New York City Mayor Eric Adams revealed his huge disappointment in his city’s crime problems and especially their liberal DAs. He blasted their version of the criminal justice system as “insane” before revealing that a mere 10 career criminals have been arrested nearly 500 times thanks to their bail reform rules.
According to the New York Post:
A small group of just 10 career criminals was allowed to run amok across the Big Apple and rack up nearly 500 arrests after New York enacted its controversial bail reform law — and most of them are still out on the streets, The Post has learned.
Stunning statistics compiled by the NYPD, and obtained first by The Post, show that the city’s alleged “worst of the worst” repeat offenders have been busted a total of 485 times since bail reform went into effect in 2020.
Two of the unidentified defendants are actually accused of embarking on lives of crime in the wake of bail reform, with one busted 33 times since 2020 and the other busted 22 times, all this year, the data shows.
Mayor Eric Adams — who’s been demanding that state legislators roll back the bail-reform law to crack down on repeat offenders — expressed outrage Wednesday while discussing the findings during an afternoon news conference at One Police Plaza.
“Our criminal justice system is insane,” he said.
“It is dangerous, it is harmful and it’s destroying the fabric of our city.”
Adams added: “Time and time again, our police officers make an arrest, and then the person who is arrested for assault, felonious assaults, robberies and gun possessions, they’re finding themselves back on the street within days– if not hours — after the arrest.”
Here is a clip from Mayor Adam’s speech:
The NYPD’s list of “notable” career criminals is topped by an unnamed “Recidivist No. 1” who’s been busted a total of 101 times, with 88 coming since bail reform was enacted.
Larceny charges account for 74 of the recent arrests, all of which took place in Manhattan, where District Attorney Alvin Bragg has come under fire for the soft-on-crime policies he imposed after taking office on Jan. 1.
The career crook has 15 convictions, including three for felonies, and failed to appear in court at least 14 times, leading to the issuance of a “significant” number of bench warrants, according to the NYPD.
“Recidivist No. 1” has also violated parole and probation and has two pending prosecutions for thefts from various Target stores on five separate occasions.
“He’s considered a chronic petty larceny, grand larceny recidivist,” NYPD Chief of Crime Control Strategies Michael Lipetri said during Wednesday’s news conference.
“He’s hit one location 20 times. The same location, 20 times.”Lipetri added, “And again, we’re talking about arrests here. We’ve arrested that individual 100 times. How many crimes do you think he really committed? Two hundred? Three hundred? A thousand?”“And guess what? He’s walking around the streets of New York City today, probably committing another crime as we speak,” Lipetri said.
Others on the list include a felon whose rap sheet includes convictions for an attempted drug sale and 41 unspecified misdemeanors.
Out of 67 arrests since bail reform began, 49 involve thefts in Manhattan.
Mayor Eric Adams has received a significant amount of scrutiny as crime continues to rise under his watch. After this speech, however, you have to wonder if his hands are tied because of these Soros-backed judges and DA’s who release every criminal they catch, anyways. Do you think the career-cop-turned politician can still make a difference and save the once-great city?