Jesus Ramirez was accused of stabbing a man to death during a fight outside Port Authority subway station.
Two and a half years since its implementation and months after an amendment, New York’s controversial bail reform is still putting dangerous criminals back on the streets.
In the latest case, 28-year-old Jesus Ramirez was accused of stabbing 48-year-old Guarionex Torres to death during a fight — caught on camera — outside the Port Authority subway Friday. But by Saturday, Ramirez was out, having put down just 10% of the $100,000 bail set for him.
Proponents of reform will argue the system worked as intended: Someone committed a bail-eligible offense, bail was set, he paid the bond. In reality, the case highlights how even after two reforms in three years, the system remains broken.
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