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Kalief Browder’s mom dies of a broken heart after son hangs himself following horrific Rikers ordeal

Kalief Browder is dead because of a backpack. At the age of 16, the teenager was arrested because a man accused him of stealing his bag. He was thrown into Rikers, the notoriously abusive New York City jail, where he was incarcerated without trial for three years because his family couldn’t round...
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Video Shows Teenage Rikers Inmate Slammed by Guard, Beaten by Inmates

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The mother of Kalief Browder, who killed himself after spending three traumatic years in New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, has died of a “broken heart,” her lawyer told the New York Daily News Sunday. Venida Browder, 63, d...

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