NY Democrats can’t bail out of a crime debate
A functioning justice system should be swift, certain and fair. Democrats who seem concerned only with fairness are trying to balance on a one-legged stool.
Elected officials committed to increased social investments to preclude tomorrow’s crimes need to offer a credible plan to people fearful of becoming today’s victims.
There’s a reason that Lee Zeldin, a Trump supporter with a paper-thin agenda, is only 14 points behind accidental Gov. Kathy Hochul 14 weeks before Election Day in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican statewide since 2002. And that Adams, while he bristles at the comparison, sounds a lot like Zeldin on the need to keep predictably dangerous people locked up while their cases proceed through the criminal system.
If Democrats who don’t like that plan have a better one for ensuring that our justice system is swift and certain, this would be the time to speak up instead of just playing endless defense on the bail reform law.