One dangerous bail reform law: The Legislature must fix mistakes that will make New York City neighborhoods more vulnerable to crime (excerpt from NY Daily News – May 28 2019) As part of this year’s budget bill, the Legislature has passed a measure that will greatly reduce the number ofRead More →

Opinion: Bail reform is solution looking for a problem (excerpt from Cincinnati.com May 3 2019) Bail reform was in the spotlight again this past week – Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld’s guest column “It’s time to adopt bail reform in Cincinnati,” (April 20) and The Enquirer editorial board’s “Thumbs up,” (AprilRead More →

Long Island lawmaker wants to tweak bail reforms to aid prosecutors in building cases against drug traffickers (excerpt from Daily News – April 25 2019) ALBANY — A Long Island Republican wants to rollback recently passed criminal justice reforms to ensure drug traffickers can’t escape justice. Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Hempstead)Read More →

Bail bond preservation looks like a winner (excerpt from the Porterville Recorder – April 23 2019) It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition,Read More →

N.Y. just helped drug traffickers: Bail reform will make it impossible for prosecutors to hold members of cartels while we build the cases against them (excerpt from the NY Daily News, April 11, 2019) New Yorkers will be shocked to discover that a new bail statute, passed as part ofRead More →