New Law Will Prohibit NY Judges From Jailing Armed Suspects Who Resist Arrest: New York, NY – Under the City of New York’s so-called justice reforms, suspects will no longer be held in jail for carrying weapons beginning in January.
Offenders found in possession of a wide array of weapons – including guns, switchblades, swords, machetes, and stun guns – will instead be issued a “desk appearance ticket” and “set free,” the New York City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) pointed out in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Lawmakers also eliminated cash bail for hundreds of other criminal charges.
“This law starts on Jan. 1st for ALL of New York, not just New York City,” the PBA noted in another post.
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