NY lawmakers attempt to get Gov. Cuomo to back off his bail reform bill

11.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

A bi-partisan effort has been launched over the recent prison reform measures.

Democrat Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara says a stalker that is allowed to go free poses "a danger" to the person being shadowed.

The new law, which takes effect in January, eliminates bail for crimes including burglary, terrorist threats, and possessing a weapon on school grounds among others.

Santabarbara and Republican Senator Jim Tedisco have voiced the need to allow courts the option of reviewing a person's criminal history before releasing them from jail without bail.

Reform supporters insist some of the previous offenses never should have been classified as "violent" crimes.