Progressives in Albany faux the reality on crime is difficult to find out; their denial can be laughable if it didn’t empower a lot useless struggling.
“I maintain studying in some newspapers,” huffed Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx) at a listening to Monday “that rearrests are skyrocketing,” although information offered by Division of Prison Justice Companies boss Rossana Rosado present “the precise reverse.”
He plainly meant this newspaper — besides that we’ve primarily reported that crime is skyrocketing. And we’ve repeatedly defined why Rosado’s information don’t remotely show that the 2019 criminal-justice reforms aren’t fueling recidivism.
However the “don’t consider The Submit” line positive labored contained in the listening to room. “Dependable information doesn’t promote tabloids, does it?” snarked Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Nassau).
Because the saying goes: lies, rattling lies — and the mutterings of Albany progressives.
For starters, different DCJS numbers are damning: They present that folks freed on cashless bail bought rearrested 39.6% of the time whereas their case was pending; these with prior convictions or a pending case had been nabbed 44.6% of the time.
Every year because the 2019 bail reform, 30,000 to 40,000 defendants bought hauled in for some offense dedicated whereas strolling round free, awaiting trial, thanks to those reforms.
And there’s gobs extra data. NYPD information present that 327 shoplifters accounted for about 30% of the retail crimes in 2022, 46% of whom had prior felony convictions; a full quarter of these nabbed for housebreaking had been caught once more inside simply 60 days.
Final 12 months noticed 1,200 people arrested for housebreaking commit one other felony inside 60 days; in 2017, the quantity was 312. That’s a 285% spike.
Even soft-on-crime Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg acknowledges the 2019 “reforms” drove his case dismissals (arrests he couldn’t prosecute) from 48% to 74% for misdemeanors and from 21% to 35% for felonies. And George Soros-funded Albany DA David Soares has been detailing the disastrous impression of the modifications since earlier than they even took impact.
Heck, the Rev. Al Sharpton has demanded fixes, significantly to make sure recidivists are saved behind bars. He flagged one apparent results of the “reforms” final 12 months: Shops are “locking up my toothpaste” to forestall theft. To not point out all those which have closed, lower hours or employed personal safety — all because the 2019 modifications.
Ask the criminals themselves: On Tuesday, a pair of armed robbers shook down 13 individuals in three separate boroughs in simply two hours. “In 24 hours I’ll be out,” bragged one suspect as he was nabbed.
Dinowitz, Lavine & Co. can carry on smirking into the wind, however a couple of cherry-picked stats don’t change the fact, or undo they struggling they’ve precipitated and proceed to inflict.