The New York City budget includes a council-sponsored proposal for a $1.4 million citywide “Bail Fund,” which would pay bail of $2,000 or less for anyone charged with a misdemeanor who can’t afford to pay it. Read More.
Last week the city council passed a resolution demanding the release of Oscar López Rivera —a “decorated war veteran and community activist”—even though he has neither expressed remorse for his crimes nor forsworn armed revolt. Read More.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton released a report last week arguing that the strategy he pioneered in the early 90’s keeps crime down by preventing petty criminals from “graduating” to felons. Read More.