What happens when you stab a cab driver after refusing to pay the fare and you happen to be a Morgan Stanley banker? Well, nothing. A few weeks ago, charges against William Bryan Jennings, the Morgan Stanley banker who was accused of stabbing a NYC cab driver over a fare, were dropped.
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Almost one year ago today, The New Yorker published the story of a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime. Accused of stealing a backpack in 2010 at the age of 16, he was held on Rikers for more than 1,000 days waiting for a trial that never happened. His brutal detention included, among other abuses, two years in solitary confinement and beatings by officers and inmates. This tragedy of criminal justice was further compounded last June when, two years after his case was dismissed for lack of evidence, Browder, 22, committed suicide.