No Bail Laws Are Allowing Criminals to Run Wild

Within the past several years, various Democratic leaders have taken aim at bail laws. Removing or significantly reducing bail for offenders is a measure the left thinks will create a more fair and equal society, along with other pro-crime reforms.

Unfortunately, the uptick in crime over the past year proves precisely the opposite. When bail was slashed, when police were defunded and criminals were let out of jail prematurely, crime rates spiked.

Some of the hardest-hit communities are ones run by Democrats. Look no further than the crime rates driving various Starbucks locations to shut down.

Now, it looks like things are about to get much worse before they improve. In New York, the disastrous consequences of no bail laws have emerged once more.

A Dangerous Attack Against Law Enforcement
In New York City, an unnamed 16-year-old male was charged for his involvement in a violent robbery. However, because of the Empire State’s lax crime laws, this boy was let out of jail.

Not long after this robbery charge, the same 16-year-old was again caught on video, this time viciously attacking a police officer. The attack was so forceful that at one point, he even put the officer into a chokehold.

Yet, once again, New York’s crime laws allowed for the boy to be released, even after getting hit with another charge of second-degree assault on a police officer.

Judging from this 16-year-old’s pattern of consistent criminal activity, it’s likely only a matter of time before his offenses escalate to even more dangerous heights.

In New York, the state’s no bail law permits people with charges involving sexual assaults, homicide, terrorism, and even manslaughter to dodge bail. This makes it no wonder that criminals in the deeply blue state have little qualms about violently assaulting police.

Gotham City Comes to Life
Footage of the 16-year-old viciously attacking a New York police officer has naturally gone viral on social media.

Democrats in the Empire State are now being called out for putting in place policies that enable criminals to bring harm to communities.

Thus far, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has not announced any plans to roll back no bail laws or other reforms that prioritize criminals over public safety. New Yorkers with the ability to leave the state might do well to consider this course of action.