Miller Calls for Crack Down on Crime in New York

A statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C-New Hartford)

“Today, I joined my colleagues in the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in calling on Gov. Hochul to take steps to reduce crime in our communities by either repealing the elimination of cashless bail or making changes to current bail reform laws. While New York’s criminal justice system needs to be fixed, allowing dangerous criminals back onto the street is not the answer. We must allow the dangerousness of the individual to be taken into consideration when it comes to bail decisions. Crime rates are up across the state and it is unacceptable to turn innocent bystanders into potential victims of preventable crimes by repeat offenders. We have also placed an unnecessary burden on our law enforcement agencies, which were already heavily inundated before these laws. It is unfair to our New Yorkers who continue to suffer the consequences of these criminal justice ‘reform’ policies, spearheaded by state Majority. We must do something to stop crime from increasing, and I believe repealing bail reform is the first step we must take.”