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
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 burned
How the end-bail crowd is already making city streets more violent (excerpt from the NY Post – March 7, 2019) New York’s streets are already more violent, thanks to the political war on bail. Consider just three recent cases: Harlens Hernandez, 25, allegedly yelled “you white bitch” while slashing a woman’s
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 minor
Excerpt from Spectrum News NY1 – Feb 12, 2019 Lawmakers Fail to Pass Criminal Justice Reform Democratic state lawmakers quickly got down to business last month when their legislative session started, passing a series of major laws and breaking a logjam that typically plagues the State Capitol. But the pace
Taking a more measured approach to criminal justice reform, New York and Delaware reject radical changes. Legislative sessions ended in New York and Delaware with legislation failing in both states to upend the procedures of criminal justice with radical reforms aimed at eliminating cash bail in both states. In