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Don’t Blame Bail Reform for NYC Crime Spike, Governor Hochul Says

  • Hochul attributed increase in crime to unrest, gun access
  • Bail reform has become a controversial topic ahead of election

New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that 2019 bail reform shouldn’t be blamed for an uptick in violent crime, but still pushed for revisions.

“Since the law was passed, we have seen a distressing increase in shootings and homicides. The data does not, however, suggest that bail reform is the main cause,” she said in a New York Daily News opinion piece. “Blaming bail reform for the increase in violence that cities across America are facing isn’t fair and isn’t supported by the data.”