Will Prosecutors Attempt to Neuter New York's Bail Reforms?
In January, New York joins its neighbor New Jersey in significantly reducing demands for cash bail, establishing a system where defendants are released on the least restrictive guidelines necessary to make sure they return to court.
The reforms were pushed through in April as part of the state's 2020 budgeting process. As prosecutors and courts prepare for the new rules, Jed Painter, assistant district attorney for Nassau County (on Long Island), has been giving presentations on how these new bail rules work.
Painter has problems with these new bail rules...