New York State Senate Candidate Michael Martucci called on Governor Cuomo to immediately suspend Senator Metzger’s dangerous bail elimination law to help courts and law enforcement keep rioting criminals behind bars
Mike appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto to make his case https://video.foxnews.com/v/6161489955001#sp=show-clips
Statement from Martucci:
(Goshen, NY) — At a time when New York is trying to eliminate the threat of COVID-19 and get our economy up and running, the Governor should immediately suspend the state’s bail elimination law, reinstitute cash bail and assist our courts and law enforcement officials in getting control of the riots – instead of catching and releasing rioters back on to New York City streets.
NYPD Commissioner Shea reported that hundreds of violent criminals have been arrested for crimes such as burglary and assault and due to New York’s dangerous bail reform law will be set free to continue their reign of terror. These rioters are clearly a threat to our safety and freedom and their criminal activity will potentially prolong the COVID-19 pandemic and put the lives of innocent New Yorkers at risk.
Under a recently passed state law, Governor Cuomo has the authority to temporarily suspend laws to protect New York State citizens during the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the alternative, Governor Cuomo can declare a State of Emergency to temporarily suspend this law to protect the public from imminent violence. The riots in New York City are threatening the City’s ability to properly handle the lingering pandemic and the Governor should use every resource available to extinguish the rioting being caused by criminal agitators.
Protesters and criminal agitators are coming to New York from around the country because they know that if they are arrested, they will be set free due to New York’s recent law which eliminates cash bail for the types of crimes we are seeing perpetrated on our streets in New York City and across the country.
Cities like Minneapolis have reported that more than 80 percent of the protestors and rioters are coming from outside their state.
The far left is organizing these riots, and the far left were the ones who supported ending cash bail for criminals. As Malcom X once said – the chickens are now coming home to roost, and they are coming home to roost on far-left politicians like Mayor DeBlasio, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and my opponent Senator Metzger – all of whom aggressively advocated to end cash bail for criminals.