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Governor Says It's the Guns but NYPD Commissioner Points Finger at Bail Reform for Crime Surge

“I think you’ve got to get uncomfortable here, and the uncomfortable conversation for a lot of people is we have to address that law that was passed in 2019, and the implications that we’re feeling today,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said, referring to sweeping bail reform measures that took effect in January 2020.

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Editorial: Elections Have Consequences

People keep voting for anti-police city, and county leaders and they are soon going to suffer for it.

New L.A. County DA Ends Cash Bail for Most Suspects

Gascón also said his office would reevaluate and potentially resentence defendants who had been convicted with enhancements or California’s three-strike law, which requires a state prison term of 25 years to life. Gascón estimated such a move could affect at least 20,000 cases.

Accused Killer of Houston Officer was Released on Gun Charge with $100 Bond in February

The man accused of the Monday killing of Sgt. Sean Rios of the Houston Police Department was arrested in February for unlawfully having a gun in his car and was released on a $100 bond.

Chicago's Police Superintendent, Mayor Slam Prosecutor for Soft Treatment of Looters

“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence there is no consequence for their actions,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, implying State’s Attorney Kim Foxx's reforms have emboldened criminals, especially rioters and looters.

NYPD Official Criticizes Release from Jail for Prisoners Charged with Gun Crimes

A top NYPD official targeted the justice system in New York City on Tuesday for allowing too many people arrested for gun possession in the borough of Brooklyn to walk out of court without bail set in their cases.

NYPD Union Wants Police Out of Social Distancing Enforcement

“This situation is untenable: the NYPD needs to get cops out of the social distancing enforcement business altogether,” a statement from Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said.

LAPD Chief Says Zero Bail Leading to Increase in Repeat Offenders

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said while crime in Los Angeles is down in almost all categories since the pandemic began and L.A. implemented its stay-at-home order, career criminals are now exploiting the situation, getting arrested over and over with no real consequences.

NYPD Frustrated by Rise in Burglaries During Pandemic, Suspects Released "Immediately"

“The cops are out there making arrests for these burglaries. With the existing law, what’s happening is the individuals are being released immediately and that’s something that ultimately in the end will have to be fixed,” Commissioner Shea said.

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Legislator Says No Proof Bail Reform Causing Crime Spike, NYPD Answers with Alarming Stats

Since Jan., 1,482 suspects busted for serious felonies were released without bail only to commit another 846 new crimes.

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