New York City’s new bail reform law is so ridiculous that even alleged criminals are flabbergasted by the generosity bestowed upon them by Democrats.
By now, most have heard about the Jewish hate crime suspect arrested three times in less than a week, who attacked another woman the day after being released for attacking three Jewish women.
Now a suspected bank robber is in the news after allegedly knocking off four banks in a little over one week, only to be released without bail — only to allegedly rob yet another bank, his fifth, on Friday in Brooklyn.
“I can’t believe they let me out,” GeroldWoodberry reportedly said when released, according to what a source told the Post. “What were they thinking?”
Thanks to progressive Democrats, such as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, bank robbers who carry out their crime without a weapon are no longer bail eligible under the bail reform law that took effect Jan. 1, the paper reported.
Judges can no longer order most suspects charged with non-violent felonies to be held pending trial — which means that if Woodberry is arrested for the fifth heist, he will be released again.
Whether it’s a cunning tactic or dumb luck, Woodberry allegedly hands tellers a note rather than producing a weapon.
The new bail reform law is so ridiculous New York Police department Commissioner Dermot Shea took to social media to express his frustration.
“What motivation does this suspect have to return to court? None. This makes NYPD cops’ jobs harder, and makes New Yorkers less safe,” he tweeted, linking to the article by the New York Post.
What motivation does this suspect have to return to court? None.
This makes NYPD cops’ jobs harder, and makes New Yorkers less safe. https://t.co/ZNIQXocLSr
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) January 11, 2020
Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon also tweeted his objection to the law as it stands, calling it a “recipe for disaster.”
“Nobody in NYS is arguing cash bail is the ideal system,” he said. “However, this case makes crystal clear why forbidding judicial discretion is a recipe for disaster. Let’s join EVERY OTHER STATE in the nation and give Judges discretion to consider public safety!”
Nobody in NYS is arguing cash bail is the ideal system. However, this case makes crystal clear why forbidding judicial discretion is a recipe for disaster. Let’s join EVERY OTHER STATE in the nation and give Judges discretion to consider public safety! https://t.co/8E3PWxdfwS
— Michael E. McMahon (@StatenIslandDA) January 11, 2020
But that’s not the worst of it. New York City gives people getting out of jail free Metro cards to ride the subway, two $25 debit cards, and a burner cell phone.
Mayor de Blasio appeared on Fox News earlier this month and justified the taxpayer-funded benevolence, saying they’re “trying to get people out of crime and keep them out of crime.”
The mayor’s office reportedly intervened in the aforementioned case of the woman charged with attacking Jews because of the bad publicity the case drew, resulting in her being locked up in a psych ward.
Woodberry allegedly pulled four heists at Chase banks in Chelsea, the Upper West Side and the West Village between Dec. 30 and Jan. 8. Each time, he reportedly slipped a note demanding money to a teller — he got away with more than $1,000 in two banks and left empty-handed in the other two.
The fifth alleged robbery, at another Chase bank, Woodberry absconded with more than $1,000.