Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Albany must fix bail-reform failure ... now!

Albany must fix bail-reform failure ... now!: New York’s Legislature returns to work today, with one urgent priority: Fix the botched criminal-justice “reforms” it passed last year. And get the job done before this bad law gets any innocent people killed.

Only defense attorneys and their allied advocates had any role in designing these changes. The Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate took no testimony from police or prosecutors and refused meetings. Even established reformers such as Albany DA David Soares were left out.

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