Bail Reform: President Trump Takes Aim At New York's Plan, Mayor De Blasio Fires BackNew York State’s bail reform law takes effect on Jan. 1., eliminating cash bail for hundreds of misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses.
Bail Reform: NYC To Offer Mets Tickets, Doughnut Gift Cards To Get Freed Inmates Back In CourtState judges will no longer require cash bail for most misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies like selling drugs or burglarizing a home, and now the state says nearly 900 in jail now will be released starting mid-December.
Sen. Gillibrand Pushes For End To Cash Bail SystemSenator says the current system results in a disproportionate number of low-income people being locked up.
NYC Announces Bail Reforms, Looks For More Ways To 'Fix' ProcessCalling the current system unfair, the state's chief judge announced earlier this month he was ordering the judiciary to take administrative steps to change how bail is set.
Ramsey Orta, Man Who Took Eric Garner Video, Released On Bail In Unrelated CaseRamsey Orta, the man who took the video of Eric Garner in a confrontation with police officers on Staten Island last summer, was released on bail Friday months after being accused of unrelated charges.
Gov. Christie: State's Bail System 'Unfair,' Doesn't Make SenseGov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state's bail system.
Police: Ithaca Fugitive Caught After Paper Publishes Take On RedskinsAuthorities caught up to 25-year-old Jacob Close after he took part in the Press Enterprise's weekly "Your Opinion" feature, answering a question about the controversy over the Redskins' name.
Suspect Denied Bail In Alleged DWI Crash That Killed MTA Bus DriverThere was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
L.I. Man Released On Bail After Shooting, Killing Alleged Armed IntruderYoussef Abdel-Gawad was released on $25,000 bail. He must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
Attorney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Alleged Heroin Dealer Kept Stash Only For HimselfRobert Vineberg is charged with possessing heroin with the intent to sell. The 57-year-old was arrested as police followed leads after Hoffman's Feb. 2 death in an apparent heroin overdose.
Request For Lower Bail Denied In N.J. Domestic Murder CaseA northern New Jersey man was being held on $2 million bail this weekend on charges of beating his wife to death during an argument.
Michael Skakel To Head Back To Court To Argue For Release From Prison Skakel hopes to be release on $500,000 bond while he awaits a new trial in the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.
New Charges For Union Township Man Accused Of Killing GirlfriendSeveral new charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly killed his girlfriend.
Judge To Decide Whether To Accept Gypsy Treasure For BailThe defendant's father came to court with a bag of antique gold coins and jewelry passed down from generation to generation since the 1800s.
$250,000 Bail For Suspect In Deadly DWI Crash On Grand Central ParkwayBail has been set at $250,000 for the driver accused in a crash on the Grand Central Parkway that left two teenage parents dead.