paul v prestia

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[ny, ny]


2015 – incarceration was direct cause of Kalief ‘s death:

i’ve seen injustice.. but the extent of the injustice here..

he wasn’t just my client.. he was like my little brother..




jan 2016 – it wasn’t just one person that killed Kalief.. it was a whole system

it wasn’t just one person that killed Kalief.. it was a whole system


40 min ish – july 22 2015 press conference

everyone deserves (and we all need) another chance (ad infinitum)

on the abolishment of solitary confinement – #KaliefBrowder via @pprestiaesq and #Browderfamily


she died of a broken heart –


airing of the Kalief Browder Story

The intensity is palpable right now #kaliefbrowder @spike

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A mother’s pain, and a family left broken, all over an allegedly stolen backpack. ‘TIME: The Story,’ premieres TONIGHT!

‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story’ Premieres TONIGHT at 10/9c
‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,’ is a six-part documentary event that tells the story of Kalief Browder, his time at Rikers Island, and his tragic death.
p 1 of 6 part series.. can’t find way to watch it.. will find one..
couldn’t make 900 bond of made up money.. dang us
a nother way .. deep enough ..for all of us..
can’t tell if these downloads are free or not.. but available till jul 30.. looks like have to join spiketv

Hi everyone, @marclamonthill here. Let’s talk about episode 1 of TIME: The #KaliefBrowder Story. Thoughts?I’ll be signing all my tweets MLH

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his book.. nobody
Harvey Weinstein wants reform after Kalief Browder series
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Kalief Browder, martyr.…
@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio
New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility. It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions. But it will happen.
de blasio said to back plan to close rikers
Mr. de Blasio said the jails could be closed in 10 years, providing the city could reduce the number of people who cycle through the city’s system to 5,000; low enough, that is, for every inmate to be taken off the 400-acre island and housed instead in jails elsewhere in the city.
10 years..


Paul V. Prestia, Esq (@pvpesq) tweeted at 5:41 AM – 3 Apr 2017 :

Handcuffing & putting someone thru the system for jumping a turnstile is one of the dumbest laws on the books. Decriminalize the uncriminal (

Paul V. Prestia, Esq (@pvpesq) tweeted at 5:33 AM – 3 Apr 2017 :

Decriminalizing prostitution could be key:
Yes in theory. But would this mark the return of the old #timessquare? (



In 2013 I knew this was the most compelling case in #america. I guess I was right. Please see the final act #kaliefbrowder @spiketv tonight

Speaking at his funeral & seeing him in an open casket was an all-time low. They didn’t teach you about that in #lawschool #kaliefbrowder

the conversation then was mostly #stopandfrisk & police brutality now it’s the entire #criminaljusticesystem #KaliefBrowder

t was a nice day celebrating his life my mother made a tray of lasagna for me to bring to the party . his favorite food #kaliefbrowder

This series shocks the conscious to such an extent …you have to act #kaliefbrowder #criminaljusticereform

Not every story has a happy ending at least this one had heros #kaliefbrowder #venidabrowder Thank you all for watching


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NYC Criminal & Civil Rights Attorney, Soccerdad: Deconstructing justice in Time: The Kalief Browder Story- Spiketv IG: Lead don’t follow…

Located in downtown Manhattan, The Prestia Law Firm concentrates on Civil Rights litigation and Criminal Defense matters.

We diligently advocate for our clients who have been falsely arrested or imprisoned, maliciously prosecuted or who are victims of unlawful “stop & frisk”, police brutality and abuse by corrections officers in Rikers Island or who have been subjected to solitary confinement. We pursue legal action based on state and federal constitutional violations. Our firm has obtained sizable monetary settlements in suits filed against the City of New York and the NYPD.

For over a decade, Mr. Prestia has zealously fought for the rights of his clients; defending the accused and protecting the abused.  As such, Mr. Prestia has been recognized as one of the preeminent NYC attorneys in his field.  In 2016, he was named a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters magazine for his efforts  in criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Moreover, Mr. Prestia has become one of the leading civil rights and criminal justice reform advocates in New York City speaking at 2016 American Justice Summit and at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Bail Reform during their Annual Conference in West Palm Beach this past August.

In addition, Mr. Prestia has addressed law students at UCLA School of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, New York Law School, American University School of Law, and Miami Law School in his candid lecture series “Kalief Browder and The Extraordinary Quest for Justice”

In March 2017 Mr. Prestia will be  featured as himself in the Spike TV docuseries ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’.


naming street in broncs after Kalief – on his bday

mrjohnnyperez’s video being #official with my man @MrJohnnyPerez #itsnottheend\

it’s a nice gesture.. an honor.. it solidifies Kalief’s legacy as a hero for city/country.. more importantly it means a lot to his family.. it’s symbolic.. it’s appreciated

but it’s not the end


Kalief Browder






that lack of human contact.. the most basic human need..

i can’t see something unjust and let it go

a nother way


kalief browder story (doc)


I told you i was going to get justice. This is just the start
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