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In addition, the law has not changed what judges are permitted to consider in setting bail. Unlike almost all other states, judges in New York are not permitted to detain people due to concerns that they will pose a danger to the community if released. This part of the legislation is consistent with longstanding law in New York, which has prohibited the consideration of dangerousness in setting bail since 1971 in order to ensure that those charged with crimes are afforded the presumption of innocence.
Many legislators and elected district attorneys, including some of those who support the total elimination of cash bail due to its disparate impact on communities of color and the poorest New Yorkers, have criticized the new law. But given that reported crime remains near historic lows in New York notwithstanding the current bail system, which permits anybody who can afford to pay bail an opportunity to be released, there’s currently no evidence from which to conclude that the bail reforms will cause an increase in crime.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Have you notice that many men and women, that their hair is thinning out even in their teenage years. What's causing it?
1. Eating micro wave food. I heard Russia bans the micro wave oven
2. The mobile phone
originally posted by: muzzleflash
a reply to: Bloodworth
So you agree that only wealthy people should be able to bail out??
Are rich people less criminally minded than some impoverished kids off the street??
The cash bail system is unconstitutional the way it's been used to hold people in jail for years BEFORE even convicted.
I fully support the new rules because I actually study Constitutional history.
Forcing people to do years awaiting trial just to be found not guilty is unacceptable and a violation of our tradition of considering anyone accused of a crime as innocent till proven guilty in a court of law.
You're willing to sacrifice liberty to achieve a false sense of security yet you will end up neither free nor secure. Everything is eroded when you violate constitutional protections.
I really think all of you need to sit in jail 2 or 3 years awaiting a jury trial on a misdemeanor that carries a maximum 3month punishment. That way you'll understand how wrong the $$$ for freedom system truly is.
originally posted by: Bloodworth
Since 2020 there in no more cash bail, anyone eligible for bail is released now.
This guy is a career criminal, if you read the article he has about 4 felonies since 1997.
And then the other day he drove drunk and killed a young man who had just graduated college
Guy Walks out of jail in less then 24hrs.