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Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by Feds

Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by Feds

An accused serial bank robber — who stole from a bank right after being released due to New York’s new bail reform law — surprisingly turned himself in to fede [...] Read full article: Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial ...→

Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by Feds

Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by Feds

An accused serial bank robber — who stole from a bank right after being released due to New York’s new bail reform law — surprisingly turned himself in to fede [...] Read full article: Freed Due to NY Bail Reform Law, Serial ...→

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York's law eliminating bail for crimes deemed "non-violent" allowed an accused assailant to be arrested three times in one day. Read full article: New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three...→

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

While many of the New York-focused ads note that they are paid for by a man named “Christoph Blaylock,” most do not disclose their ties to the bail industry. Read full article: The National Bail Industry Is Funding Mi...→

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

A career criminal is thanking New York Democrats for their passage of a bail reform law that has set him free the day after his 139th arrest.  Read full article: Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law F...→

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for "turnout machine" to secure win

The New York representative said people needed to "slow down a bit" on criticising changes to bail rules in the state that sparked controversy. Read full article: Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid s...→

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

New York lawmakers appear poised to bow to the state’s law enforcement lobby and weaken a law that just took effect. Read full article: Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law T...→

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

Legal experts called the NYPD’s subpoena of a journalist’s Twitter data an “abuse of authority” and “George Orwell-level shocking.” Read full article: NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’...→

Discussions of bail reform roll-backs spike tensions in Albany - amNewYork

Advocates and lawmakers were attempting to talk their counterparts in government away from the ledge when budget discussions broached rolling back bail Read full article: Discussions of bail reform roll-backs sp...→

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

“I don't need any fake-ass legislators who are allowing fear-mongering to try and go after our people,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-The Bronx). Read full article: NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to a...→

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

The incentive program would give accused criminals – being released from jail under the city’s new cashless bail policy – things like New York Mets tickets and [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giv...→

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is blaming the media for the public fury over the state’s latest criminal-justice reforms: “Newspapers don’t know how to write co [...] Read full article: No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no...→

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

“It is my opinion that without significant changes, the current legislation will not only be a missed opportunity for long-overdue, criminal-justice reform, bu [...] Read full article: NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘signific...→

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Gonzalez, one of the most liberal prosecutors in the state, is also facing an uptick in crime in his borough. Read full article: Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez D...→

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As the city he leads saw a sharp uptick in crime last month, New York City’s mayor again called for judges to have the power to determine ‘dangerousness’ when [...] Read full article: As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor ...→

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joined former prosecutors Bill Conway and Donna More, and former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti for an appearance before the Chicago Sun- [...] Read full article: State’s attorney candidates talk Smollet...→

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

A convicted felon who thanked New York Democrats this week for eliminating bail for a series of crimes was arrested for the 140th time. Read full article: Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishi...→

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik railed against New York's new bail-reform law Monday after a man who's now been arrested 139 times thank [...] Read full article: Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio shou...→

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

In his ruling, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht referenced a little-used statute that lets judges keep some persistent felony offenders behind bars fo [...] Read full article: Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law ...→

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

A homeless teen who was charged with an attack on a plainclothes NYPD captain in Midtown last October has been released under New York’s controversial new bail [...] Read full article: Bail reform sets homeless teen free desp...→

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

New York State's controversial "Green Light Law" prevents federal law enforcement agencies from doing their job, New York Sheriff's Association President Sheri [...] Read full article: NY State Sheriff's Association President...→

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

Altering the new New York law that allows people arrested for most non-violent crimes to not have to post bail was the centerpiece of two different events in t [...] Read full article: With some prominent exceptions, more leg...→

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail isn't useful, it is essential. Society will either warehouse every accused defendant prior to trial (at considerable taxpayer expense) or allow them to po [...] Read full article: Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime...→

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

New York State Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more discretion over who is released from jail before trial Read full article: After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open...→

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

An accused Long Island bank robber who was cut loose under the state’s new bail reforms — only to cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor and go on the lam — w [...] Read full article: Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail...→

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

An association of New York police chiefs is backing the Trump administration’s pushback against a controversial New York law that prevents the state's Departme [...] Read full article: NY police chiefs back Trump administrati...→

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

ALBANY — Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his calls to restore a judges’ ability to exercise discretion under the new bail reform law, a position that’s lo [...] Read full article: De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend...→

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

Guess he couldn’t find anything else to pin it on. Mayor Bill de Blasio linked a recent crime surge in the Big Apple to the state’s controversial overhaul of b [...] Read full article: De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linke...→

NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Residents To Complain About Bail Reform To Their Elected Officials

"He gave us for the statistics for the 108 and the neighborhood, and everything is up. All the crime rates are up." Read full article: NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Res...→

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

A homeless man found beaten to death behind a house had been attacked before and was planning to testify against members of the MS-13 gang at a trial Read full article: LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame f...→

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

A group of mayors has launched a petition drive to protest elements of the state’s new discovery reform law, which they say imposes massive new costs that will [...] Read full article: New discovery reform law costing NY taxp...→

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Shootings jumped nearly 30 percent in January, along with spikes in four more of the NYPD’s seven “major crime” categories, for an overall 17 percent rise. Sub [...] Read full article: Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail...→

New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; police say bail-reform law to blame

The union the represents rank-and-file police officers in a New York town said its members played a game of catch and release with a suspect this week after he [...] Read full article: New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; ...→

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

A top Assembly Democrat from Long Island said he wants the controversial bail reform law revised to bar dangerous criminal defendants from being released pendi [...] Read full article: New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright u...→

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars f [...] Read full article: NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after ...→

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the jury is still out on bail reform. “What I would just say is that we should just give this time. It’s been five minutes,” [...] Read full article: AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail refo...→

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

The granddaughter of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes says the "horrific crime" was entirely avoidable if not for New York's sanctuary state law.  Read full article: Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary ...→

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

“If you see something, say something.” In post-9/11 New York, commuters, tourists and schoolchildren daily read and heard this motto. Other cities, states and [...] Read full article: This law tells NY crime witnesses who se...→

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

After weeks of facing heavy criticism from law enforcement over New York’s bail law, state Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more disc [...] Read full article: New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Amon...→

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to support the Senate plan, saying he proposed the same thing last year. Read full article: Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Prop...→

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York Democrats are considering changes to the new bail reform law, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky said Wednesday. Read full article: New York bail reform law could be revise...→

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

There may end up being a startling and some say worrisome consequence of New York's controversial criminal justice reform laws. Read full article: Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workloa...→

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

New laws regarding criminal justice reform in New York went into effect in January and have drawn backlash, but one community organizer says the changes have b [...] Read full article: 'Prisoners are people': Community organi...→

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

Liberal lawmakers are making it easier for criminals, illegal immigrants, and gang members to commit crimes by administering policies like the newly-implemente [...] Read full article: New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want ...→

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

Councilmembers questioned Commissioner Dermot Shea’s assertion that crime is up because of the bail reform law. Read full article: NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’...→

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says bail reform changes may have left the victim of a brutal attack at the hands of suspected MS-13 gang membe [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New L...→

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

An upstate judge set up a legal battle over the state’s new bail-reform law on Wednesday with a ruling that intentionally challenged the controversial statute. [...] Read full article: Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law...→

City crime increases by 17%, NYPD officials say bail reform is partly to blame - amNewYork

Overall crime in New York City jumped 17% this month, mainly due to a 28.8% increase in shooting, burglaries, assaults and grand larcenies including auto Read full article: City crime increases by 17%, NYPD offici...→

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York's law eliminating bail for crimes deemed "non-violent" allowed an accused assailant to be arrested three times in one day. Read full article: New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three...→

New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; police say bail-reform law to blame

The union the represents rank-and-file police officers in a New York town said its members played a game of catch and release with a suspect this week after he [...] Read full article: New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; ...→

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik railed against New York's new bail-reform law Monday after a man who's now been arrested 139 times thank [...] Read full article: Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio shou...→

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

A career criminal is thanking New York Democrats for their passage of a bail reform law that has set him free the day after his 139th arrest.  Read full article: Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law F...→

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars f [...] Read full article: NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after ...→

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

A homeless teen who was charged with an attack on a plainclothes NYPD captain in Midtown last October has been released under New York’s controversial new bail [...] Read full article: Bail reform sets homeless teen free desp...→

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

New York lawmakers appear poised to bow to the state’s law enforcement lobby and weaken a law that just took effect. Read full article: Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law T...→

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

The granddaughter of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes says the "horrific crime" was entirely avoidable if not for New York's sanctuary state law.  Read full article: Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary ...→

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

Altering the new New York law that allows people arrested for most non-violent crimes to not have to post bail was the centerpiece of two different events in t [...] Read full article: With some prominent exceptions, more leg...→

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

Legal experts called the NYPD’s subpoena of a journalist’s Twitter data an “abuse of authority” and “George Orwell-level shocking.” Read full article: NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’...→

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

After weeks of facing heavy criticism from law enforcement over New York’s bail law, state Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more disc [...] Read full article: New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Amon...→

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

New York State Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more discretion over who is released from jail before trial Read full article: After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open...→

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

“I don't need any fake-ass legislators who are allowing fear-mongering to try and go after our people,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-The Bronx). Read full article: NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to a...→

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York Democrats are considering changes to the new bail reform law, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky said Wednesday. Read full article: New York bail reform law could be revise...→

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

An association of New York police chiefs is backing the Trump administration’s pushback against a controversial New York law that prevents the state's Departme [...] Read full article: NY police chiefs back Trump administrati...→

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

The incentive program would give accused criminals – being released from jail under the city’s new cashless bail policy – things like New York Mets tickets and [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giv...→

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

New laws regarding criminal justice reform in New York went into effect in January and have drawn backlash, but one community organizer says the changes have b [...] Read full article: 'Prisoners are people': Community organi...→

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

Guess he couldn’t find anything else to pin it on. Mayor Bill de Blasio linked a recent crime surge in the Big Apple to the state’s controversial overhaul of b [...] Read full article: De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linke...→

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

“It is my opinion that without significant changes, the current legislation will not only be a missed opportunity for long-overdue, criminal-justice reform, bu [...] Read full article: NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘signific...→

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

Councilmembers questioned Commissioner Dermot Shea’s assertion that crime is up because of the bail reform law. Read full article: NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’...→

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

A homeless man found beaten to death behind a house had been attacked before and was planning to testify against members of the MS-13 gang at a trial Read full article: LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame f...→

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Gonzalez, one of the most liberal prosecutors in the state, is also facing an uptick in crime in his borough. Read full article: Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez D...→

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

An upstate judge set up a legal battle over the state’s new bail-reform law on Wednesday with a ruling that intentionally challenged the controversial statute. [...] Read full article: Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law...→

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Shootings jumped nearly 30 percent in January, along with spikes in four more of the NYPD’s seven “major crime” categories, for an overall 17 percent rise. Sub [...] Read full article: Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail...→

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joined former prosecutors Bill Conway and Donna More, and former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti for an appearance before the Chicago Sun- [...] Read full article: State’s attorney candidates talk Smollet...→

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

A convicted felon who thanked New York Democrats this week for eliminating bail for a series of crimes was arrested for the 140th time. Read full article: Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishi...→

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

While many of the New York-focused ads note that they are paid for by a man named “Christoph Blaylock,” most do not disclose their ties to the bail industry. Read full article: The National Bail Industry Is Funding Mi...→

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

A top Assembly Democrat from Long Island said he wants the controversial bail reform law revised to bar dangerous criminal defendants from being released pendi [...] Read full article: New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright u...→

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

In his ruling, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht referenced a little-used statute that lets judges keep some persistent felony offenders behind bars fo [...] Read full article: Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law ...→

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for "turnout machine" to secure win

The New York representative said people needed to "slow down a bit" on criticising changes to bail rules in the state that sparked controversy. Read full article: Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid s...→

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the jury is still out on bail reform. “What I would just say is that we should just give this time. It’s been five minutes,” [...] Read full article: AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail refo...→

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

New York State's controversial "Green Light Law" prevents federal law enforcement agencies from doing their job, New York Sheriff's Association President Sheri [...] Read full article: NY State Sheriff's Association President...→

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

“If you see something, say something.” In post-9/11 New York, commuters, tourists and schoolchildren daily read and heard this motto. Other cities, states and [...] Read full article: This law tells NY crime witnesses who se...→

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail isn't useful, it is essential. Society will either warehouse every accused defendant prior to trial (at considerable taxpayer expense) or allow them to po [...] Read full article: Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime...→

Discussions of bail reform roll-backs spike tensions in Albany - amNewYork

Advocates and lawmakers were attempting to talk their counterparts in government away from the ledge when budget discussions broached rolling back bail Read full article: Discussions of bail reform roll-backs sp...→

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to support the Senate plan, saying he proposed the same thing last year. Read full article: Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Prop...→

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

An accused Long Island bank robber who was cut loose under the state’s new bail reforms — only to cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor and go on the lam — w [...] Read full article: Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail...→

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

There may end up being a startling and some say worrisome consequence of New York's controversial criminal justice reform laws. Read full article: Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workloa...→

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

ALBANY — Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his calls to restore a judges’ ability to exercise discretion under the new bail reform law, a position that’s lo [...] Read full article: De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend...→

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is blaming the media for the public fury over the state’s latest criminal-justice reforms: “Newspapers don’t know how to write co [...] Read full article: No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no...→

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

Liberal lawmakers are making it easier for criminals, illegal immigrants, and gang members to commit crimes by administering policies like the newly-implemente [...] Read full article: New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want ...→

NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Residents To Complain About Bail Reform To Their Elected Officials

"He gave us for the statistics for the 108 and the neighborhood, and everything is up. All the crime rates are up." Read full article: NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Res...→

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says bail reform changes may have left the victim of a brutal attack at the hands of suspected MS-13 gang membe [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New L...→

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

A group of mayors has launched a petition drive to protest elements of the state’s new discovery reform law, which they say imposes massive new costs that will [...] Read full article: New discovery reform law costing NY taxp...→

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As the city he leads saw a sharp uptick in crime last month, New York City’s mayor again called for judges to have the power to determine ‘dangerousness’ when [...] Read full article: As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor ...→

City crime increases by 17%, NYPD officials say bail reform is partly to blame - amNewYork

Overall crime in New York City jumped 17% this month, mainly due to a 28.8% increase in shooting, burglaries, assaults and grand larcenies including auto Read full article: City crime increases by 17%, NYPD offici...→

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three Times in One Day for Assault

New York's law eliminating bail for crimes deemed "non-violent" allowed an accused assailant to be arrested three times in one day. Read full article: New York Bail Reform: Man Arrested Three...→

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishing Bail Arrested for 140th Time

A convicted felon who thanked New York Democrats this week for eliminating bail for a series of crimes was arrested for the 140th time. Read full article: Convict Who Thanked NY Dems for Abolishi...→

New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; police say bail-reform law to blame

The union the represents rank-and-file police officers in a New York town said its members played a game of catch and release with a suspect this week after he [...] Read full article: New York man arrested 3 times in 1 day; ...→

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

The National Bail Industry Is Funding Misleading Facebook Ads To Fight Bail Reform Movement, Advocates Say

While many of the New York-focused ads note that they are paid for by a man named “Christoph Blaylock,” most do not disclose their ties to the bail industry. Read full article: The National Bail Industry Is Funding Mi...→

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio should be 'screaming at the top of his lungs' over new bail-reform law

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik railed against New York's new bail-reform law Monday after a man who's now been arrested 139 times thank [...] Read full article: Former NYPD commissioner: De Blasio shou...→

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright urges changes to bail reform law

A top Assembly Democrat from Long Island said he wants the controversial bail reform law revised to bar dangerous criminal defendants from being released pendi [...] Read full article: New York Assemblyman Steve Englebright u...→

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law Freeing Him After 139th Arrest

A career criminal is thanking New York Democrats for their passage of a bail reform law that has set him free the day after his 139th arrest.  Read full article: Career Criminal Thanks NY Dems for Law F...→

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law to bypass bail reform

In his ruling, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Hecht referenced a little-used statute that lets judges keep some persistent felony offenders behind bars fo [...] Read full article: Brooklyn judge uses forgotten state law ...→

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'

A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars f [...] Read full article: NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after ...→

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for

Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid saying give bail reform time, calls for "turnout machine" to secure win

The New York representative said people needed to "slow down a bit" on criticising changes to bail rules in the state that sparked controversy. Read full article: Ocasio-Cortez launches re-election bid s...→

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

A homeless teen who was charged with an attack on a plainclothes NYPD captain in Midtown last October has been released under New York’s controversial new bail [...] Read full article: Bail reform sets homeless teen free desp...→

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail reform fixes

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the jury is still out on bail reform. “What I would just say is that we should just give this time. It’s been five minutes,” [...] Read full article: AOC: We need to ‘slow down’ on bail refo...→

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law Time to Work

New York lawmakers appear poised to bow to the state’s law enforcement lobby and weaken a law that just took effect. Read full article: Opinion | Give the New Bail Reform Law T...→

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

NY State Sheriff's Association President: Green Light Law restricts information law enforcement needs

New York State's controversial "Green Light Law" prevents federal law enforcement agencies from doing their job, New York Sheriff's Association President Sheri [...] Read full article: NY State Sheriff's Association President...→

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary Law for Grandma's Murder

The granddaughter of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes says the "horrific crime" was entirely avoidable if not for New York's sanctuary state law.  Read full article: Angel Granddaughter Blames NY Sanctuary ...→

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

With some prominent exceptions, more legislators speak in favor of revising bail reform

Altering the new New York law that allows people arrested for most non-violent crimes to not have to post bail was the centerpiece of two different events in t [...] Read full article: With some prominent exceptions, more leg...→

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

This law tells NY crime witnesses who see something to say… nothing

“If you see something, say something.” In post-9/11 New York, commuters, tourists and schoolchildren daily read and heard this motto. Other cities, states and [...] Read full article: This law tells NY crime witnesses who se...→

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’s Twitter account citing anti-terror law

Legal experts called the NYPD’s subpoena of a journalist’s Twitter data an “abuse of authority” and “George Orwell-level shocking.” Read full article: NYPD tried to subpoena NY Post reporter’...→

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime

Bail isn't useful, it is essential. Society will either warehouse every accused defendant prior to trial (at considerable taxpayer expense) or allow them to po [...] Read full article: Bail Reform? It Just Causes More Crime...→

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

After weeks of facing heavy criticism from law enforcement over New York’s bail law, state Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more disc [...] Read full article: New York Bail Reform Debate Deepens Amon...→

Discussions of bail reform roll-backs spike tensions in Albany - amNewYork

Advocates and lawmakers were attempting to talk their counterparts in government away from the ledge when budget discussions broached rolling back bail Read full article: Discussions of bail reform roll-backs sp...→

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open to Altering NY Bail Reform Law

New York State Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more discretion over who is released from jail before trial Read full article: After Weeks of Criticism, Democrats Open...→

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Propose Fix For Controversial New Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to support the Senate plan, saying he proposed the same thing last year. Read full article: Bail Reform: State Senate Democrats Prop...→

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to amend bail reform law

“I don't need any fake-ass legislators who are allowing fear-mongering to try and go after our people,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-The Bronx). Read full article: NY lawmakers oppose ‘racist’ effort to a...→

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail reform accused of robbing two more banks

An accused Long Island bank robber who was cut loose under the state’s new bail reforms — only to cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor and go on the lam — w [...] Read full article: Alleged bank robber freed thanks to bail...→

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York bail reform law could be revised: senator

New York Democrats are considering changes to the new bail reform law, state Sen. Todd Kaminsky said Wednesday. Read full article: New York bail reform law could be revise...→

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

NY police chiefs back Trump administration's challenge to controversial 'Green Light Law'

An association of New York police chiefs is backing the Trump administration’s pushback against a controversial New York law that prevents the state's Departme [...] Read full article: NY police chiefs back Trump administrati...→

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workload, Manhattan DA Considering Not Prosecuting Certain Cases

There may end up being a startling and some say worrisome consequence of New York's controversial criminal justice reform laws. Read full article: Bail Reform: Due To Overwhelming Workloa...→

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As 'A Smart Policy'

The incentive program would give accused criminals – being released from jail under the city’s new cashless bail policy – things like New York Mets tickets and [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Mayor De Blasio Defends Giv...→

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend new bail reform law

ALBANY — Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on his calls to restore a judges’ ability to exercise discretion under the new bail reform law, a position that’s lo [...] Read full article: De Blasio doubles down on calls to amend...→

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

'Prisoners are people': Community organizer voices support for bail reform law

New laws regarding criminal justice reform in New York went into effect in January and have drawn backlash, but one community organizer says the changes have b [...] Read full article: 'Prisoners are people': Community organi...→

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no-bail law are not ‘fake news’ 

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is blaming the media for the public fury over the state’s latest criminal-justice reforms: “Newspapers don’t know how to write co [...] Read full article: No, Speaker Heastie, massive flaws in no...→

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linked to bail reform

Guess he couldn’t find anything else to pin it on. Mayor Bill de Blasio linked a recent crime surge in the Big Apple to the state’s controversial overhaul of b [...] Read full article: De Blasio admits NYC crime jump is linke...→

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want to bring bad' policies like bail reform to federal level

Liberal lawmakers are making it easier for criminals, illegal immigrants, and gang members to commit crimes by administering policies like the newly-implemente [...] Read full article: New York GOP lawmaker: AOC, Bernie want ...→

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘significant threat to public safety’

“It is my opinion that without significant changes, the current legislation will not only be a missed opportunity for long-overdue, criminal-justice reform, bu [...] Read full article: NYC judge slams bail reform as ‘signific...→

NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Residents To Complain About Bail Reform To Their Elected Officials

"He gave us for the statistics for the 108 and the neighborhood, and everything is up. All the crime rates are up." Read full article: NYPD Precinct Commander Tells Queens Res...→

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’ about dangers of bail reform, City Council warns

Councilmembers questioned Commissioner Dermot Shea’s assertion that crime is up because of the bail reform law. Read full article: NYPD top cop peddling ‘false narratives’...→

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame for Death of Man Set to Testify in MS-13 Case

A homeless man found beaten to death behind a house had been attacked before and was planning to testify against members of the MS-13 gang at a trial Read full article: LI Officials: Bail Reform Law to Blame f...→

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New Law May Have Led To Victim's Deadly Beating At Hands Of MS-13

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says bail reform changes may have left the victim of a brutal attack at the hands of suspected MS-13 gang membe [...] Read full article: Bail Reform: Nassau's Top Cop Says New L...→

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez Demands Changes To Controversial Laws

Gonzalez, one of the most liberal prosecutors in the state, is also facing an uptick in crime in his borough. Read full article: Bail Reform: Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez D...→

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

New discovery reform law costing NY taxpayers, mayors say

A group of mayors has launched a petition drive to protest elements of the state’s new discovery reform law, which they say imposes massive new costs that will [...] Read full article: New discovery reform law costing NY taxp...→

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law with traffic case ruling

An upstate judge set up a legal battle over the state’s new bail-reform law on Wednesday with a ruling that intentionally challenged the controversial statute. [...] Read full article: Upstate judge challenges bail-reform law...→

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor Calls For Bail Reform Adjustment

As the city he leads saw a sharp uptick in crime last month, New York City’s mayor again called for judges to have the power to determine ‘dangerousness’ when [...] Read full article: As City Sees Uptick in Crime, NYC Mayor ...→

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail law to work — but that means more victims

Shootings jumped nearly 30 percent in January, along with spikes in four more of the NYPD’s seven “major crime” categories, for an overall 17 percent rise. Sub [...] Read full article: Carl Heastie wants more time for no-bail...→

City crime increases by 17%, NYPD officials say bail reform is partly to blame - amNewYork

Overall crime in New York City jumped 17% this month, mainly due to a 28.8% increase in shooting, burglaries, assaults and grand larcenies including auto Read full article: City crime increases by 17%, NYPD offici...→

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s attorney candidates talk Smollett, bail reform

State’s Attorney Kim Foxx joined former prosecutors Bill Conway and Donna More, and former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti for an appearance before the Chicago Sun- [...] Read full article: State’s attorney candidates talk Smollet...→