Yesterday, Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz (R,C-Oyster Bay) joined Senate and Assembly Minority colleagues, law enforcement and families of crime victims to fight back against bail reform. Those in attendance at a press conference in Albany discussed rising concerns over public safety and called on state lawmakers to reexamine New York’s ill-advised bail reform laws.
“Law enforcement, county executives and district attorneys are all in agreement—cashless bail should either be heavily tweaked or completely repealed,” Blumencranz said. “I have and will continue to support and advocate for local law enforcement and local communities, and it pains me that both are struggling in light of the new bail reform laws. We should be fighting to keep crime off New York streets and keep criminal justice in the hands of the judicial system.”