What does Governor Kathy Hochul stand for – and when will she tell us?
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says Hochul supports inaction on no-bail lawalthough word of mouth suggests the government has done something about the way it is getting dangerous repeat offenders back on the streets.
Hochul insists she will not speak openly, but that doesn’t mean she has to remain silent.
Or, worse, feign ignorance. “I’m looking for the data that shows me that bail reform is why crime is kind of going up,” Hochul said in February. (By the way, we sent her this data.)
But “more data” is their dodge. She made the same request as she delayed lifting mask mandates, including the harmful school masking mandate.
When asked about ASC’s allegations, Hochul’s office responded and spoke only of “continuing to work with the legislature to finalize a budget.”
So the only major state leaders openly supporting Mayor Eric Adams’ efforts to reduce crime in the city are Republicans, as well as sensible Democrats like Rep. Tom Suozzi.
Hochul’s silence only makes it easier for the criminal leaders of the Legislature to roll them. They’re already playing hard with household bills for a house ignoring their requests (which should be requirements) over mayoral control and takeaway drinks.
Make modest criminal corrections now should be a snap; Every delay in the day lets more dangerous criminals run. Playing hard on this front won’t make Hochul resemble the guy she replaced (who joined the Legislature in this madness); it will show that she is a leader herself.
If she continues to insist on playing it safe, the state she is meant to serve is in deep trouble.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/16/gov-hochul-needs-to-find-her-voice-on-fixing-the-no-bail-law/ Gov. Hochul needs to find her voice in setting the no bail law