bail reform

Momentum grows for revisions to state's bail reform laws

The leader of the New York State Senate said it's likely that changes will soon be made to the state's new bail reform laws, which end most forms of...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:35am
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Bail reform debate touches on accusations of racism on a Facebook page

The fight over recently enacted bail reform heated up at the Capitol on Tuesday, with dueling events by police and activists that at times centered on...
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Tue, 02/04/2020 - 1:05pm
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GOP lawmakers intensify pushback against bail reform laws

Republican state lawmakers will be holding roundtable forums around the state to discuss the fallout from the state's newly enacted criminal justice...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:44am
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Clergy urge Cuomo and state leaders to uphold bail reforms despite backlash

Faith leaders in Monroe County issued letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators this week urging them to continue upholding bail reform. Rev....
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Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:31am
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Connections: An update on the state of bail reform in New York State

One week after new bail reform laws went into effect in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for changes. The reforms ended cash bail for...
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 9:51am
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Democrats show cracks over support for criminal justice reforms 

Among some top state Democrats, there are some cracks in the support for criminal justice reforms in 2020 that have eliminated most forms of cash bail....
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Mon, 01/06/2020 - 12:22pm
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Connections: The debate over bail reform legislation in New York State

Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter recently wrote an op-ed for the Democrat and Chronicle in which he called for the state to reverse its bail reform...
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Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:02am
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Activists say new harassment law “tramples on the first amendment’

Rev. Lewis Stewart, faith leaders and criminal justice advocates are asking Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo not to sign a controversial law. The...
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Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:38am
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Law enforcement warns of unintended consequences from criminal justice reform

A number of law enforcement leaders joined forces in Rochester and statewide Thursday to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo to slow the state’s move toward...
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Fri, 11/22/2019 - 1:05am
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Connections: Understanding New York’s bail reform laws

Activists seeking bail reform in New York State are celebrating what they call a major victory. During this past legislative session, state lawmakers...
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Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:38am
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