Dear County Executive Jason Garner, District Attorney Michael Korchak, and Broome and Binghamton City Judges, We write deeply concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus upon the county’s residents entangled in our criminal justice system. Many of the most vulnerable members of our community are in the local jail; many more are required by probation, … [Read more...] about Open Letter from JUST
There is little doubt now that the coronavirus, COVID- 19, will come to Broome County, if it isn’t here already. Are we ready? It will be a challenge. Broome County ranks 57th in health outcomes among the state’s 62 counties. The County Health division tasked with the surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases has seen its staff cut by 20% and … [Read more...] about How will county jail handle coronavirus?
Citizen Action calls for drug treatment and health resources, not more jail deaths in Broome County Binghamton, NY – In response to Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and State Senator Fred Akshar today calling for a repeal of the state’s new bail and discovery laws, Mary Clark, Regional Director for Citizen Action of New York in Broome County, … [Read more...] about Citizen Action calls for drug treatment and health resources
INDIVISIBLE BINGHAMTON & MOVEON.ORG Nationwide Event OUR EVENT is THURSDAY JANUARY 9 @ NOON ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE VERIZON & FEDEX PLAZA 3951 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850 We must send a big message that we DO NOT WANT A WAR WITH IRAN! Join us as we gather to publicly show WE WANT PEACE. On the sidewalk in front of the VERIZON & … [Read more...] about Demo: No War With Iran
December 28, 2019 Make no mistake about it: they are afraid. Very afraid. For the state’s new bail reform bill threatens to undermine what our bloated elected officials have spent decades constructing: the machinery of mass incarceration that siphons funds for health and social services into policing and jailing innocent persons. The new bail bill is … [Read more...] about Fear and Loathing among Mass Incarcerators
The Democratic majority in Albany finally passed Early Voting for New York. The first phase is all county voting, so you can vote at any polling place in early voting no matter in what district you live. Early voting happens at 3 locations: The Broome Co. Library, The Oakdale Mall (near former Sears store) and the Endicott Library. Starting Oct. 26th through … [Read more...] about Early Voting Has Arrived!
from Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier, October 16, 2019 The Sheriff has done it again. Whenever he is faced by protests over medical abuse and a record-setting number of deaths, he has one ready response: don’t worry, everything’s good at the jail. Yesterday, in response to the protest during the Columbus Day parade, he did it again, shamefully … [Read more...] about County Jail is a Documented Center of Medical Abuse and Death
City Dem Chair Rennia Questions Mayor's Calls to Condemn Social Justice Group Civil disobedience is a cornerstone of our democracy. At times, it is divisive, controversial, and inconvenient. As leaders of the local Dem Party, we share PLOTS' commitment to racial justice. Although, we may not always agree with their tactics and social media posts, we will … [Read more...] about Rennia Challenges Mayor on PLOT
BINGHAMTON—Community members brought Binghamton’s annual Columbus Day Parade to a halt Monday, to protest the inhumane and deadly conditions of the Broome County Jail. The jail, which also serves as an ICE detention center, is responsible for at least 10 inmate deaths since 2011—a rate over 4 times the state average. A total of 4 protesters were arrested … [Read more...] about Protesters Disrupt Binghamton’s Columbus Day Parade
Magic Friends, get out your tiny rakes and trowels… find some moss and magic… and make a Fairy Garden! Anyone, anywhere, can enter. The winners will be chosen from different categories so everyone has a chance to be a winner… from the very youngest to the oldest granny - just keep in mind that should you be chosen as a Fan Favorite, you will need to be … [Read more...] about Wee Folk Mini Garden Contest 2020