Ashby: Fixing Bail Reforms Must Be New York’s First Action In 2020

Statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) on the State of the State

“I want to impress upon the governor and the Majority legislative leaders how important it is that we enact a solution to their disastrous bail reforms. This should be our first action in Albany taken in the new year. As it stands, their so-called reforms have allowed dangerous criminals who have committed hate crimes, heinous acts of domestic violence, burglary, robbery sprees, and other crimes, be released back into the public being issued only an appearance ticket. Let’s give discretion back to our judges so they can hold those who are dangerous in jail or require bail. The number of tragedies is increasing. We need to act now.”