New York leaders break ranks from DAs, cops on bail
from CNHI News Service via Niagara Gazette
New York prosecutors and police groups were left disappointed and frustrated by a package of criminal justice measures tucked into the state budget, including one that is expected to result in an end to cash bail for up to 90 percent of those charged with crimes. The changes were championed by advocates for civil liberties and opponents of "mass incarceration," with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and several influential Democratic lawmakers taking their side in the often heated debate.
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