A New York City man who has been arrested and released from jail six times in six weeks for a variety of minor offenses says that the state's new bail reform law that took effect in early January is "lit."
According to Fox News, the man—identified as 56-year-old Charles Barry—was recently arrested for reportedly jumping a subway turnstile in Penn Station.
Barry was then held in custody for about 36 hours before being released without paying bail as a result of the new guidelines that eliminated cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.
According to court records, Barry has been arrested 139 times in New York and has a lengthy criminal record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors, and 21 missed court hearings.
Officers in New York have been critical of the effects of the new bail guidelines, and even Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering changes to the law.
"The bail reform law needs to be amended. I believe this strongly," de Blasio said recently.