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Max Rose and Bill de Blasio have something else in common. Both lent their support for the dangerous new bail law that is releasing violent and repeat offenders back onto our streets.
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As of January 1, those who commit hate crimes of various degrees including coercion, menacing, stalking, assault, aggravated harassment and even aggravated assault of a child are freed with no bail. other serious crimes include strangulation, nearly every type of drug dealing and criminally negligent homicide.
• Under this law, even those with lengthy “rap sheets” will be allowed to walk free.
• Under this law, even dangerous criminals who pose a public safety risk can be released without bail.
• This law removes almost all of a judge’s discretion and many of those arrested will simply be handed a summons, released and won’t see a judge until weeks later, when and if they appear in court.
• Information concerning witnesses will no longer remain confidential until shortly before the trial. Now, the names of witnesses and their contact information will be released to the accused within 15 days of the arrest date, an action that will make the witnesses ripe for intimidation.
• In addition, we need to examine our court system closely to ensure that the accused are receiving their constitutionally-protected right to a speedy trial, which the bail law does not address.
MAX ROSE EXPRESSED SUPPORT AS A CANDIDATE
On Page 9 of his candidate questionnaire, Max Rose not only expressed his support for Cuomo’s botched bail law, he also supported de Blasio’s closure of Rikers Island.
IN JUST WEEKS WE SAW:
• An unlicensed illegal immigrant released with no bail after committing a fatal hit and run;
• A woman with a criminal history arrested for assaulting two Jewish women released and rearrested two more times in a week;
• A man with 24 prior arrests released without bail after being charged with assault for punching a police officer; and
• A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Albany back in July released under the new law.
• A man charged with predatory sex assault, rape of child less than 13 released without bail.
• A man arrested in connection to four Manhattan bank robberies was released without bail and is suspected of robbing a 5th bank the next day in Brooklyn.
• A homeless man arrested for 2 unprovoked attacks on women was arrested again — just a few hours after his release.