Bail reform risks
Oct 23, 2019 | 5186 views | 0 0 comments | 644 644 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

The state's bail reform law, which goes into effect in January, will eliminate cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony offenses, note its supporters. But they don't tell the whole story.

The law also requires judges to immediately free those charged with criminally negligent homicide, aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, assault on a person under 11 years old and other serious offenses, notes New York Post columnist Bob McManus.

This means more dangerous thugs like Rodriguez Santos, charged with fatally beating four homeless people, will be on the streets.

He had 14 prior arrests, including one for groping, but was bailed out by the Bronx Freedom Fund. Under the new reform law, he would not be required to post bail for that offense.

Violent vagrant Laurence Gendreau, charged with attacking a six-year-old boy in Kew Gardens on October 10, was allowed to roam free after being arrested for throwing a chair at an elderly woman at a Manhattan Popeye's restaurant in January.

Bail reform stems from an initiative by civil liberties lunatics to replace incarceration with a concept they call "restorative justice."

They are returning New York to the bad old days of the 1970s, as shown in the hit film Joker, depicting a dark dystopia run by clowns, criminals and crazies.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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