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 →

A progressive New York criminal-justice group walks back from an unsustainable position. (excerpt from City Journal, Winter Edition 2019) Last September, as part of a national push for criminal-justice reform, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a charitable organization, announced a plan to pay the bail of every woman and minorRead More →