New York’s Bail Laws Are Changing Again. Here’s How.

Governor Kathy Hochul pushed for a rewrite of the 2019 laws governing the criminal justice system.

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Hochul Emerges From Budget Talks Unbowed, but Not Unscathed

The governor won policy measures aimed at easing New Yorkers’ concerns over crime and rising prices, but alienated some fellow Democratic lawmakers.

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Here’s What $220 Billion Brings: New Casinos, Bail Laws and a Stadium

New York’s agreement on a $220 billion state budget includes a raft of nonfiscal measures, including a three-year window to resume the legal sale of to-go drinks.

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New York Toughens Bail Law in $220 Billion Budget Agreement

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget also includes more than a billion dollars in child care funding, a green light for three casinos and a return of to-go drinks.

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Man Who Police Say Used Tinder to Hunt Women Is Charged With Murder

Danueal Drayton raped and strangled Samantha Stewart in 2018, prosecutors say. He was free on bail at the time because of a paperwork mix-up.

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New York Is About to Blow Its Budget Deadline. Here’s Why.

Contentious social issues, such as revising the state’s bail law, have delayed passage of what is expected to be largest budget in the state’s history.

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Push for More Restrictive Bail Law Gains a Key Ally: Gov. Hochul

Ms. Hochul wants to expand the list of crimes eligible for bail in New York, and give judges the power to consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” in setting bail for certain crimes.

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Putin’s War on Ukraine: Rising Outrage

Readers question the decision not to send U.S. troops into Ukraine and speculate about Russia’s motives and timing. Also: Justice reforms and crime rates.

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Ilya Lichtenstein Held in Bitcoin Case While Heather Morgan Is Given Bail

A judge appeared more concerned by the flight risk posed by Ilya Lichtenstein than by his wife, Heather Morgan, in a case accusing them of a sweeping scheme to launder stolen cryptocurrency.

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Suspect Accused of Killing Christina Yuna Lee Charged With Murder

Ms. Lee, who was described as “irreplaceable,” was stabbed to death in her apartment after a man followed her into her building.

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How Bruce Blakeman Used a Mask Rebellion to Revive His Career

Since a surprise win on Long Island, Bruce Blakeman has been on a seemingly single-minded mission to challenge and defy Gov. Kathy Hochul over mask mandates.

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Adams Wants Tougher Bail Laws. Can He Get Other Democrats to Agree?

Mayor Eric Adams will need buy-in from prosecutors, judges and a Democratic-led State Legislature that may balk at some of his tough-on-crime prescriptions.

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Adams Blames Bail Law After Release of Teen Charged in Officer Shooting

Mayor Eric Adams said he was “outraged” that a teenager accused in the shooting of a police officer in the Bronx had been freed on bond.

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Conflict Quickly Emerges Between Top Prosecutor and Police Commissioner

A memo by New York City’s new police leader sharply questioned Manhattan’s new district attorney over his strategy for prosecuting crime.

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Kathy Hochul Will Propose Term Limits for New York Governors

The state’s Covid response will continue to demand her attention, but other contentious issues await as the Legislature returns and a primary looms in June.

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Waukesha Suspect’s Previous Release Agitates Efforts to Reduce Bail

Darrell Brooks, accused of plowing his S.U.V. through a Wisconsin parade, had been freed on $1,000 bail for a different charge in Milwaukee County, where there is a backlog of cases.

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Can Liberals Survive Progressivism?

The main threat to the Democratic Party comes from the left.

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In Nassau County D.A.’s Race, Kaminsky and Donnelly Clash on Bail Reform

A special election for Nassau County district attorney has centered on recent changes to New York’s bail laws.

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Thomas Kenniff, Manhattan D.A. Candidate, Sees a City on the Brink

Thomas Kenniff, who is facing Alvin Bragg in the Nov. 2 election, has focused his campaign on a recent increase in some types of crime.

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Rikers Island Is an Endless Catastrophe

The mayor promised to close the jail years ago, but the situation there is as desperate as it’s ever been.

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Crowded N.Y.C. Jails Stoke Covid Fears: ‘It’s a Ticking Time Bomb’

New York City released hundreds of people as the pandemic raged. Now jails are full again, and an increase in infections could spread the virus beyond their walls.

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Criminal Justice Is a State Issue

State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.

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The Presumption of Freedom

How Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system.

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Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.

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What the Pandemic Revealed About ‘Progressive’ Prosecutors

At a time when radical change is needed most, too many have not been the heroes some hoped they would be.

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Julian Assange Is Denied Bail by U.K. Judge

The decision came two days after the judge blocked the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, citing risks of suicide.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Calls Jail Oppressive. Prosecutors Say She Has It Easy.

Ms. Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has asked to be released on $28.5 million bond as she awaits trial on federal charges.

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U.S. Attorney Moves In on Brooklyn D.A.’s Territory, Citing Crime Surge

Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.

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The Power of Community Bail Funds

Efforts to keep lives from being ruined by exorbitant bail are the true public safety threats.

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The Mayor Blames the Virus for Shootings. Here’s What Crime Data Shows.

Mr. de Blasio has pointed to court delays and bail reform to explain the surge in gun violence. But the N.Y.P.D.’s own numbers tell a different story.

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Bail Funds, Flush With Cash, Learn to ‘Grind Through This Horrible Process’

Donors have given more than $90 million to help buy the freedom of those awaiting trial behind bars.

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Protests Spur Surge in Donations, Giving ActBlue Its Biggest Day of the Year

With money flowing to candidates, bail funds and charities, the Democrats’ online donor platform processed over $40 million between Friday and Sunday, a sign of strength for the party.

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Save a Life From Coronavirus: Bail Someone Out of Jail Today

Covid-19 is an unfolding catastrophe in America’s houses of detention.

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