The Forward reports on NYJA’s letter to Gov. Cuomo with 100 other Jewish organizations and leaders urging him not to undo the state’s bail reform law.
More than 100 New York Jewish organizations and leaders, including dozens of rabbis, signed a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him not to undo the state’s bail reform law.
“To undo these measures now, returning us to jailing hundreds or thousands of presumptively innocent New Yorkers who have not been convicted or had a trial under a racially discriminatory system, upends the principle of innocence before proven guilty, and creates disparity before the law,” the letter says. “It also represents a dangerous rush to judgement for a law that has only been in effect less than three months…”