Politico: Bail reformers take heat — Bloomberg to double ad spending — Cuomo names Medicaid panel

There are, defense attorneys say, plenty of cases to illustrate the opposite point: folks who have gone home instead of languishing in jail for want of a few hundred bucks, showed up for court, kept their jobs, and gone on with their lives. And yet, nobody with such a story has come forward to share it.

“We know that people who have open cases are always hesitant to share stories with the press for fear that notoriety or attention to their case will somehow prejudice them in their case,” said Scott Levy, chief policy counsel at the Bronx Defenders. As long as those worries keep beneficiaries of the new law from speaking out, most of the stories about the new law will focus on cases where something has gone wrong.

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