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Hochul is to blame if bail reform is a weak fudge

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed fixes to the state’s disastrous criminal justice laws fell far short of putting an end to New York’s crime spree. still The legislature has been at work this week to weaken them even more.

We’ll be blunt: if the “corrections” included in the final budget turn out to be yet another Albany charade that only hints at real change, voters should blame one person most – Hochul.

The signs are not good so far. The State Senate is considering a watered-down version of Hochul’s watered down question, and even before that the congregation still resists.

Mayor Eric Adams has made crime-fighting a top priority, but without extensive Albany repairs to either the increase in age and no-bail laws, it’s not just an uphill battle, it’s acliff a.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins ​​— both tools of the pro-criminal radical left – were the most resilient to change. But governments have enormous power over the legislature; those who have sufficient skills (and motivation). forced its leaders to accept their top priorities. So the buck stops at Hochul.

Isaac Rodriguez
Career criminal Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez had a lengthy criminal record of 74 felonies.

Ideally, Albany would abandon his “reforms” and start from scratch. Under the “No Bail” law, offenders are repeatedly released shortly after arrest. Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez got caught 57 times until October last year alone. Adams told the NYPDs last weekend Anti-gun unit made 100 collars since it started last month, and nearly 70% of those arrested had criminal records.

At a minimum, judges must be able to consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” when deciding whether to order pre-trial detention (jail or eminent bail), as in any other state. But Senate No. 2 Michael Gianaris said Tuesday his chamber “does not touch on this question of ‘dangerousness’ at all.”

New Yorkers clearly want crime to be rolled back: A Poll found this week A whopping 59% say their life would be better outside the city, with the majority blaming crime. Dozens, including the widow of a slain police officer, collected at Heastie’s Bronx office on Tuesday to request corrections.

And the budget is likely the last chance this year to flex the legislature. For Hochul, up for election in November, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

If they failed to get meaningful changes and tried to put Lipstick on a pig In order to deceive voters, Adams must not be afraid to shame them. New Yorkers rely on him.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/06/hochul-is-to-blame-if-the-bail-reform-fix-is-a-weak-fudge/ Hochul is to blame if bail reform is a weak fudge

DUSTIN JONES

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