(Republicaninformer.com)- During a Saturday appearance on MSNBC, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was questioned about the state’s crime issues.
Ascending from the lieutenant governor after Andrew Cuomo’s retirement in August 2021 because of claims of sexual harassment brought against him by many women, Hochul became the 57th governor of the state.
Hochul was questioned about these difficulties in New York City by anchor Stephanie Ruhle during her appearance on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour.
Ruhle responded to Hochul’s claim that she had spent more money on public safety than any other governor by stating that New Yorkers do not feel safe. When she goes into her drugstore, everything is locked down due to shoplifters.
Ruhle remarked that despite attempts by municipal and state authorities to address issues like subway safety, city residents do not feel protected. She especially cited concerns that New York City would resemble San Francisco.
According to reports, violence and property crime rates had increased in August and September of this year compared to the same period last year. The West Coast city has become a focal point for complaints about crime in cities.
Hochul responded by listing several of New York City’s encouraging decreased crime trends. She claimed Homicides and gunshots have significantly reduced from last year’s levels.
But according to research, a resounding majority of New Yorkers believe the no-cash bail system is to blame for a rise in crime and needs to be changed.
According to the Siena College poll, only 30% of Empire State voters think the 2019 bail reform was a good idea, while 56% believe it was harmful to New York. Compared to the 24% of voters who disagree, 64% think the law increased crime.
Since there has been an increase in violent crimes on the streets and the metro, public opinion has shifted against the no-cash bail rule.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has asked for a stricter bail law that considers an accuser’s risky or criminal history.