NY bail reform measure under scrutiny (Excerpt from WTEN 10 News – New York, June 28, 2019) ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This session, lawmakers approved a series of bail reform measures that included eliminating cash bail. A news release from Speaker Heastie’s office released after the budget passed this session
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)
State’s new cash bail reform puts public at risk: District attorneys (excerpt from The New York Post – Apr 10, 2019) New, soft-on-crime bail laws will let dangerous thugs roam free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to send them to prison, the city’s top prosecutors warn.
Ulster County DA rails against NY criminal justice reforms; public defender praises them (excerpt from Daily Freeman Apr 9 2019) KINGSTON, N.Y. — Reform laws set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, represent a seismic change in how the criminal justice system in New York state will operate. On that,
Griffo, sheriffs speak out against criminal justice reforms (excerpt from Utica Observer-Dispatch Apr 5 2019) UTICA — State Sen. Joseph Griffo is calling out the state for the criminal justice reforms passed in the budget this week, referring to them as a “criminal bill of rights.” Those changes — which
Bail reform’s killer mistake: Criminal justice overhaul may have taken away important tool courts use to keep dangerous people off the streets (excerpt from Daily News – April 6 2019) Michael Cammarata and his girlfriend were charged Friday with the murder of Cammarata’s estranged wife Jeanine after the schoolteacher’s burned
How the end-bail crowd is already making city streets more violent (excerpt from the NY Post – March 7, 2019) New York’s streets are already more violent, thanks to the political war on bail. Consider just three recent cases: Harlens Hernandez, 25, allegedly yelled “you white bitch” while slashing a woman’s