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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Here are some Mets tickets if you show up to court.
I don't like to mix politics with this blog. I want folks just to be able to come over here for a good time or to see the newest stuff going on with fan experience at Citi Field. The thing is I couldn't not comment about this.
There’s controversy ahead over new criminal justice reforms.
Cash bail will be eliminated Jan. 1 for hundreds of offenses, and some defendants could be let out earlier and given rewards to get them to show up to court, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Monday. State judges will no longer require cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies like selling drugs or burglarizing a home, and the state says nearly 900 city residents in jail now will be released starting mid-December.
Bail bondsman Ira Judelson said he’s already seeing fewer arrests.
“We’re going to have a major public safety issue on our hands,” he said. “It’s basically like going to school without a principal, without guidance counselors, without teachers and let students be in school and say ‘fend for yourself.'”
Republican Assemblyman Mike LiPetri said he expects around 500 inmates on Long Island to be freed.
“This is a travesty of justice,” said LiPetri. “These are criminals in our communities who have solicited sex from children. These are criminals who solicited drugs in our neighborhoods such as heroin, opioids, fentanyl.”
A law enforcement source told CBS2 a city program will offer those released incentives meant to encourage them to show up in court such as Mets baseball tickets, a subway pass or a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
How is this even a good thing? Hey you did something illegal you were arrested, cut loose with no bail, but let us reward you if you might show back up to court with Mets tickets. On the other hand this might just be a trick to punish offenders by making them deal with the Mets security lines which seem to be tougher on patrons.