Friend: New York State Must Take Action to Correct Public Safety Crisis

Statement from Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) on the State of the State
January 8, 2020

“Here’s the real State of New York: under complete Senate and Assembly Majority control radical leftists enacted reckless bail reforms which have left our communities vulnerable to violent criminals who face no immediate consequences for breaking the law. On a daily basis, we’ve seen those who have committed acts of domestic violence, hate crimes, assault and other serious crimes get arrested only to be immediately released back out into the public. I sponsor legislation to correct these misguided so-called reforms to the criminal justice system. This should be our very first action of this year.”

Editor’s Note:

Comments from Assemblyman Friend may be downloaded at the following link:

https://youtu.be/pGzE7SxhpSg

Below are some examples throughout the state where judicial discretion would have
allowed judges to hold dangerous individuals from being released back into the public: