State lawmakers held a public hearing Monday to take a deeper look at crime statistics, as the debate continues over the state’s bail laws.
During several hours of testimony yesterday lawmakers heard from law enforcement officials and criminal justice reform advocates on whether or not the state's bail law changes from 2019 have affected the state’s crime rates.
Alana Sivin, the New York State director at FWD.US, a bipartisan group focused on immigration and criminal justice reforms, joined Errol Louis on "Inside City Hall" Tuesday to discuss her testimony at the hearing and make the case that the reforms have not led to increases in crime or recidivism rates, and are working as intended.
This all comes as Gov. Kathy Hochul is preparing to deliver her budget address Wednesday, which is expected to include revisions to the state’s bail laws.