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SLASHED ON FACE, ARM AND HEAD
"ATTACKED BY TWO INMATES
1st inmate distracted. 2nd used a chokehold and then cut the
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November 5, 2015 at 4:30pm
R. Calderon- Correction Officer at Rikers Island Slashed at GMDC
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BLADE CUTS 1 INCH FROM EYE.
According to statement released from New York City Department of Correction,
"The Department is seeking re-arrest of any inmate involved."
Norman Seabrook, President of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association: released a statement saying, "On the eve of the release of a New Use of Force guidelines from the Department of Correction, which we were not consulted on, one of our members is laying in a hospital bleeding from multiple slash wounds to his head and face. Our members face life & death and danger every single day when they walk into work. Incidents like this are exactly why we need to be a part of these policy discussions.
It is an outrage that the lives and safety of brave Correction Officers like this young man does not seem to be a priority"
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November 6, 2015 6:15pm
1) I would sue the City!
2) The Correction Department has gotten totally out of control for the inmates
to feel that they can get away with doing something like that.
3) Mayor De Blasio needs to be thrown out. He's horrible as a Mayor.
He needs to put people in place that came up the ranks of the Department,
Put a Team together that worked together and know what Jailing Is About:
ie: Davoren, Maribel, Clemmons and Squilante: The Old Timers!!
Its shameful throwing them out like dogs!!
The New York City Department of Correction is an embarrassment!
If they boycott, I'm supporting them. I'm boycotting with them because Enough is Enough!!
4)The DOC Commissioner needs to Go!
His concern is for the inmates, not the
5)Department of Correction should go back to a time when
Correction Officers were able to control inmates.
The Administration along with the Commissioner only worry about keeping inmates safe.
Inmates know they are safe and nothing is going to happen to them when they violate!
Nobody should get assaulted the way Correction Officer Calderon did!!
Shame on the Commissioner for failing to provide better Security.
He only worries about the inmates and therefore should move to Rikers and live with them.
6) I totally agree! New York City Correction do what they do because no one is accountable for anything!! They need to run Rikers Island the way they run Upstate. Upstate inmates walk a straight line at all times!! New York City Correction Departmentnow has a Commissioner who was in charge of a small correctional setting trying to run the
New York City Department of Correction and he Has No Clue!!
7) The Stories I hear are Heart Breaking!! It's hard to understand, I just remember being a young new Correction Officer and having the protection of fellow
Correction Officers, Captains and the Security Deputy Warden!!
The New York City Department of Correction has
SERIOUS PROBLEMS TO DEAL WITH!!
Safety of New York City
Correction Officers & Staff
Editorial by Ralph E. Smith Publisher -Guardian Chronicle
Correction Officer R. Calderon assigned to the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island was asked by a inmate to open his cell door. When the cell door opened, the inmate put him in a chokehold, threw him on the floor while another inmate ran in the cell and started cutting Officer Calderon on his face, head, and arms. These cuts are deep and some of the cuts almost hit the Officer's eye.
As publisher of the Guardian Chronicle and a retired Correction Officer (Security/Public Affairs) serving in both the Correction and Police Departments of New York City,
The Guardian Chronicle offers our support to the Courageous, Bold, Professional Correction Officer Calderon who was put in a chokehold and almost killed by blades cutting into his face, head and arms. He is scarred for life by gang members who tried to kill him.
As a former Rikers Island Security Officer, I understand the stress levels working in jails . As Chief of Department: Robert N. Davoren use to always say, What is in the middle of SECURITY=UR.
At a facility on Rikers Island, my Security Partner and I was attacked by a inmate who took a razor out of his butt while I was preparing to pat frisk him for weapons. This inmate kicked my partner in the head and tried to cut myself and my partner for life; Big G. Big G was the senior Security Officer.
During the struggle to prevent this feces covered razor blade from cutting my partner or me, THE INMATE LOSE THE FIGHT: and was re-arrested the same day at 161st. My Partner Big G and I went to court and testified against the inmate who attacked us with a razor blade. There was no ."Well we will wait around to arrest or will ask for an arrest.
The Administration at that time had leadership and the understanding that you must ALWAYS create a safe working environment for all staff and inmates through effective Positive Facility Programs, Facility Safety Policies, Interactivate law Enforcement Agency Resource and Information Centers and Community Programs which creates good security in the jails and on the streets.
If a inmate assaulted staff, you were re-arrested same day and would be facing more time in jail.
The threat of same day arrest and resulting in additional jail time added to the inmate case reduced violence in the New York City Department of Correction.
The New York City Correction Department had leaders like Chief's of Department :Eric Taylor, Robert N. Davoren, Maribel, Clemmons and great staff like Frank Squilante Ali Al Rahman, Hurley, Eastmond, and a Administration that made a clear and simple effective Use of Force Policy, "Inmates Don't put their hands on Staff or attack staff in any manner. If a inmate assaults staff the policy was you will be arrested the same day and this policy was inforced and supported by the Administration and City Hall. Staff and inmates felt safe when the staff mentioned in this editorial were in Leadership postions! The NYDOC had many grood experienced veteran leaders on every rank starting from Officer to Warden, the Retired or were forced out.
How does the New York City Correction Department put the safety of 10,000 New York City Correction Department Staff in danger by putting out a new Use of Force Directive with out consulting Mr. Norman Seabrook, President of the Correction Officer Benevolent Association and the COBA Executive Board for review and approval. The Life of New York City Correction Staff Matters and the COBA must always be at the policy decision making table.
What happened to the effective Re-Arrest Policy that kept the peace in the jails and helped create effective positive facility & community programs? Correction Officer Lives, and safety Matters. When Officers, All Ranks and Correction Staff see that administration doesn't care, then people retire or leave as soon as they can and start new careers or just happy to be out before it gets worst.
15 years ago you did not pay a inmate to make his bed, you simply instructed the inmate at this time or before breakfast your bed is to be made. Ok, or yes Sir. This was part of teaching life skills. Now word on the street is D.O.C is paying inmates $25.00 dollars a week to make their bed? Instead of paying inmates to make their beds, pay for programs that provide educational and job training and better linkages with community programs to help inmates become stable and positively productive in their communities and not return to the criminal justice system. I'm not talking about something new. Again, there were great program and security operations and Deputy Commissioners in the New York Correction Department that respected the skills Correction Officers, Staff and allowed Correction Staff to develop great facility security programs, Community programs connecting facilities to various community programs and various law enforcement agencies.
Housing areas didnt get paid to make their bed, it a rule. People with experience who are respected by staff and inmates and understand how to run a safe Correction system with the goal of treating Staff Respectfully and programs that assist imnate with returning back to their communities as productive people should be the goal.
What happenned New York City Correction? Great people like Sandy Smith (Special Projects and Thomas Antenen, Warden Robinson, Joe Carbone-(Honor Guard Detail) just to name a few had the respect of staff and inmates because they cared about people. About 20 years ago, OBCC a facility on Rikers Island formed a Band titled OBCC PEACE MAKERS. This band was made up of 10 inmates and 5 Officers. In order for inmates to become Peacemakers, the housing area they lived in had to keep the peace. No Violence!! So much great work lost. People who cared forced out or just threw their hands up because DOC has moved into warehousing men and forgetting to promote from within your ranks those who have the knowledge and wisdom to Lead with Honor and remembered the mission of Correction is care. custody and control and to assist inmates to re-enter their communities as productive citizens.
It hard to focus on being productive when you have to worry about being cut by another inmate while you sleep or are in the recreation yard. Dam if they start cutting Officers, who the hell is going to protect me. Inmates because of fear will found a way to protect themselve if they dont feel the DOC is doing their job.
Why does each new administration try to reinvent the wheel and leave out basic security policies to protect staff. Back in the day lets say about 15 years ago, a inmate knew if you attack any DOC STAFF, you where going to be re-arrested the same day. There was a Unit on Rikers Island in charge of that detail. The Facility Security Officers had a same day dead line for reports prepared and sent to the D.A.'s Office. Is the D.A dropping the Ball? Is the Correction Department dropping the ball? Correction Officers Lives Matter!!
Fatally Shot In Head While
Chasing a Black Robbery Suspect
October 21, 2015
Randolph Holder- NYPD Officer (African American was shot in the head by a Black suspect.
The Guardian Chronicle offers our condolences to the Holder Family, and the NYPD, There are few words to add to this story of total disrespect for life and the life of a New York City Police Officer.
This Black Suspect kills a Black NYPD Police Officer Tuesday night. According to William Aubrey, NYPD's Chief of Detectives for Manhattan, "Officer Randolph Holder and his partner heard a call for assistance on the radio. Housing Officers on a rooftop witnessed a shooting on the street. A suspect later identified as Tyrone Howard steals a bike at gunpoint
When Tyrone Howard comes in contact with Police Officer Holder, and his parnter, suspect Howard pulled out a gun and shot Police Officer Holder in the Head. Police Officer Holder Died hours after being shot.
According to NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton, "Holder was the fourth Police Officer killed in the line of duty in the city in the past 11 months. 30 Police Officers have been killed Nationwide in the line of duty."
Both the Police Commissioner and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that this suspect, Tyrone Howard should have been behind bars. A New York judge recommended Howard be placed in a diversion program instead of jail for his nonviolent drug related offenses.
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Guardian Chronicle honors the professional job done every day with respect towards the public. Saving life, helping a young boy who fell off his bike, or running into a burning building to save life, or pulling people out of a burning bus!
THE 78th Pct in Brooklyn, New York did a Great job with the Community Haunted House for youth and the parents. Outstanding!!! That's the type of Community outreach that is needed to build positive trusting relationships between the NYPD and Community.
30 years ago, cops were a part of the community because they knew my family not because of where they lived. The cop from the 47 Pct Bronx New York knew my Father. The Police was part of my network of support! My first job while attending highschool was working for a cop who owned a security business. I earned my first $100.00 Dollar Bill, tape d it on my wall at home and told myself I was going to keep this for life. I needed new shoes and pants for Fordham Prep so it didn't last, but my good relationship with the NYPD Police officer helped me pay for my school clothes.
The Community NYPD Cop 30 years ago walked my block. "If I was seen doing anything, good or bad my Father got a phone call from Community Affairs Police Officer Leins: A light skin Black guy or white guy. I don't remember, but I remember Officer Leins from the 47 Pct was a good guy because he cared about the community, youth and talkedwith me! Maybe some of those talks prevented me from getting into fights in The Valley and kept me out of trouble.
I attended Community Planning Board #12 meetings as a kid with my Father and got to have more facetime with the cops and learned how to get things done in the communitiy. I learned abot public speaking by attending these community meetings. "Smithy has the floor sounded much better than get on the floor... Understand, Im talking about exposure to positive cops and community working together 30 years ago!!
I learned at 12 years of age, How to get Parks & Recreation Vehicles to come to Haffen Park in the Bronx by watching my father deal with the Police and local leaders to obtain permits and papers needed for youth shows, boxing shows, live bands. All this community stuff was possible due to great daily communication with great cops and community leaders.
Minister Louis Farrakhan Challenged 10,000 Men to go back to their communities and make positive changes. Million Man March 10-10-15 hopefully will be a million people times a family of 3 networking to change laws, vote for people that respect you. and put a end to violence in our communities no matter what color because at the end of the day, we are All God's People.
So many people get lost by focusing on muslim leader, catholic leader, so you look at the the message through a religious lens instead of a spritual lens. Look at the message as a call for Gods people to start respecting each other, life and the world.
In America, as President Obama stated, "Guns are a Greater Threat Than Terrorism."
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