Bail Reform Should Be Recalled: Man accused of derailing NYC subway was freed without bail before
Justice reform for the left includes defunding the police, which a very well organized and finance operation and the lesser-known branch of that movement is “bail reform”, which basically allows criminals to walk free after spending a little time in jail.
Bail reforms has allowed hundreds of the worst criminals back on the street to commit escalating and worse crimes. Radical far left activists have run for and won high level positions in order to bring about their desired reformed judicial system.
Consider the case, covered by the New York Post, where a man, who had committed crimes, was released on no bail, under their recent “bail reform” considerations, to commit more crimes.
From the New York Post article, “The man accused of derailing a Manhattan subway train by tossing metal construction debris on to the tracks on Sunday was released without bail on a prior case, outraging one victim’s husband.
‘She is very scared and has a heart problem,’ said Prymnauth Persaud, 66, whose wife Jasoda Ramchan-Persaud was treated for minor injuries after the subway car veered off the tracks and sideswiped at least 10 beams.
‘It’s craziness! This guy was arrested for this kind of thing weeks ago. He should have stayed inside. He is dangerous to society!’
Demetrius Harvard, allegedly “threw metal onto the tracks at West 15th Street and Eighth Avenue as an uptown A-train pulled into the station at about 8:20 a.m., according to police,” they reported.
Then Harvard went before a Manhattan Criminal Court judge on Sept. 5 and was arraigned on one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly striking an MTA bus with a metal street barricade, “shattering two windows,” court records show.
Manhattan prosecutors didn’t ask for bail, and Harvard was granted supervised release, even though he had an open bench warrant for failing to show up to court on a March 1, 2019, case for threatening two Boost store staffers.
The judge released him without bail — despite prosecutors requesting $1,000, court records show.
Under the bail reform rollbacks, Manhattan prosecutors could have lobbied for bail when Harvard was arraigned on the Sept. 5 case — even though the charge by itself isn’t bail-eligible, according to defense lawyer Mark Bederow.
The new provision states that bail can be set if a defendant is arrested for a second class A misdemeanor for damaging property.
“So at least in this case, by not seeking bail, it appears the DA has given the defendant a break,” Bederow said.
Harvard had the two open criminal cases when he sabotaged Sunday’s train — injuring three of the 135 passengers on board and causing massive transit system delays.
This is the fantasy utopia for the left were criminals are free to roam.
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