Yesterday was a big day for the Stop BHOD coalition. We held a successful rally outside the State Supreme Court building and received a favorable hearing in front of the judge inside. After more than two hours of arguments by our side and the City, and intense questioning of both sides from Judge Sylvia Hinds-Radix, the judge decided to maintain the cap on the number of prisoners allowed to stay at the jail until she renders a final decision next month. The judge committed to making that final ruling by February 11.The rally was well-attended by neighborhood activists, elected officials, and 2009 candidates for local office.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
House of Detention rally
Yesterday morning the community held a rally at the Brooklyn state courthouse on Adams Street in support of the Stop BHOD lawsuit. From the Stop BHOD blog's account/ of the day's events: