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Crime jumps 36.5% in New York as bail laws draw attention

Overall indexed crime in New York jumped 36.5% last month from March 2021, as state bail laws begin to shape the 2022 gubernatorial race.

There were 1,267 robberies citywide in March, a 48.4% jump from 854 robberies in March 2021, while the city recorded 1,044 robberies, a 59.4% increase from compared to last year, the New York City Police Department (NYPD ) crime statistics show.

Likewise, burglaries jumped 40% – 1,326 in March 2022 from 947 in March 2021 – and there were 4,078 cases of robbery, an increase of 40.5% from 2,902 in March 2021.

Criminal assaults have also increased. There were 1,992 cases of criminal assault last month, a 17.5% increase from 1,696 in March 2021.

Crimes on public transport also saw a staggering 52.5% increase, as crimes on the subway, including a hammer attack, beatings and beatings, made headlines last month. . Some 78% of office workers in New York, who commute to work, said public transportation safety has decreased compared to pre-pandemic days, while 82% say the problem of the Homelessness has worsened on the public transit system, a Morning Consult poll has shown.

A New York Police Department officer and a subway conductor look at the subway platform at the Grand Central Terminal subway station, in New York, New York, May 18, 2021. (Frank Franklin II, File/AP)

Moreover, hate crimes – especially against Jews – have seen an alarming increase. Overall, hate crimes rose 16% in March, with Jews being the most targeted group. There were 23 hate crimes committed against Jews, an increase of nearly 100% from 12 in March last year. The second most targeted group was Asians, who were victims of 17 hate crimes.

In 2019, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law a law allowing “suspects charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, child sex crimes and threats of terrorism to get out of jail without ever having to.” after bail,” Breitbart News reported.

“Coinciding with state law, New York City’s supervised release program, which allows thousands of suspects to be released after arrest without having to post bail or be monitored by social workers “, continued Breitbart News.

Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who took office after Cuomo’s resignation, has proposed minor changes to the laws in the form of allowing judges to set bail based on a defendant’s criminal history and making bail eligible for repeat offenders and gun crimes. Yet far-left jailbreak organizations — including those linked to Mark Zuckerberg and Geroge Soros — are lobbying against his proposals to ensure the laws remain unchanged.

Crime jumps 36.5% in New York as bail laws draw attention

New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during a Covid-19 press conference on February 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Breitbart News noted:

A number of jailbreak organizations — including the Soros-linked Center for American Progress, Center for Popular Democracy, United We Dream and MoveOn, as well as Zuckerberg-linked — are pressuring New York lawmakers to that they oppose any changes to the bail reform law.

“We are deeply troubled by Governor Kathy Hochul’s recent proposals that would increase incarceration and racial disparity and undo years of work to end the criminalization of poverty and children,” the groups said in a letter. .

The letter continued:

Mass incarceration was born out of hasty political posturing and the mistake that we can have justice or safety, but not both. Mass incarceration has caused generations of harm to the same black, brown, poor and immigrant communities hardest hit by crime without offering them more security. [Emphasis added]

That is why we call on Governor Hochul, Lieutenant Governor Benjamin and legislative leaders to protect the baildiscovery and the Raise the Age reforms. [Emphasis added]

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a gubernatorial candidate in New York’s upcoming election, criticized state bail reform laws in February, WSHU reported.

“Instead of handcuffing our criminals, we are handcuffing justice, we are handcuffing our judges, we are handcuffing the police, we are handcuffing law-abiding New Yorkers in order to keep our streets safe, we need to put the community above the criminals,” Zeldin mentioned.

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