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 sessionRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 burnedRead More →