RESTORE SANITY TO NEW YORK BAIL SYSTEM

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On January 1, a major overhaul of the bail system officially became law in New York State. Under these changes, there are dozens of serious crimes that no longer require bail, allowing alleged perpetrators to return to their communities with no consequence.

A partial list of these crimes that no longer require bail include:


  • Criminally negligent homicide
    Second-degree vehicular manslaughter
    Aggravated vehicular manslaughter
    Second-degree manslaughter
    Reckless assault of a child
    First and second-degree harassment (hate crime)
    First and second-degree aggravated harassment
    First and second-degree aggravated harassment (hate crime)
    Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
    Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
    Promoting a sexual performance by a child
    Possessing a sexual performance by a child
    Animal abuse, animal fighting and animal torture


This is only a partial list of offenses that allow criminals to leave prison without bail. These “reforms” are now giving a free pass to many individuals who commit serious crimes that place our communities at risk.


Since entering into law, dozens of criminals have been allowed back on the streets, leaving us more vulnerable than ever.


The Progressive Democrats have shown no willingness to correct the mistakes in their ill-conceived bail reforms, so it is incumbent upon honest, law-abiding New Yorkers to make our voices heard and urge a bail reform repeal.


This petition is a call for action. A call for change. By signing this, you’ll be sending a strong message to Governor Andrew Cuomo and his colleagues in the legislature that our communities MUST be protected and dangerous criminals cannot be let out into our neighborhood with no repercussions.