A report from a progressive reform group blames biased media protection for a rollback in New York’s bail reform legal guidelines.
The group FWD.us plotted public opinion of bail reform after it handed in the summertime of 2019 and simply after it took impact in January 2020. Then they detailed dozens of stories tales about bail reform that the group thought-about inaccurate, dehumanizing or dependent solely on legislation enforcement sources.
Although reforms had barely taken impact, public opinion on the difficulty flipped from 55% approving to solely 37%.
In a case examine, the report cites Newsday for a narrative that incorrectly linked bail reform as the explanation a person with three DWI convictions was launched after which concerned in one other drunk driving incident. Essentially, it was the choose’s and prosecutor’s discretion that allowed the person to be launched.