New York’s criminal justice reform policies went into effect at the beginning of this year, and so far the results have proven disastrous.
In January alone, New York City saw a 17% increase in crime year over year.
These laws, enacted by radical politicians in Albany, are entirely unsustainable and put New Yorkers and all Americans directly at risk.
Bail “reform”, one of the most egregious laws, turns our criminal justice system into a revolving door, allowing many criminals back onto the streets in a matter of hours without any form of cash bail, and goes on to bribe them with concert and sports tickets to show up at the courthouse for their trial.
NYC Judge George Grasso describes bail reform as “a significant threat to public safety.”
Additionally, the bill as passed requires prosecutors to disclose the name and address of every cooperating witness to the defendants in a criminal case at the earliest stage of the discovery process. That means if you cooperate with the police, they are required to disclose your name and address to the criminal defendants.
Compounding the dangerous situation, new discovery laws have created unnecessary and unsustainable workloads for prosecutors, causing many to quit, and many criminals to be simply let off the hook because of time restrictions.
In fact, over 40 staffers in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office have quit since the beginning of the year, citing 12+ hour workdays and untenable work situations.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has come out and said that his office plans “to defer or even decline prosecution in certain classes of cases.”
It doesn't take an expert to see that politicians in Albany are putting the interests of criminals over the interests of law abiding citizens, and putting New Yorkers in harm’s way in the process.
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