Bail Reform

Lawrence Zielinski (Photo via West Seneca Police)
Lawrence Zielinski (Photo via West Seneca Police)
WBEN Newsroom
March 06, 2020 - 1:10 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was arrested after stealing a car because he needed a ride home from court.
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Bail reform
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WBEN Newsroom
February 12, 2020 - 7:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — After weeks of facing heavy criticism from law enforcement over New York’s bail law, state Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more discretion over who is released from jail before trial.
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Bail Reform Press Conference
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Brendan Keany
February 06, 2020 - 1:21 pm
Several local state assemblymen are calling for immediate changes to the Criminal Justice Reforms.
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Brendan Keany
February 04, 2020 - 12:14 pm
West Seneca passes resolution to support Justice for Rachael Act, which would give judges discretion when deciding whether to set bail.
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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
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Brendan Keany
January 25, 2020 - 8:10 am
State Asembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes defends the recently implemented Bail Reform Law.
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Brendan Keany
WBEN Newsroom
January 07, 2020 - 4:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The Buffalo Common Council has unanimously passed a resolution asking the New York State Legislature to consider making immediate changes to the state's criminal justice reform laws. The resolution specifically targets the recently instituted cash bail laws, which prevent judges...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York's bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state's criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next year. The bail law, passed by lawmakers...
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