Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference at a press conference today to urge the Legislature to pass real, common-sense amendments to the bail reforms enacted in this years state budget. The amendments are a response to bipartisan concerns about the ability of judges to hold dangerous criminals, such as high level narcotic traffickers, violent offenders and other serious criminals, on bail.
Were in the final days of the legislative session, and there hasnt been a single action to fix this massive problem with our justice system since this reform was passed in the dead of night, Giglio said. Empowering our judges to hold violent criminals and high-level cartel members on bail is something we should all be able to agree on. Its a public safety issue, not something we should be debating.