Skip to comments.Bail Reform: NYC To Offer Mets Tickets, Doughnut Gift Cards To Get Freed Inmates Back In Court
Posted on 11/07/2019 11:44:08 AM PST by EinNYC
Theres controversy ahead over new criminal justice reforms.
Cash bail will be eliminated Jan. 1 for hundreds of offenses, and some defendants could be let out earlier and given rewards to get them to show up to court, CBS2s Lisa Rozner reported Monday.
State judges will no longer require cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies like selling drugs or burglarizing a home, and the state says nearly 900 city residents in jail now will be released starting mid-December.
Bail bondsman Ira Judelson said hes already seeing fewer arrests.
Were going to have a major public safety issue on our hands, he said. Its basically like going to school without a principal, without guidance counselors, without teachers and let students be in school and say fend for yourself.'
Republican Assemblyman Mike LiPetri said he expects around 500 inmates on Long Island to be freed.
This is a travesty of justice, said LiPetri. These are criminals in our communities who have solicited sex from children. These are criminals who solicited drugs in our neighborhoods such as heroin, opioids, fentanyl.
A law enforcement source told CBS2 a city program will offer those released incentives meant to encourage them to show up in court such as Mets baseball tickets, a subway pass or a Dunkin Donuts gift card.
A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CBS2 he expects the reforms to be implemented appropriately, however the governors office doesnt have any involvement with the citys rewards program.
The Legal Aid Society which provides government-funded attorneys for defendants is filing motions for eligible clients immediately so they can be released as soon as possible.
Were talking about people whove been presumed innocent. We are talking about people who theres no public safety risk or assessment or threat, said the groups Marie Ndiaye. At the end of the day, it comes down to how much money does this person have in their wallet.
Opponents like Judelson are asking the governor to take another look at the offenses covered by the legislation and reconsider before the new year.
The office of Mayor Bill de Blasio told CBS2 safety was his top priority. With regards to offering gifts to those released, substantial research shows offering defendants incentives, instead of sanctions, encourages good behavior.
Why Mets tickets? What if the people are Yankees fans and want Yankees tickets instead?
Man, if there is one thing felons need, its a doughnut!/S
White is Black, Up is Down, Left is Right...Every thing is mixed up.
Maybe they will get fat, become diabetics, and die early and get some kind of disability and welfare.
>>With regards to offering gifts to those released, substantial research shows offering defendants incentives, instead of sanctions, encourages good behavior.
“Millions for tribute, but not one penny for defense!”
Pickles should be leading on this subject since she was always a Yankees fan.
People actually want Mets tickets
I can see NY needing another Rudy to clean up the mess.
Giving Mets tix as an inducement to show up in court would IMO lead to any number of failures to appear. And I say this as a Mets fan.
In New York crime does pay.
You torture a Yankee can with mets tickets.
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