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The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation’s just-launched “mass bail out” -- which could release from New York City jails 500 incarcerated indigent young and women defendants charged with misdemeanors and violent felonies -- is a good plan if it is implemented responsibly.
The plan dramatically highlights the bail system’s glaring inequities, as thousands sit in jail for months, unable to pay bail.
Not surprisingly, the plan has caused an immediate and strong reaction, particularly from the NYPD.
NYPD Commissioner James...