Cash Bail

WBEN Newsroom
February 13, 2020 - 5:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - 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
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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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Patrick Gallivan
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Brendan Keany
January 10, 2020 - 2:12 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - State Senator Patrick Gallivan held a press conference Friday morning to express his concerns over the changes made to New York's criminal justice system and specifically regarding cash bail reform. State Senator Pat Gallivan is imploring the Legislature to fix the “dangerous”...
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Mike Baggerman
January 06, 2020 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Two Buffalo Common Council members are asking lawmakers in Albany to revisit the cash bail reforms that took effect at the start of the year. South District Councilman Chris Scanlon and Delaware District Councilman Joel Feroleto introduced a resolution that may be voted on as...
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Mike Baggerman
January 01, 2020 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Cash bail reforms remain a concern for law enforcement, who feel they didn't have a voice in Albany when the legislature passed the criminal justice reform measure last year. Cash bail was eliminated on January 1 for most people accused of misdemeanors and non-violent...
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Mike Baggerman
November 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Though law enforcement officials sounded the alarm on the criminal justice reform package that was passed in Albany this year that includes offenses that don't qualify for cash bail in New York State and changes to the discovery process, Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour...
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Niagara County Sheriff's vehicle. March 27, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Law enforcement officials in Western New York are voicing concerns over the criminal justice reforms that will take effect on January 1. Those reforms include cash bail, which was eliminated for people accused of most misdemeanors and non-violent felony offenses. It also...
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February 04, 2019 - 1:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Chanting "enough is enough," criminal justice reformers have gathered in Albany to urge New York state lawmakers to eliminate cash bail. The group rallying at the Capitol on Monday included some former inmates who said the state's current bail system is unfair and ineffective...
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Brendan Keany
December 14, 2018 - 12:55 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - It's been a busy couple months for Thurman Thomas, who had his number 34 retired by the Bills in October, and is now trying his hand in being an advocate for cash-bail reform for non-violent offenders in the prison system. Thomas spoke on the floor at the Erie County Legislature...
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