless men with varying degrees of mental wellness. What is AOC going to do for them? The Volunteers of America office is perpetually locked and no one ever helps these people, yet there they are, all over the food courts and hallways of the terminals.
"Hope she gets her day in court then."
Sadly I think she will lose in any of the NYS/NYC Libturd courts.
The homeless at the airport are offered assistance multiple times a day by VOA. Remember just because they are filthy and carry fleas and disease they still have rights. If they want to sit in a food court and pic their scabs then it’s their right. This is the city everyone voted for.
"This is the city everyone voted for" REAP WHAT YOU SOW !
More insanity ! Where is the #metoo Pink Pussy Vagina wearing hat women on this issue ?
Brooklyn DA defends no-bail decision on illegal immigrant charged with rape !
For the poster who wrote misinformation about the homeless of LaGuardia airport- tell me you work for LGP
The Volunteers if America office is locked 24/7 & any employees are MIA - probably holed up inside surfing the Net & shopping online! How about VOA hire competent professionals who are experienced w/long term homeless issues instead of the usual affirmative action hires - Lakeisha, Jamal & Mohammed-Lakeisha is too busy worrying that her new nails might break & Mohammed is an illegal alien.
Back to LGA or LGP - does any one ever count how many illegal aliens work for Hudson News?!
It’s disgusting to see Americans homeless while illegal aliens get so very much on the government de
Until one of the protected crazies harm you or a loved one - you won’t want to believe what this woman is saying - a sad day for NYC- living in this city is dangerous to your health
Vote for Jim Quinn Borough President 3/24/20 early voting 3/14, Keep Rikers on Rikers.
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