Jailbreak organizations with financial ties to leftwing billionaires George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg are lobbying New York lawmakers to preserve the state’s “bail reform” policies that help keep accused criminals out of jail, according to Breitbart News.
Disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into state law measures that allow suspects accused of second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, child sex crimes, and making threats of terrorism to walk free from jail without ever having to post bail.
Coinciding with the state law is New York City’s Supervised Release Program, which allows thousands of criminal suspects to be released following their arrests without having to post bail or be monitored by social workers.
As a result, crime in New York City has skyrocketed. Statistics show that although murders are down compared to the same time last year, rapes have increased 24 percent, robberies 46 percent, grand larceny nearly 60 percent, grand larceny auto 85 percent, and transit crimes more than 70 percent.
“The most important city on the globe has become the laughingstock of the globe. And the dysfunctionality of our city has cascaded throughout the entire country,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) told a crowd of hundreds of New York Police officers this week.
A number of jailbreak organizations — including the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, the Center for Popular Democracy, United We Dream, and MoveOn, as well as the Zuckerberg-funded FWD.us — are lobbying New York lawmakers to oppose any changes to the bail reform law.
Polling released this week shows that about 56 percent of New Yorkers believe the bail reform law has been bad for the state while just 3 in 10 said it is good policy. Nearly 64 percent said the law has increased crime across the state.