On Jan. 1, a landmark New York law curtailing the use of cash bail went into effect, signaling a leap in a nationwide movement to reduce the number of people held in jails.But after less than a week under the new system, elected officials are already having second thoughts, rattled by stories of suspects’ being set free and committing new crimes ─ including that of a woman accused of an anti-Semitic attack in New York City.
This is the culmination of a careful and destructive effort on the part of Bill de Blasio, the crooked socialist mayor of New York, and perhaps the worst big-city mayor in America. Yes, yes, Chicago and Los Angeles are in the running, but crooked Bill is a special case; a marvelous combination of stupidity, tone-deafness, venality and sheer incompetence.
New Yorkers are reflexive Democrats; they are apathetic; they like spending other people’s money, and now they are reaping the whirlwind of their decisions.
The bill was introduced by Sen. John Rodgers, D-Essex-Orleans. Rodgers said Wednesday he introduced the bill to make a point.“I have no delusions that it’s going to pass. I wouldn’t probably vote for it myself,” he said.
He said he’s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the Legislature “seems bent on taking away our Second Amendment rights.”
He said, based on the information presented in the bill, a cellphone is much more dangerous than a gun.