There’s a million different stories in the city, but 10 men seem to share a very similar tale of crime and no punishment.
These 10 “worst of the worst” criminals have been busted 485 times for crimes and yet not one of them has served any real time due to New York’s controversial bail reform law.
Mayor Eric Adams — who’s been demanding that state legislators roll back the bail-reform law to crack down on repeat offenders — expressed outrage Wednesday while discussing the findings during an afternoon news conference at One Police Plaza.
“Our criminal justice system is insane,” he said, adding “It is dangerous, it is harmful and it’s destroying the fabric of our city.”
Topping the NYPD’s list of “notable” career criminals list is Harold Gooding, who’s been busted a total of 101 times, with 88 coming since bail reform was enacted.
Larceny charges account for 74 of his recent arrests, all of which took place in Manhattan, where District Attorney Alvin Bragg has come under fire for the soft-on-crime policies.
The career crook has 15 convictions, including three for felonies, and failed to appear in court at least 14 times, leading to the issuance of a “significant” number of bench warrants, according to the NYPD.
Gooding has also violated parole and probation and has two pending prosecutions for thefts from various Target stores on five separate occasions, according to a New York Post report.
“He’s hit one location 20 times. The same location, 20 times.”NYPD Chief of Crime Control Strategies Michael Lipetri said during Wednesday’s news conference, “And again, we’re talking about arrests here. We’ve arrested that individual 100 times. How many crimes do you think he really committed? Two hundred? Three hundred? A thousand?”“And guess what? He’s walking around the streets of New York City today, probably committing another crime as we speak,” Lipetri added.
Another prime example to put under the label,”Get Woke, Go Broke.”