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Anger over new no-bail law killing LI Dems but progressives don’t care 

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20.01.2020

Bail “reform” has triggered a massive wave of revulsion across New York, as judges are forced to return ­serious offenders to the streets within hours of arrest, only to see them commit new crimes within days. Public anger threatens to split Democratic lawmakers, many of whom may face significant ballot challenges in November.

The cases are legion. Jordan Randolph, for example, was busted on New Year’s Day for harassment and tampering with an ignition-lock device. Less than two weeks after he was released, he drove drunk and killed Jonathan Flores-Maldonado — and was immediately released again.

(It eventually turned out Randolph could have been required to post bail or sit in jail, because he was already on probation — but the new law’s complexities confused both systems.)

“We are getting crushed,” said one senior staffer for a Democratic state senator based outside of New York City. “People are furious. We are getting call after call, and it is the same thing with all the other offices. … We’re getting clobbered.”

But not every senator is worried about the backlash. Dems hold 40 out of 63 seats, and 25 of those represent the Big Apple, where the loudest public........

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