Bail Reform Laws Spell Trouble for NYC

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On January 1, the combined inept leaders in Albany and City Hall ushered in a new set of revolving-door-justice laws that would permit repeat criminals to saunter out of the courtroom with the blessings of judges with guaranteeing only with the promise that they would re-appear for further hearings. Photo Credit: Bare Naked Islam

Along with the New Year’s ball falling in Times Square, so likewise did the hopes of the law abiding citizens of New York State for their families’ safety. On January 1, the combined inept leaders in Albany and City Hall ushered in a new set of revolving-door-justice laws that would permit repeat criminals to saunter out of the courtroom with the blessings of judges with guaranteeing only with the promise that they would re-appear for further hearings. And in the city, deBlasio’s rulings will bribe those charged and released to keep their word by gifting them with goodies such as Mets baseball tickets, subway passes or a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. We’ll keep an eye out for the crime rates to increase in these venues.

Let’s take a look at the new ludicrous rules in these criminal justice reforms. As of January 1st, cash bail was eliminated for hundreds of offenses, state judges will no longer require cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies like selling drugs to school kids, for breaking into and burglarizing homes and to top it all off, in mid-December, over 900 inmates in city jails were released (and welcomed?) into the community. Last month, NYC Police Commissioner, James O’Neill resigned in protest of the bail reform bill, saying it would release thousands of dangerous inmates back on the streets. Recidivism….here we come. Dov Hikind, former Democrat Assemblyman stated, “It’s open season in New York. On Jews Muslims, on gay people. But it’s the Jewish people in particular who have been targeted.”

Let’s take the case of one Tiffany Harris a Jew hating black woman who attacked a group of Orthodox women in Brooklyn while shouting, “F U Jews!” When questioned by police, she admitted the act. She was let go and the next day hit someone else. And again released.,

Did the judge look at her record? Harris has been arrested at least a dozen times in the past and has an open harassment and assault case from 2018. The prosecutors in her most recent violent act did not even bother to request bail because they know that criminals are now running the show in NYC.

Worse yet, the new laws for pre-trial discovery force the prosecutors to inform the defense what evidence they have together with all witnesses, 911 callers and even victims. In other words, all accused perps will know who might testify against them and where they live. We see intimidation leading to witnesses to crimes keeping mum for the safety of themselves and their families. Say “Hello!” perhaps to a new, massive Witness Protection Program! Too bad we common, low level citizens cannot walk around with the same 24/7 armed NYPD protection Mayor deBlasio and his family have. For us, the new bail/prisoner release programs mean more pain and suffering. Happy New Year!

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