Daily News - New Yorkers will be shocked to discover that a new bail statute, passed as part of the state budget, mandates pretrial release of hundreds arrested for top narcotics crimes. Unless a defendant faces a single, seldom-charged narcotics offense, the new law requires judges to treat cartel associates the same as low-level street dealers when it comes to bail. This change arrives in the midst of an opioid epidemic, when overdoses are killing thousands of New Yorkers each year, far more than all violent crimes combined.
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SI Advance - Staten Island’s district attorney and New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor (SNP) both say certain aspects of state-wide bail reform could hinder drug prosecutions.
NY Daily News - Michael Cammarata and his girlfriend were charged Friday with the murder of Cammarata’s estranged wife Jeanine after the schoolteacher’s burned remains were found in a Staten Island storage locker...