New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon treat 900 freed inmates to Mets tickets, movie passes, and gift cards simply for showing up to their court dates.
As Breitbart News reports, New York’s series of bail reforms, set to go into effect January 2020, will ensure that suspects accused of “non-violent” crimes are not jailed before their trial dates and do not have to post bail. Instead, they will be released back into the public and expected to show up for their court dates. The “non-violent” crimes include second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide, and aggravated vehicular homicide.
To encourage the roughly 900 inmates who are set to be freed after January 1, 2020, to attend their court dates, De Blasio will reward them with gifts such as Mets tickets, movie tickets, and gift cards for shopping.
De Blasio calls the measure “a smart policy.” It’s not, but it’s consistent with Democrats prioritizing criminals over the law-abiding.