Close Rikers? There’s An App For That.

March 21, 2016 | WNYC

Close Rikers? There's An App For That.

In September last year, police arrested a 17-year-old girl for snatching a wallet in Manhattan. It was her third arrest in two months and prosecutors charged her with second degree robbery — a violent felony. A judge set bail at $7,500, which is the same as a jail sentence for New Yorkers like this girl, whose family was too poor to post the funds. But instead of…