A man in upstate New York was arrested and released three times in a seven-hour window this week due to Albany’s recent bail reform guidelines; raising questions over safety and security throughout the region.
“Three arrests in one day, spread across seven hours and just two blocks! Those are the dizzying numbers from just one suspect that has the Troy Police Union in New York calling for changes to bail reform laws,” reports CBS Albany.
“The Troy Police Union believes this is putting an unnecessary burden on their officers by having to repeatedly catch this man. They also say the new laws diminish the power of arrest,” adds the website. “The state’s new bail laws tangled up Troy Police in a game loop of catch and release. They arrested Scott Nolan three times in seven hours yesterday.”
Read the full report here.
Source: CBS Albany
CHAOS in NY: High-Ranking Judge Says New Bail Rules a ‘Significant Threat to Public Safety’ in NYC
A high-ranking judge in New York City said the state’s recent guidelines regarding bail represents a “significant threat to public safety” in the five boroughs and beyond.
“It is my opinion that without significant changes, the current legislation will not only be a missed opportunity for long-overdue criminal justice reform, but also a significant threat to public safety,” Bronx Criminal Court Supervising Judge George Grasso said. “We already are seeing serious spikes in violent crime throughout New York City in 2020.”
“I am now in the criminal justice system for over 40 years — 30-plus NYPD and 30-plus judge — and I am very concerned,” he said during a speech in Queens, NY.
New York City residents were left fuming in the early weeks of 2020 following a massive spike in crime, with the NYPD Commissioner publicly blaming new bail laws on the uptick of felonies across the Big Apple.
“A sharp rise in citywide crime since 2020 began was sparked by New York’s new bail reform laws, which took away a judge’s discretion to hold repeat and possibly violent offenders behind bars,” reports the New York Post.
“In the first three weeks of this year, we’re seeing significant spikes in crime. So either we forgot how to police New York City, or there’s a correlation,” said Chief Dermot Shea.
“If you let out individuals that commit a lot of crime, that’s precision policing in reverse and we’re seeing the effects in a very quick time, and that is why we’re so concerned,” he added.
Statistics show a 32% uptick in robbers, 61% increase in car theft, and an 18% jump in burglaries since the New Year.
“People say it just took effect you can’t have consequences already. Take a look at the comp stat,” Shea fumed.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
CHAOS in NYC: Crime Soars, Man Arrested 139 Times Thanks Dems, ‘Squeegee Men’ Return to Midtown
A series of new policies including the widely-panned Bail Reform law has caused a spike in crime across New York City since January 1st, with residents seeing ‘Squeegee Men’ in Times Square for the first time in decades.
“The panhandling window-washers, who became the face of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s quality-of-life crackdown in the 1990s, were back peddling their spotty services in Manhattan over the weekend,” reports the New York Post.
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— Blue Lives Matter (@RetiredNYCPD) February 17, 2020
“A trio of the in-your-face glass swabbers were spotted plying their trade on 40th Street and Ninth Avenue on Sunday — figures from the annals of New York City history that some folks weren’t in the mood for,” adds the Post.
Across town, a man arrested 139 times publicly thanked Democrats and the new bail guidelines for his life of crime.
“Bail reform, it’s lit!” yelled the suspect. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”
Read the full report at Fox News.