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New York City Correction Guardians Association, Inc
Letter To Membership December 5, 2016
Good afternoon members,
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, one of our new Guardian members, Correction Officer Alastasia Bryan was shot and killed while sitting in her vehicle about to report for duty at Rikers Island.
The Correction Guardians would like to express our sadness about this tragedy, and we send our deep strongest condolences to her family, friends and co-workers. She is and will always be our sister in blue.
The Guardians Association also would like to express our deep disappointment in regards to the response from the NYC Department of Correction.
Most of us heard about the incident by way of the news broadcast on television. However, even after the broadcast, it breaks my heart to know that not one DOC manager responded to the location where our sister in blue body remained for sometime.
NOT ONE Public Official, NOT ONE Mayor, NOT ONE Commissioner, NOT ONE Chief, NOT ONE Warden except for the O.D., NOT ONE.
As of this day, the Guardians Association will no longer sit quiet on issues that the people have long complained about. Silence hides the truth.
The Guardians Association will not tolerate the second class treatment being handed down to the people. This second class treatment results from the lack of involvement on every level all the way up. However, our lack of involvement also directly influence how we are treated as a whole.
Had this incident been a Police involved shooting resulting in the death of the MOS, every rank and file would have been present. I commend the Police Department for that. At least their bosses show up and do what's right.
Not one of our bosses even came to the scene which was approximately 30 feet from our sister in blue residence, to at least show her family that they were affected by this tragedy as well. Up close in person is always better than a phone call. This second class treatment continues because of how our own deal with us.
We pray for the family, and pray that this zero is apprehended and brought to justice.
This evening, December 5, 2016 at approximately 1900 hours, Community Advocate Tony Herbert along with Community Leaders, Law Enforcement Groups, Clergy Leaders, Elected Officials, and Residents will be holding a Candle Light Prayer Vigil for Officer Bryan.
We pray for all law enforcement officers safety as well to denounce gun violence.
When: Monday - December 5, 2016 Where: intersection of Avenue L. & 73rd Street, Brooklyn, NY Time: 7pm
PLEASE BE THERE, TODAY WE STAND TOGETHER.
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Thank you so much for helping to make the book signing a success. I really appreciate all of the support you and the Guardians gave me. Can you imagine if the world was full of people like you and the Guardian Law Enforcement Community. Again, thank you. May God continue to Bless you, your family, and the Guardians
"In a recent news report, Councilman Daniel Dromm raised serious objections to the use of chemical agents by correction officers. Councilman Dromm's absurd objections to using chemical agents to quell violent incidents committed by the most violent inmate population, 16- 17-year-olds, demonstrates his complete incomprehension about why and how this tool is used. Chemical agents are used to protect the lives of other young inmates, teachers, and anyone else who may be a potential target. Chemical agents were introduced as a safe tool to enable officers to immediately quell violent assaults without using physical force and as the data demonstrates, it is widely considered to be very effective. Politicians like Dromm have absolutely no clue about what it takes to maintain custody and control of incarcerated gang members, rapists, and murderers who can lash out at any moment and literally kill someone.
First these elected officials take away punitive segregation and now they want to take away chemical agents. Perhaps these elected officials would prefer not to lock up these individuals at all? Perhaps we should just give them an ankle bracelet and release them back into the community? The COBA has recently called on the Mayor and the City Council President to fill the existing vacancy on the Board of Correction with someone who has served as a correction officer. Councilman Dromm's complete lack of knowledge regarding security and emergency response is evident and it only reinforces the need for people who actually have correction experience to contribute to the dialogue surrounding jail operations and procedures. On behalf of all New York City correction officers who have been slashed, stabbed, and beaten by these young predators, I invite any elected official who opposes the use of chemical agents to take a tour of the classrooms or housing areas occupied by this inmate population without an escort of correction officers armed with chemical agents.
These misguided officials who want to limit the use of physical force, while also eliminating the use of chemical agents, can't have it both ways. We cannot accuse correction officers of using too much physical force, give them chemical agents as an alternative to physical force, and then turn around and accuse officers of using too much chemical agents. The teacher interviewed in the Wall Street Journal article published on December 1, 2016 who complained about the eye burning effects of chemical agents would have a much more serious complaint if an inmate in her classroom viciously assaulted her while the correction officers nearby lacked chemical agents. The teacher should be aware that they do have privileges such as movie nights and family visits. She should also be aware that these inmates receive pet therapy and get $25 a week to shop in the commissary. These inmates get extended recreation regardless of their behavior.
The City Council, the teachers, and the public should know that despite the many services provided to these inmates, there remains a population of them that still fight, cut, slash and stab each other. This is not a school system, it's a jail system and correction officers are not the problem. It has been said, "A jail where minor offenses go unchallenged soon becomes a breeding ground for more serious criminal activity and ultimately for violence." This is what Correction Officers deal with every day. We are second guessed by well-intentioned teachers and legislators with a specific political agenda who have no idea what we do. Again, as I have previously stated, reform is not where the problem lies, but the idea that reform is only applied to correction officers. It's time to let those of us at the frontlines of maintaining care, custody, and control in the jails do our jobs and to support us as the law enforcement professionals that we are."
No one spoke about the Central Park 5 Case when Donald Trump took out full page ads calling for 5 African American teenagers to receive the death penalty for a crime they did not commit!
Ask the thousands of N.J workers in Alantic City what they think about Trump and losing their jobs. This is was the most negative U.S Presidential Election in U.S. History and shows America has so many problems and the root is racism.