Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) attended a press conference alongside his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference to urge the Legislature to pass real, common-sense amendments to the bail reforms enacted in this years state budget. The amendments are in response to bipartisan concerns over the ability of judges to hold dangerous criminals, such as high-level narcotic traffickers, violent offenders and other serious criminals, on bail
This is another example of the misguided priorities of state Majority politicians, Tague said. Weve spent months since the alterations to the bail system ignoring this outrageous loophole. Supporting our judicial system and allowing our judges the power to hold those who they deem necessary is a responsible idea. This is a public safety concern that we should all be able to support, no matter your views. Stopping violent criminals and cartel members and holding them behind bars is a no-nonsense issue, I urge all of my colleagues to support and adopt these amendments.