HuffPost Live: NYC To End Cash Bail For Low-Level Offenders

“The law is not the problem. The fact that judges routinely disregard the law and the options provided for under the law is the issue.” — Robyn Mar, Director of Early Advocacy

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to end bail for low-level offenders, allowing them to await trial under home supervision. We look at how the current bail system can be detrimental to defendants and how reforms can help.

Watch The Bronx Defenders’ Director of Early Advocacy Robyn Mar, together with Alec Karakatsanis, Co-Founder of Equal Justice Under Law, Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Director of Pretrial Justice Institute, and Robert Gangi, Founder & Director of Police Reform Organizing Project, discuss the problems associated with the bail system and the implications of the Mayor’s new plans to end bail for low-level offenders:

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