Monroe Co. DA Says NY Bail Reform Will Lead to “Catch and Release” (excerpt from Spectrum News Aug 6 2019) Local governments across New York State are preparing for bail reform arriving in January that will bring sweeping changes to how low-level felonies and misdemeanor crimes are prosecuted. It begins with eliminating
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