From New York’s “top cop” to convicted felon, Bernie Kerik has led many lives. The man who used to specialize in locking people up now is advocating for criminal justice reform after spending time in prison.
In this extra scene, Kerik tells VICE News how the reforms and improvements he made at Rikers Island Penitentiary’s disintegrated after he left office, and what may have contributed to the state the prison is in today.
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SolarCity, America’s largest manufacturer and leaser of solar panels, was welcomed into Nevada with economic incentives. But then Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission started charging homes with solar panels more to use the public grid. This is bigger than a fight over solar energy – Nevada Energy, is part of Warren Buffett’s business empire, and Elon Musk is behind SolarCity. The outcome of fight in Nevada could set the course for solar energy adoption across the country. (Video by Ali Withers Bloomberg Business )
Shortages of some prescription drugs are forcing doctors to make difficult decisions, in some cases choosing one patient over another, or sharing a dose between multiple patients. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the rationing from Sheri Fink of The New York Times.
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A 62-year-old homeless man was found dead inside his room at an East Harlem shelter, his throat slit and head nearly severed by his now-fugitive roommate, police said Thursday. “ExTeachers life matter ? ” Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/1SLRDoK
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