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Bail Reform Out of Control in NYC; Man Who Attacked Jews Released Again from Prison



The person behind the flawed bail reform laws that have floated out of Albany to engulf and create chaos throughout New York State is none other than Carl Heastie, the current speaker of the state's assembly. Photo Credit: NYS Assembly

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According to a Yeshiva World News report, two stories are dominating the headlines concerning the ludicrous nature of the new “bail reform” law that went into effect on January 1st of this year.

In one story, a 19-year-old thug named Elijah Hodge was released after his latest in a long line of arrests – for allegedly joyriding in a stolen car in Brooklyn. Hodge was previously charged with an attack on a plainclothes NYPD captain in Midtown last October. An NYPD source tells YWN that he was also charged in the attacks of six elderly Hasidic Jews who were walking to Shul in Williamsburg this past August. In those incidents, at least two of the victims were punched in the face, and all 6 had their pockets emptied, according to the YWN report.

Thanks to the new bail reform law, this suspected “Crips Gang” member is back on the streets.

Meanwhile, Fox News reported another eye-opening story on Sunday.

According to the YWN report, a New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times -literally – thanked advocates of the new bail reform laws for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the new law went into effect.

Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the start of this year. He’s been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. YWN reported that in the past, Barry’s served several stints in state prison and has a lengthy record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors and 21 missed court hearings, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry yelled to reporters Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking, as was reported by YWN. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”
“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cr****r! You can’t stop me!” Barry shouted to reporters. “It’s a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing. They punk’ed people out for (expletive removed) crimes.”

YWN reported that a high-ranking official in the New York City Police Department said because of the new bail reform law, offenders like Barry are released and then repeat the same crimes because judges cannot order them to be held in jail before trial. Sometimes, what begins as a nonviolent crime often turns violent if a robbery goes awry, he added.

Two weeks ago, the Jewish Voice reported that the person behind the flawed bail reform laws that have floated out of Albany to engulf and create chaos throughout New York State is none other than Carl Heastie, the current speaker of the state’s assembly.

Criminals and their progressive supporters have their bets on Carl to stem the tide of demands from (even) Democrats who rightly see these new laws as contributing to our state being quickly transformed into a third world country. Look no further that the riots and open lawbreaking that took place at Grand Central last week and spiraled out of control throughout the subway system where organized thugs jumped the turnstiles, chained entry gates open and demanded free entry for all into the subways. Arrests were made but the courts, following the new laws, released these criminals into the streets to do their thing again. You can bet they will!! And why should our police put their lives and jobs at risk making useless arrests?

These lunatic laws also threaten the lives of Jews in the state. Three quarters of the 234 hate crimes investigated by the NYPD in 2019 were classified as aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. That means judges can no longer set bail or remand suspects even when racial bias is a motivating factor. Those behind the beatings of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn will continue to prey on their victims with the blessings of Heastie who holds all the cards on this bail reform issue.

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