NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Starting Jan. 1, New York State will eliminate cash bail and pretrial detention for most suspects accused of low-level offenses.
In New York City, defendants will also receive perks – like New York Mets tickets, movie passes and gift cards – for showing up to court.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women In Violation Of State And Federal Law, AG Investigation Finds Cuomo Not Stepping Down After Investigation Finds He Sexually Harassed Multiple Women
Saima Anjam, vice president of the Parkside Group, and CBSN New York’s urban affairs expert Mark Peters joined political reporter Marcia Kramer to discuss the effects on this week’s episode of “The Point.”Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Resign Or Be Removed From Office In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Investigation
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