The Riverdale Press: Amid protests, budget cuts, crime rises in 5-0

“But that’s an unfair claim, said Eli Northrup, criminal defense policy counsel at the Bronx Defenders, a public defender nonprofit.

“If anything, bail reform in the last month has been rolled back,” Northrup said. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that bail reform has anything to do with this. If you look, crime is actually down from their own data overall.”

Violent gun crimes are still eligible for bail, Northrup said, and the link between an increase in violence over the weekend and bail reform was tenuous at best.

Some of the most common crimes in the northwest Bronx are not eligible for bail, as they’re considered non-violent.”

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