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The Latest High-Profile Suspect Release Proves Bail Reform Remains Broken

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The Latest High-Profile Suspect Release Proves Bail Reform Remains Broken

New York Post August 31, 2022
Policing & Public SafetyAll

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.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Follow him on Twitter here.

Photo by Yingko/iStock

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