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.
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THE BAD APPLE: NYC's New Bail Guidelines Releases Suspect Who Robbed FIVE BANKS Since Dec 30th
New York’s revised bail guidelines regarding non-violent offenders sparked a fierce public backlash this week after a man was repeatedly released after robbing five banks in Manhattan.
“Cops spent Saturday hunting once again for fugitive Gerod Woodberry, who allegedly pulled four heists at Chase banks in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and the West Village between Dec. 30 and Jan. 8,” reports the New York Post. “Because Woodberry allegedly robbed using a note, rather than a gun, no New York jail can currently hold him, no matter how many times he strikes.”
“His alleged grand larcenies are classified as non-violent felonies. And under the bail reform law that took effect Jan. 1, most non-violent felonies — including bank robberies carried out without a weapon — are no longer bail eligible, meaning no judge can order him held pending trial,” adds the newspaper.
“I can’t believe they let me out,” said the suspect himself. “What were they thinking?”
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Source: New York Post
REPORT: Alleged NYC Shooter In US Illegally, OUT ON BAIL, ICE Requested ‘Release Notice’
The suspected MS-13 gang member behind a deadly New York City subway shooting was living in the United States illegally, according to Fox News.
Ramiro Gutierrez, a 26-year-old Salvadorian national- was arrested this week on murder, gang assault, and criminal possession of a firearm charges following the Sunday incident on the platform of a Queens, NY subway station.
“Gutierrez was taken into custody Monday and charged early Tuesday morning. Authorities have since revealed that the suspect was free on $2,500 bail after being busted on attempted murder and other charges late last year,” reports Fox News.
“ICE said it had lodged an immigration detainer so that they could be contacted prior to his release,” adds the report.
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