|Long Island College Hospital. Photo: MK Metz, McBrooklyn|
SUNY has acquitted itself in a shameful manner in it's treatment of western Brooklyn and the thousands being served by Long Island College Hospital (LICH).
The long, sad laundry list of contempt charges facing the State University of New York's board of directors and top officials, with the complicity of the state Dept. of Health, goes beyond shocking.
Enormous political pressure from Albany -- plus well-financed full publicity plays by Fortis Property Group and Related Companies -- is being brought to bear upon Brooklyn's politicians and no doubt on its judges.
Only a few pols (who overwhelmingly represent SUNY Downstate's "service" area) have taken the bait being offered by the developers and SUNY.
Officials actually representing LICH's patients -- Daniel Squadron, Joan Millman, Carlos Menchaca, Brad Lander, Nydia Velazquez, and Stephen Levin -- are calling for a complete do over of SUNY's obviously "rigged" Request for Proposals (RFP) process, and a health proposal that serves local residents, not developers.
SUNY and DOH officials must be held responsible by state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes for their numerous acts of contempt against the court and the people of Brooklyn. The evidence is overwhelming.
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