Charles Barry was arrested in Manhattan on Thursday of last week for stealing cash from people on the subway. Thanks to the new bail law in New York that does not require you to post bail for non-violent criminals. The new law went into effect on January 1st and Barry has been arrested six times since then. He then mocked the cops saying that he steals 200 to 300 a day and “You can’t stop me.”
That means there are at least five needless victims because New York frees these thugs wholesale. Crime in New York City has been climbing steadily in the first month and a half of the year. How many crimes would have been avoided had these criminals have to post bail. Barry might have posted bail once, but could he post bail six times? Not likely.
“Bail reform, it’s lit! It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”
“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me!”
Barry — who has served six stints in state prison and has been arrested six times since Jan. 1 of this year — was thanking Democrats because their efforts to pass bail reform last year meant that Barry would be released from jail without posting bail because the charges against him are nonviolent.
More from the Daily News:
Since the bail law took effect, Barry has been freed three times on supervised release, which did not require him to post bail. He was convicted of a minor charge of bending a MetroCard in a way that would let him on the subway for free, and sentenced to time served.
Police officials said that under the state’s former bail laws, Barry would more likely have been held on bail, thereby increasing the number of days he spent in custody.