Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cuomo’s deep denial on New York’s coming criminal-justice crisis

Cuomo’s deep denial on New York’s coming criminal-justice crisis: You know things are bad when Mayor Bill de Blasio’s being more rational on an issue than Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But that’s the state of play on bracing for the impact of New York’s demented new rules on bail and pre-trial discovery.

Come Jan. 1, suspects indicted for most crimes won’t face jail if they can’t make bail — because the Legislature eliminated bail for all but the most violent felonies. In response, de Blasio is expanding the city’s Supervised Release program to help ensure that suspects actually show in court.

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