December 8, 2020

S.I. pub owner out on no bail because of race, Legal Aid says

S.I. pub owner out on no bail because of race, Legal Aid says


“While Mr. Presti, a white man who stands accused of assaulting a police officer with his motor vehicle, is at home with his family, able to continue operating his business and has unfettered access to his defense lawyers, thousands of equally presumed innocent Staten Islanders are sent to Rikers per year on far less serious charges,” said Legal Aid’s Marie Ndiaye. “Those less fortunate than Mr. Presti are the overwhelmingly Black and brown clients of Legal Aid Society.”



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