No more bail for New York?

Monday, May 10, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

anti-SemitismA newly-signed bail reform law does not seem to be working to the satisfaction of many people in The Empire State.

Dov Hikind of Americans Against Antisemitism is not happy with the law that was reportedly passed in order to make sure more people awaiting trial can be released pretrial, giving judges more discretion on how much is paid and in what form and whether they are released for zero bond.

"After an 11-day hate crime spree in the Bronx, where four synagogues are vandalized, some of them multiple times, the person who is responsible is arrested and charged with 42 individual crimes," Hikind details about a particular case.

The suspect, Jordan Burnette, appeared before Judge Louis Nock, who said the shattering of windows and other damage constitutes a violent felony and set bond at $20,000.

Hikind

"But guess what -- this is New York; we can't have bail here," Hikind relays. "We have bail reform. The Bronx D.A. is unhappy with Judge [Nock], finds another judge by the name of Terra Collins, who says we're going to release this perpetrator with no bail at all."

Bond is a person's guarantee that he or she will appear for trial, so no bail could mean police might be looking for those who do not appear. Hikind says it sends the message that criminals are free to intimidate people, and the consequences depend on which judge hears an individual's case.

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