Norman Seabrook

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Shocking Rikers Security Breach! Convicted Sex Offender Posing as Correction Staffer Roams Jails, No One Stops Him

    Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro has a major problem: a massive breach of jail security. The Voice has learned that a convicted sex offender with a long rap sheet was recently able to repeatedly drive onto Rikers Island and roam jails and other highly secure areas over a period of more than week ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2012

    Rikers Con Job

    With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Norman Seabrook, Correction Officers Union President, Reacts to Voice Cover Story

    Reacting to the last week's Voice's cover story on violence in the city jails, the correction officers union president, Norman Seabrook, criticized the stewardship of jails commissioner Dora Schriro. In an interview at his downtown Manhattan office, Seabrook says Schriro's leadership is responsible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Dora Schriro, Correction Commissioner, Blasted By Jail Guard Union [Updated]

    ​The union representing correction officers today blasted Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro's management of the city's jail system. In an unusual advertisement published in the New York Daily News, the Correction Officers Benevolent Association accused Schriro of slashing security posts bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    The Search Is On for Dan Donovan's Record on Mortgage Fraud

    Morgan Schweitzer​Would-be state Attorney General Dan Donovan says that the reason he hasn't had any public corruption cases as Staten Island District Attorney, is that the borough's too small to have its very own corrupt officials. The Voice pointed out that for years you could walk into rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Corrections Officers Beaten with Their Own Batons in Rikers Melee

    ​ When jail inmates riot, correction officers wearing helmets and carrying shields are called in. They usually put down a disturbance without much resistance. Not so over the weekend in a jail on Rikers Island. When those specially trained riot control officers responded to a disturbance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Barrett: Recalling When Mr. Tough-Guy Bloomberg Wasn't Too Tough to Purchase DC 37's Endorsement

    Kissing union butt in 2005Mike Bloomberg is now boldly declaring that he "will not make irresponsible promises to win an endorsement," the tough-guy-standing-up-for-taxpayers stance he's using to explain why the largest municipal union, 125,000-member District Council 37, endorsed his opponent, Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    MTA Approves Fare Hikes

    The train has left the station. Photo (cc) Annie Mole. Well, that's that. Starting May 31: Single fare MetroCards go from $2.00 to $2.50. 7-Days from $25 to $31. 14-Days from $47 to $59. 30-Days from $81 to $103. Norman Seabrook was the only member of the MTA board who voted against it. On the pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Jail Guard Union Throws Party for Indicted Guards

       Last Friday, the Voice has learned, the union for correction officers held a 10-hour fundraiser to benefit three members who were indicted two weeks ago for deputizing teen inmates as enforcers in a Rikers Island jail.     In the fallout that has followed the murder of te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Chief: Bruno investors won pension sweetener

    The recent federal indictment of ex-state senate master Joe Bruno was overshadowed by Governor Paterson's antics with his U.S. senate candidates, but now the city weekly, The Chief, has taken a look at the charges and makes some interesting connections. Chief editor Richard Steier reports that at t ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2009

    Rikers Fight Club

    After indications for more than a year that guards were using inmates as enforcers, New York's jails are rocked by a pair of indictments

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Wayne Barrett: Plaxico, You Should Have Worked for Bloomberg

    Too bad for Plaxico Burress that he didn't work for the Bloomberg administration. The city would have treated him better than the Giants did, even if he had been busted on the same gun charges that so outraged the mayor.The city quietly spends more than a billion dollars a year financing welfare fun ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2007

    Jail Guard Blues

    An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Cell Block

    City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Brother Bloomberg

    It's good to know that corrections union chief Norman Seabrook, who personally drove ex-Senator Guy Velella out of Rikers when he won early release from jail last year, is out of the Bloomberg dog house. Not that he was ever really in it.

  • News

    March 4, 2003

    What the Unions Can Do

    Bloomberg Could Save Millions If City Seized Slush Funds