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NY’s Bail Reform Law Spells Disaster

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Pardon us for continuing our war of words against the lunacy embalmed lawmakers of Albany who have enacted the recent “Get Out of Jail Free” bail laws that in only three weeks have exploded the rates of crime in our city and against Jews in particular, as we’ll soon discuss. These “progressive” officials appear to be acting in the interests of the ACLU and the NAACP rather than protecting the safety, security and welfare of our law abiding citizens. Tell that to our Attorney General, Letitia James. Sadly, we’re going to have to wait until Election Day to clean out the swamps now controlling our legislatures.

Under the new laws, most charged with second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, assault and third-degree rape are being released without bail and on their honor to return to the courts for further hearings. In other words, criminals would be discharged to the streets before their victims were discharged from the hospitals they were sent to by these criminals. As well, defendants would be permitted to revisit and examine crime scenes, even if it’s a victim’s home. And that includes rape scenes.

But let’s take the cautious step of discussing these laws along racial lines. We consider them offensive and dangerous to the law abiding Jewish community. In the short period in which these decrees have been in effect, Jews have been the victims and blacks have largely been the perpetrators. Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, over the past year, have experienced a huge increase in rates of physical assaults on them by blacks. They have been spit on, knocked down, beaten and robbed by those described in news reports as either black or Hispanic.

In a New York Times article, it was carefully pointed out that people “of all descriptions” are committing acts of anti-Semitism. They just can’t get out the words that these Jew hating actions emanate from “people of color.” Too hard for the media to digest and report. If it were white guys with MAGA hats, they’d be all over it.

Why can’t we all understand that the overt, Jew hating remarks from the likes of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and Louis Farrakhan and the history of Crown Heights Riots leader, Al Sharpton, still hold sway among African Americans and give them the needed impetus to attack Jews. We Jews must finally stand up and speak out and address the roots of the crimes against Jews in the city. We’re in a crisis now and these new laws that permit common criminals to walk out of our courtrooms and back to criminality without even a slap on the wrist spells trouble specifically for the usually peaceful, law abiding Jews in our midst. And that’s you, me and our kids.

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