Criminal suspects released from prison under New York’s No Bail law are being rearrested at high rates, often for more serious crimes, data from the New York Police Department (NYPD) reveals.
The data, published in the New York Postshows that about 1 in 5 suspects arrested for burglary or theft were arrested for felonies within just 60 days of being released from prison under the No Bail law.
The law, first imposed in 2020, spares prison time for suspects charged with a range of violent crimes, including second-degree murder, aggravated assault by vehicle, third-degree assault, possession of sexually indecent material by a child, criminally negligent homicide and aggravated homicide by vehicle.
In general, the No Bail law has seen suspects re-arrested for crimes after being released from prison at much higher rates than in 2017, when the law was not yet in effect. Ten suspects, for example, have been arrested almost 500 times over the past two years and most remain free from jail without bail.
Suspects arrested for grand theft and released from prison who committed more crimes increased 203 percent from just 6.5 percent of suspects in 2017 to nearly 2 in 10 of all grand theft suspects in 2021.
Similarly, 21 percent of auto grand theft suspects were rearrested after being released without bail in 2021. That’s more than double the rate from 2017, when just 10 percent were rearrested.
For suspects charged with misdemeanor petty theft, nearly 22 percent were charged with felonies two months after being released without bail in 2021. In 2017, by comparison, just 8 percent were rearrested.
More recently, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg — who was boosted in his election with the help of billionaire George Soros — defended the release from his office of a suspect caught on camera brutally assaulting a New York City police officer on the subway.
The suspect attacked the officer just three days after he was arrested and charged with beating a stranger in a violent robbery. In that case, he was released from jail without bail.
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