New York state is preparing to release 125,000 criminals in 2020 and will be providing them with taxpayer-funded housing, job training, and more.
The criminal release program is part of a new program created by Bill de Blasio which eliminates bail for a number of crimes, including felonies.
Some of these crimes that are no longer requiring bail are: Second-degree manslaughter, Aggravated vehicular assault, Third-degree assault, Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, Promoting a sexual performance by a child, Failure to register as a sex offender, Making terroristic threats, Criminally negligent homicide, and Aggravated vehicular homicide.
According to Breitbart,
In total, at least 125,000 accused criminals are likely to be released from prison in New York City every year, according to an analysis by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Those are at least 125,000 accused criminals who, even if charged with criminally negligent homicide, would be released from prison the same day they were arrested.
Of those 125,000 released accused criminals, New York City will provide taxpayer-funded subsidized housing, job training, and family counseling to 10,000 each year. The scheme, called the “Atlas” program, will cost New York City taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year.
All a program like this is going to do is incentivize criminals to keep on doing what they're doing. They are effectively rewarding wickedness, and when you do that, why would they be inclined to change their ways? This is a very counter-productive attempt at criminal reform if you ask me.
Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the defense of a city program that critics say will reward criminal behavior.
The incentive program would give accused criminals – being released from jail under the city’s new cashless bail policy – things like New York Mets tickets and gift cards for showing up to court. (CBS)