NYC releases list of 10 'worst of the worst' repeat offenders
The #1 offender on the list has been arrested 101 times – and 88 of those arrests occurred after the city’s 2020 bail reform law
By Sarah Calams
NEW YORK — A list of New York City’s 10 “worst of the worst” recidivists has been released – putting the spotlight back on bail reform policies in the Big Apple.
The #1 offender on the list, according to FOX News, has been arrested 101 times. Out of those 101 times, 88 of those arrests occurred after the city put new bail policies in place in 2020, NYPD officials said. Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Adams slammed the city’s bail reform laws, calling them “insane” and “dangerous.”
“They say the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly, but expect different results,” Adams said. “Our criminal justice system is insane. It’s dangerous. It’s harmful. And it’s destroying the fabric of our city.”
In statistics released by the New York State Unified Court System, 23% of accused criminal offenders were rearrested from January 2020 to June 2021 on felony charges. To add to that, 41% were rearrested on criminal charges in the same period.
View the report below.