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Rikers Island Inmates Are Rewarded With Domino’s For Good Behavior

Over two dozen pizzas from Domino’s were seen delivered to the Otis Bantum Correctional Center in Rikers Island, which allegedly holds the city’s worst prisoners, according to the NY Post.

Although Rikers Island is notorious for corruption, neglect, and a deeply set culture of violence, it seems that they’re taking small steps to shed that image and reputation, starting with a pizza party.

The pizza parties, which have occurred since 2014, is a tactic the jail uses to reduce violence among inmates or to reward inmates who “reached a key milestone” in a “work skills program.”

To some, however, the pizza parties for inmates leave a bad taste in their mouths, especially considering the fact that they are regularly covered by taxpayers’ money.

The pizzas for this recent party cost approximately $400 and provided 2 slices each for 75 different inmates, according to the Correction Department.

Retired city correction officer and union delegate David Fitzgerald told the Post, “It’s deplorable and disgusting, because you have officers that aren’t even afforded a meal leave, and you’re rewarding these inmates with pizza and sodas for good behavior.”

However, spokesman Peter Thorne supported the program and it’s real results it has brought, saying, “This was not ‘pizza-gate.’ We gave a couple of slices each to inmates participating in a program that helps reduce violence. And we’d do it again, because these programs are working.”

Surprisingly, these pizza parties really may be yielding some positive results. According to the same NY Post article, official figures show that serious attacks on Rikers Island officers are down 65% from fiscal 2014.

New York’s Rikers Island is one of the nation’s most well-known jails in America. The sprawling complex of approximately 413 acres sits on an island in the middle of Queens and Bronx, and manages an average daily population of 10,000 inmates a year.

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Pope Francis Throws Pizza Parties For The Homeless In Rome, Seriously

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The Pope’s throwing Pizza parties and taking everyone to the beach on the western coast of Italy. Where do we sign up?

OK, well, he isn’t exactly taking everybody. You see there is a certain criteria you must meet, as you kinda’ have to be a vagrant or pauper to enjoy the Popes benevolence, Vatican Insider said.

For the past two weeks, the Supreme Pontiff’s aides have rounded up groups of Rome’s homeless, usually 10 or 11 people, for a beach day, followed by dinner at a local pizzeria. These less unfortunate individuals are also provided with fresh clean towels and new bathing suits.

If you are perhaps wondering what a group of homeless individuals look like at the beach other than the beach bum image we all have, overseer to the Vatican’s Charitable Funds Konrad Krajewski stated, “the groups make for a unique sight on the beach, since those who live on the street have very dark faces because of the sun, but bodies as white as milk.”

Krawjewski also added, “We certainly are not saving the world with some of these initiatives, we are not solving the problems of the homeless in Rome, but at least we are restoring to them a little dignity.”

Although Pope Francis is spearheading this amazing charitable act, he unfortunately does not actually partake in the activities because, well, he’s the Pope.  Surely if he wouldn’t be mobbed by the masses he would totally join for a slice or two, but until then he’ll have to enjoy delivery to the Vatican.

h/t people

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Hero Pilot Throws Pizza Party For Passengers After Flight Gets Stranded

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Yesterday, a Delta flight scheduled to fly from Philadelphia to Atlanta was diverted to Knoxville after torrential rains in Georgia prevented the aircraft from landing, stranding passengers on the tarmac in Tennessee for hours.

How did the pilot appease the disgruntled and hungry passengers?

He ordered pizza, of course.

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The 2 p.m. Delta flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta was supposed to land at 4 p.m. but instead was diverted to Knoxville, Tennessee because of the storm, leaving passengers stuck for hours in the aircraft. Passenger Khoury Ashooh told the Daily Mail:

“We circled in the air for a while [and] then the captain said we were diverting to Knoxville because of storms over the airport in Atlanta.”

Pizza from Pizza Hut delivered to the plane via a baggage cart immediately cheered passengers up.

Naturally, passengers took to social media to let others know of the unexpected delivery.

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When Vasquez’s tweet went viral, he added:

Another passenger, @BillyTheKidWitt, tweeted:

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The Philadelphia to Atlanta flight finally landed in Atlanta three hours late, a little after 7 p.m. It wasn’t the only Delta flight that had a pizza party. Because Atlanta is a hub for Delta, the bad weather hit many other Delta flights, and Delta fed its passengers with similar feasts as well.

And it turns out that the pizza is part of Delta’s plans to keep passengers happy during delays. Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant told CNN:

“It’s part of an effort company-wide when weather disrupts our operation to get food and beverages to delayed customers.”

Daniel Baker, head of Flightaware.com, thought Delta’s gesture was a successful way to deal with dreaded flight delays. In an email cited by CNN, Baker wrote:

“A meal can go a long way to calming nerves, and it raises the observation that there were far fewer incidents of air rage when airlines gave out food and cocktails for free!”

Or Xanax or Attivan.

Just saying.

Written by Augustine Reyes Chan of NextShark

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Pies on Pies on Pies — Pizza Party [MUSIC VIDEO]

Do you love pizza? BEeFF and Fly Guy Djb do. Get a load of their funny remix video of Waka Flaka’s Grove St. Party that shows off their incredible passion for pizza. The video was directed and edited by a gentleman named Fly Guy Tone. You can only imagine the antics. Enjoy you pizza fiends: