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Dave Smith: No Lessons Learned

In the 1980s and 1990s crime was out of control in this country and our leaders did something about it. Now they have abandoned that mission and crime has come back.

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New York Post: Governor Wrong About Benefits of Bail Reform

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Division of Criminal Justice Services just released new New York City data that, according to no-bail advocates, “prove” that the state’s criminal-justice reforms aren’t boosting crime. It’s a crock, of course.

Editorial: Redefining “Safety”

The SAFE-T Act, set to take effect in Illinois on New Year’s Day, will strain police budgets and endanger officers and the public.

NYPD Officer Beaten in Subway Station by Teen Suspect

The teen was charged with assault on a police officer and other charges but the PBA says the teen was back on the streets in less than 24 hours.

5 NY Officers Injured when Car Thieves Rammed Their Patrol SUVs

"My cops are getting hurt trying to recover your property that, if it was locked, we wouldn't be in this situation. I wouldn't have five cops that are out sick and maybe career ending injuries," Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said.

Suspect in Thursday's Shooting of Milwaukee Officer was Out on Bond

Jetrin Rodthong, 23, faces pending charges after the shooting and has several open felony cases dating back to 2020 in which he was charged with resisting or obstructing officers, bail jumping, driving or operating a vehicle without the owner's consent, and drug possession.

Editorial: Crime and No Punishment

District attorneys in some cities have become advocates for emptying the jails and not for public safety.

Teen Rapper Charged in Shooting of NYPD Officer Released on Bond

“If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we’re about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release,” NYPD Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said in a statement.

Head of NYPD Detectives Union Demands End to Cashless Bail

Paul DiGiacomo, president of the Detectives Endowment Association, demanded New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers in Albany make immediate changes to the state's bail reform legislation.

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Departing NYPD Chief Blasts Criminal Justice Reformers for "Magical Thinking"

“I can also tell you that more than 80 percent of the people arrested for illegal gun possession this year are not in custody. Does that sound like a formula for success?” he wrote.

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