According to Breitbart, a brand new law in New York is about to keep people accused of manslaughter, negligent homicide, child sex crimes and more out of jail.
And the city has no idea what’s about to happen.
Lawmakers and city leaders play it off by branding it as a benefit to non-violent offenders, but here’s the list of crimes that apparently fit into the mold.
- Second-degree manslaughter
- Aggravated vehicular assault
- Third-degree assault
- Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
- Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
- Promoting a sexual performance by a child
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Making terroristic threats
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Aggravated vehicular homicide
And before you ask: yes, this is 100 percent real. According to the bill, those who are arrested in connection with any of the aforementioned offenses will not be held in jail while they await their day in court.
Sex offenders. Child predators. Possible terrorists. All free because of a push to reduced jail populations.
The new bail reforms are set to take effect in January of 2020. It’s part of a huge criminal justice overhaul in an attempt to fix the “broken” system and keep people in the community instead of behind bars.
Here’s a prime example of the insanity behind the new law.
A suspect was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he allegedly killed a bystander during a high speed chase with police. He’s locked up right now, but in January, he’ll walk out of jail — free in the community until his trial.
Apparently criminals are a huge fan of the new law, and even voiced their support about it publicly.
“Cuomo for president!” an accused drug dealer shouted in Spanish after he was arrested for allegedly selling narcotics to a man who later died from an overdose.
Essentially what this means is that not only is the community in danger, but police will be put in harm’s way as they arrest and re-arrest the same offenders over and over… just to see them released back onto the streets immediately after.
Senator Pam Helming (R) weighed in on the issue after being disgusted by the list of approved “non-violent” offenses.
“I challenge anyone who has this view to look at this list of crimes, to read the legislation and tell me that you believe that manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, and rape in the third degree are minor offenses. Tell me, how is promoting obscene sexual performances by a child a minor offense? How is that? How about arson in the third and fourth degrees, selling controlled substances near our schools? Making terrorist threats or committing burglary and robbery in the second degree?”
And that’s not all.
A spokesperson for Cuomo said:
“Fearmongering aside, we understand there are concerns about implementing these landmark reforms and we believe it must be done appropriately and effectively.”
New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services released data in October of 2018 that shows the recidivism rate in New York is right at 66 percent. That means that, of the 880 inmates expected to be released early in NYC, 581 of them are most likely going to end up committing additional crimes after their release.
It is understandable to be concerned over the latest pro-criminal legislation coming out of New York. That concern does not equate to fearmongering; it equates to common sense.
Just in case early release wasn’t enough of a gift, Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to follow up with even more presents for these accused criminals, by giving them free baseball tickets, movie passes and gift cards to encourage them to return to court, sources familiar with the program said.
“You’re literally rewarding them for committing a crime,’’ said a disgusted senior staffer in Manhattan Criminal Court.
And we all know how well conditions of release are followed. What the mayor is about to find is that he bought a bunch of gifts for people that will not show up for their court dates. Some could potentially sell their tickets and then no-show.
In the Big Apple, court officials estimate that 880 prisoners — about 16 percent of all pretrial detainees housed by the Department of Correction — will be eligible for the get-out-of-jail-free cards.
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To avoid a deluge of applications in the new year, the state Office of Court Administration has held a series of conferences where officials outlined four ways for judges to deal with the new law, according to a source familiar with the situation.
One proposal would allow judges to issue pre-emptive orders that “comply with the new statute before its effective date,” the source said — and the OCA is already prepping for the move.
OCA spokesman Lucian Chalfen said court and city officials had “begun the unprecedented process of discharge planning and developing the complex logistical process of releasing those defendants.”
Most judges “have been reluctant to go along” so far, but Legal Aid hopes that will change “with some guidance from OCA,” said Marie Ndiaye, supervising lawyer of its Decarceration Project.
“It is completely arbitrary and cruel to hold people pre-trial now who will have to be released come Jan. 1,” Ndiaye said. “Early implementation will help ensure that the Office of Court Administration and the Department of Correction are not overwhelmed, and it will also ensure that those New Yorkers being released have a discharge plan and are connected to services that they need.”
State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Geneva) was less than pleased upon learning about the early-release plan.
“Any attempt to accelerate this process makes a bad situation even worse, threatens public safety and is a disservice to law-abiding citizens,” he said. “With every law that New York Democrats roll back, our streets become less safe. Their platform that caters to convicts and protects hardened criminals puts the rest of us in danger.”
NYPD cops were outraged over the perks being offered to alleged criminals.
“It is bad enough that [suspects] have to be reminded [to show up to court], but to be rewarded is ludicrous,’’ a Queens cop griped.
A Brooklyn officer said of the baseball games:
“What do the victims get — to watch it on TV?’’
A Brooklyn cop added:
“What does that say about the Mets? Are Yankees tickets reserved for murderers? I am sure it will only be a matter of time before they get out on ‘no bail’ too.”
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