Kalief Browder 'Did Not Die in Vain,' NYC Mayor Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio comments on the suicide death of a man who had spent three years in jail without a trial.
0:50 | 06/09/15

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Transcript for Kalief Browder 'Did Not Die in Vain,' NYC Mayor Says
Mayor -- the Bosnia was remembering the young man who killed himself over the weekend following his three year jail sentence without a trial. 22 year old to leave brouder. Hanged himself at his parents' home in the Bronx Saturday prouder spent three years at rikers two of them in solitary. For allegedly stealing a backpack. Bear to -- here's his broader story of abuse at rikers helped inspire his efforts to reform the troubled ten jailed Rikers Island for senator. Once his story became public get cause a lot of people that act and a lot of the changes we're making at Rikers Island right now are a result. The example of police brouder so I wish I deeply wish we hadn't Boston what he did not die and saint. Take another look at the surveillance video just released that shows just how devastating writers treatment was at the hands of officers.

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