NY Dems Block GOP Repeal Of Law That Releases Violent Criminals Without Bail

Sandy Malone

The Democrat-held state senate on Thursday voted against a measure to repeal the new bail reform law.

Albany, NY – Republicans in the New York state senate are calling on their fellow lawmakers to help repeal flawed, newly-enacted bail reform laws.

A new law that eliminated cash bail for many violent crimes went into effect on January 1 in New York.

Even Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was an outspoken supporter of doing away with cash bail in an effort to keep more non-violent offenders out of jail, had to concede that the initiative hadn’t gotten off to the best start, Spectrum News reported.

Opponents of bail reform that eliminates cash bail have pointed to 30-year-old Tiffany Harris as the most egregious example of the new system’s failure, The New York Times reported.

Harris was arrested three times in a span of five days before a judge kept her in custody on Jan. 1 to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the New York Post reported.

Police said Harris slapped three Orthodox Jewish women on a street corner in Crown Heights on Dec. 27 while yelling “F--k you, Jews!”

She was released without bail the next day, as judges began implementing the new criminal-friendly bail reform laws ahead of their actual Jan. 1 launch, the New York Post reported.

Harris was arrested less than 24 hours later after she slugged a woman in the face on Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights.

The victim was badly injured but her attacker was released the next day, yet again, the New York Post reported.

When Harris was set free without bail for the second time in four days, she was ordered to meet with a social worker.

But she was arrested on New Year’s Eve after the court-mandated meeting went badly.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Harris pinched the social worker during their sit-down meeting, the New York Post reported.

“This is not what justice looks like,” New York State Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan told The New York Times.

On Thursday, the senator announced he was proposing a bill that would repeal the new law, WHAM reported.

"I think people are getting scared, people are feeling unsafe and more unsafe as each day goes by," Flanagan said. "It's public safety and the well-being of the people we represent. We're going to hammer this every single day. We're going to make the point this is what the public cares about."

He made the announcement surrounded by other Republican lawmakers, but a number of Democrats have been vocal about the problems too.

Even New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who made bail reform his goal in 2019 has had to concede that some of the new laws don’t work as written, WHAM reported.

On Thursday, Flanagan proposed an amendment before the state senate that would have “repealed these ill-conceived changes and put a stop to the get-out-of-jail-free card giveaway,” the senator said in a post on his official Facebook page.

“This could have been done the right way last year,” he said.

Flanagan said that that law enforcement and district attorneys warned lawmakers last year that the proposed law doing away with cash bail be an “unmitigated disaster.”

The senator urged state senate Democrats to stop talking about voting reform and worry about repealing the bail reform laws.

“The public is less safe today as a result of the laws that were enacted last year. This is germane. This is important to the people we represent. And this should be the number one priority of the New York state senate today,” Flanagan argued emotionally.

All of the state senate Democrats voted against Flanagan’s measure to repeal the new bail reform law, according to the senator’s website.

Comments (41)
JBoH
JBoH

If you live in New York, you should run...not walk to somewhere else. This will not get better until the people start electing representatives that care more about the people than than liberalism and "feel good" measures.

No. 1-16
Steadman
Steadman

Nys is a joke. Record numbers are fleeing that sewer bc the state cares more about illegals and criminals than law abiding citizens. Let’s allow a human turd to repeatedly be violent with almost 0 consequence. What’s the worst that can happen? When will this lunacy end?

MSK
MSK

Just wait until one of these scum bags gets arrested, released and immediately goes back and murders the individual that reported them. It’ll happen. Just wait. I hope it’s Governor “America was never great” Cuomo.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Trouble is that all those New Yorkers (and Californians) are leaving and polluting other states where they will once again vote for they very type of idiots whose policies they are fleeing!

RetiredSoldier05
RetiredSoldier05

Let's lay it out. Democrats want to give 'sanctuary' to foreigners who break US law. Democrats want criminals to walk freely, expecting them to show up for their court date that MIGHT happen in a year.
Democrats oppose weapons ownership by 'average Americans' (Bloomberg) who therefore cannot defend themselves from the illegal aliens and criminals walking free. In sum: Law-abiding Americans who live in localities run by the Democrats are not safe and are not allowed to defend themselves. Democrats are more interested in protecting the rights of illegal aliens and criminals.

Simple, right?

RunCop
RunCop

LiBs protecting the lowest common denominators. As usual.

Stanracer
Stanracer

DON'T VOTE IN LIBERALS!!!!!!

colonelorville
colonelorville

I don't know which is worse-California or New York. We have a President of the United States that I could never vote for and a Governor of California that I could never vote for. I don't belong to any Political Party. The Speaker of the House is just as bad as the President that she's trying to get rid of. The sad thing is that there are good people in office from both parties, they just don't seem to be able to clean up the messes constantly created by their fellow politicians.

investigator
investigator

And now, a very prominent New York politician is running for President.....and the Dems all love him!

ikaika
ikaika

The citizens of New York need to bombard the Dems in the state legislature about this with both snail mail and email.

NomonK
NomonK

You Trump Haters will have to admit he was smart enough to leave NY and change his address to a Southern State.

Schick56
Schick56

Dems, ugh.

bronx163
bronx163

NY STATE has become home to minority people political vigilantism.
Now that people of color are the majority in ny state senate and assembly they are creating laws that benefit people of color who commit crime. Just look at new bail reform law. Perps are arrested multiple times in a week after immediate release of no cash or bond bail. They are out and about terrorizing the general public and neighborhoods of poor people of color. Criminals are given everything from free pre-payed debit cards, metro cards and gift cards. Poor working class is given nothing but raised subway fares and cost of living, while criminals are given key to the city.

Welcome to cronyism ny and nyc politics. They cater to the criminal.

Mayor of city of ny and governor of ny just pissing on the working class.

NY IS A FAILED STATE.

bronx163
bronx163

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE MORE IN 3 YRS, THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN LAST 40 yrs.

SO DONT SAY HES GARBAGE.

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BUILDING THE WALL

SHOWING THE WORLD YOU KILL AMERICANS WE WILL KILL YOU

LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT IN 50 yrs

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RE STRUCTURED TAX CODE.

MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AFTER 8 yrs OF A AMERICAN, CAPITALISM HATING CRONY OBAMA, WHOS MAKING BILLIONS IN CAPITALIST SOCIETY HE TRIED TO DESTROY.

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Cop Watch
Cop Watch

the problem is not the bill, it's the list. fix that and the rest will work itself out just fine.


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