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08 Feb 2017

TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY – Notable Interviews & By The Numbers

TIME:  The Kalief Browder Story


  • Shawn “JAY Z” Carter – Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Philanthropist and Recording Artist
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo – Governor of New York State
  • Mayor Bill DeBlasio – Mayor of New York City
  • Reverend Al Sharpton – Civil Rights Activist
  • Eric Holder – Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Bernard Kerik – Former New York City Police Commissioner
  • Van Jones – Author and Activist
  • Michelle Alexander – Author of “The New Jim Crow” and Activist
  • Honrable Shira Scheidlin – Retired U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  • Donna Lieberman – Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jeffrey Robinson – ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director ACLU Center for Justice
  • Jumaane Williams – NYC City Councilman
  • Shaun King – Journalist and Civil Rights Activist
  • Marc Lamont Hill – Professor, journalist, activist, author, and host of “VH1 Live”
  • Ritchie Torres – NYC City Councilman
  • Senator Daniel Squadron – NY State Senator
  • Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz – New York Times journalists




 Arrested on May 10, 2010 in the Belmont section of the Bronx, NY for stealing a backpack and charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault.

  • Unable to make bail of $3,000, Browder was sent to Rikers Island on May 16, 2010.
  • Number of court dates: 28
  • Number of appearances before the court: 15
  • Number of Corrections failed to produce him before the court: 8
  • Number of District Attorney of New York City representatives who handled his case: 16
  • Number of times the DA stated he was not ready for trial: 14
  • Number of suicide attempts in jail: 4
  • Number of hospitalizations while in jail: 1
  • Number of days spent in solitary: 700-800
  • Number of days spent in jail:  1,117
  • Number of birthdays spent in jail: 3
  • Number of Christmas’ Days spent in jail: 3
  • Key numbers of Venida’s visits to Rikers: 1 hour 45 mins. each way; 2 buses, 2 subways, 12.5 miles
  • Browder was released on June 5, 2013.  The man who accused Browder returned to Mexico and the case was dropped. The New York City District Attorney’s office noted “Without the Complainant, we are unable to meet our burden of proof at trial.”


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