GOP misleading on bail reform impact
The New York State GOP thinks they have a winning strategy attacking bail reform.
A couple of things I will point out.
Bail is not supposed to be punitive, it is meant to ensure that a person accused of a crime shows up for their day in court because in this country there is a presumption of innocence.
Unless a person is accused of a crime so heinous that they can’t be let out on bail, a bail amount is set and a trial date is scheduled.
If a person of meager means is accused of a non-violent crime, even a small amount of bail is onerous. Yet when Christopher Porco was accused of murdering his father and disfiguring his mother, family and friends were able to put up $250,000 so he could be released on bail.
Another point: New York state is in the middle of the pack for violent crime rates by state.
Maybe Lee Zeldin and Jim Tedisco can help out Texas and Florida, where the GOP governors have big mouths and enjoy higher violent crime rates than we “liberal snowflakes” do.
Sometimes I think people are trying to replace democracy with hypocrisy.
Search of Trump’s home was unjust
The American people are about to have a revolution. To have a former president’s home raided by the FBI, his safe broken into and 15 boxes of information removed from his residence is prosecutorial injustice.
Don’t worry. Trump is not anything like these radical left Democrats that I believe stole the 2020 election. He is not a politician and cannot be bought.
They have to do mudslinging again in the midterms which they are intimidated by.
We are the greatest nation on Earth, and we are not going to have these political goons continue to do these pure evil things.
Justice will be served very shortly.
Grateful to Cropley for skilled reporting
I wish to thank reporter John Cropley for his article (“Holocaust Memorial planner joins heritage group”) in the Aug. 12 Gazette about my appointment to the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.
His reporting is consistently accurate, informative and written with an intuitive understanding of the essence and importance of the topic he is bringing to the readers of The Daily Gazette.
He is a true professional.
Dr, Michael Lozman
The writer is president and founder of the Capital District Jewish Holocaust Memorial Inc.
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