Approximately 900 New York inmates may be released from jail soon before the state’s new bail-reform law goes into effect next year.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is all in with the new bail-reform law and wants to give freebies to the accused criminals in exchange for their court date appearance.
According to the New York Post, Mayor de Blasio wants to sweeten the deal to entice accused criminals released under the new law “by giving them free baseball tickets, movie passes and gift cards.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on the bail-reform legislation earlier this year.
However, Cuomo claims he wasn’t aware of the perks for the accused perpetrators to get them to appear for their court date.
The New York Post reports.
“We have no knowledge of either OCA or the city’s plan regarding early releases in their local jail system,’’ Cuomo spokesman Jason Conwall told The Post.
On top of the controversy surrounding New York’s bail-reform law, New York City police commissioner James O’Neill resigned this week after three years of heading the largest police force in the nation.
President Trump commented in a Tweet about the new law saying, “The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities.”
So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
New York’s soft on crime approach could spell disaster for public safety.