North Country Assembly members, other officials demanding repeal of ‘Victim Abuse Act’ (excerpt from NCNow News – Jan 20 2020) Assemblymen Mark Walczyk (R -Watertown) and Ken Blankenbush (R-Black River) were joined by county sheriffs, district attorneys and victim advocates calling for a full repeal of the “Victims Abuse ActRead More →

New York’s Bad Bail-Reform Law (excerpt from the National Review, Jan 7, 2020) Top-down, arbitrary decision-making by state government simply won’t work. 2020 is going to be a very good year in New York State — for criminals. As of January 1, the state’s new criminal-justice reforms took effect, includingRead More →

Tedisco calls for changes to bail reform law (excerpt from the Saratogian, Jan 6 2020) ALBANY, N.Y. — Sen. Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) recently said the Legislature should follow Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call to give judges the ability to determine whether an alleged perpetrator poses aRead More →

Police: Long Island Burglary Spree Suspect Released Under Bail Reform, Then Robs Another Store Hours Later (excerpt from 2CBS New York, Jan 4 2020) WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Under New York’s new criminal justice reform law, a 22-year-old man accused of a burglary spree at a Long Island shopping center wasRead More →