New Poll – Support For Bail Reform Drops

A new poll released by Siena Research Institute today shows that support for bail reform in New York State has dropped dramatically since April 2019.

“In April, at least 60 percent of Democrats and independents thought the new bail law would be good for New York, while 55 percent of Republicans thought it would be bad,” Steven Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute said. “Today, independents have flipped from a 22-point margin thinking ‘good,’ to a 27-point margin saying ‘bad.’ Continue reading “New Poll – Support For Bail Reform Drops”

Elise Stefanik Cosponsors Bill To Study Dangerous NYS Bail Reform Policies

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced she is the cosponsor of the bipartisan Bill’s Promise Act, legislation that would direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a comprehensive assessment of how individuals on pre-trial release are monitored at the federal, state, and local levels. Under New York State’s new bail reform policy, cash bail is not required for most defendants accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies including those arrested for drug possession, or even many property crimes like theft and burglary. Continue reading “Elise Stefanik Cosponsors Bill To Study Dangerous NYS Bail Reform Policies”

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