Austin City Council PR Bond Policy Scrutinized For Release of Suspect in Freebirds Stabbing, Firing of Judges In 2017, the Austin City Council passed a directive to the municipal court to prioritize “personal recognizance” bonds for “indigent” defendants. Some judges who raised concerns about the propriety of the directive wereRead More →

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 →