Bail Reform Law

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WCBS 880 Newsroom
July 04, 2020 - 4:21 pm
A new state law in New York allows judges to set bail for more criminal charges than originally allowed under a sweeping 2019 reform that largely did away with cash bail for many people awaiting trial.
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Dermot Shea
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Steve Burns
March 06, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The NYPD announced Thursday that major crime has spiked for the second month in a row, but some say the numbers are being cherry-picked.
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Metropolitan Correctional Center
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
February 28, 2020 - 7:29 am
As the debate over New York’s bail law rages in the state Capitol, criminal justice interests have funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to state lawmakers who will decide whether to amend the reforms, campaign finance records show.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
February 24, 2020 - 5:50 pm
Support for New York's controversial bail reform laws is collapsing, according to a new survey.
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Sophia Hall
February 18, 2020 - 11:05 am
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran wants to change the recent state bail reform law and give judges more leniency to set bail. Critics of the bail reform law say judges hands are tied because they have to release a person if they commit certain crimes, no matter their criminal history.
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New York State Capitol Building
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Sophia Hall
February 12, 2020 - 1:11 pm
New York State Senate Democrats said Wednesday that a plan is in the works to change the new bail reform law.
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Sophia Hall
February 10, 2020 - 2:28 pm
Legislators in Nassau County introduced a bill on Monday that would require quarterly crime reports to look into the effects of the bail reform law.
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Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder
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Sophia Hall
February 05, 2020 - 7:21 pm
A Long Island man, who was a witness to a recent crime, was found dead and the Nassau County Police Commissioner blamed the new bail reform law for his death.
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Dermot Shea
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Steve Burns
January 24, 2020 - 5:23 pm
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Friday amped up his criticisms of New York State’s bail reform law.
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Curran - LI Lawmakers - Bail reform
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Sophia Hall
January 21, 2020 - 2:44 pm
A new Siena College poll found most New Yorkers think the bail reform law is bad for the state, and a group of Long Island lawmakers are looking to convince Albany to make some changes.
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