2020 Jan 5, 3:28pm
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In advance of January 1, when the new reforms officially come into effect, judges and prosecutors statewide have begun easing into the new regime by proactively letting remanded prisoners out of jail and by releasing newly arrested serious criminals on their own recognizance. For instance, on Friday, Tiffany Harris of Brooklyn slapped three Jewish women in the face, yelling anti-Semitic imprecations. She was arraigned on Saturday and released without bail; she was arrested for assaulting someone else on Sunday. On Saturday, Steven Haynes, a Brooklyn man lying on the sidewalk, attacked and pummeled a police officer who asked him to get up. Charged with a series of crimes, Haynes was released by a judge and was back on the street within a few hours. In Rockland County—where the Hanukkah machete attack occurred—Jorge Flores-Villalba, an unlicensed driver, killed a pedestrian on Christmas Eve and fled the scene. He was released without bail on Christmas Day.
A January 3 news release from ICE Enforcement and Removal informs us that Jorge Flores-Villalba is a Mexican national and an illegal alien. He was previously apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in 2008, when he attempted to enter the United States illegally, and was returned to Mexico. Flores-Villalba re-entered the country illegally at an unknown later date.Instead of picking him up at a county jail or courthouse, ICE had to track him down and arrest him as he left a private residence in Haverstraw, New York, because Jorge Flores-Villalba had been released without bail.He was set free due to bail reform in New York StateThe defendant was released without bail on the day of his arrest, because on January 1 criminal justice reforms in New York State would eliminate cash bail and pretrial detention for the vast majority of misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses.
STONY POINT, New York – On December 30, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested Jorge Flores-Villalba, 27, as he exited a residence in Haverstraw, NY. Following his release from local custody where he was charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 35-year old woman on Christmas Eve.Flores-Villalba, a Mexican national, was arrested by Stony Point Town Police Dec. 25, for fleeing from the fatal hit-and-run. He was released that same day without bail. ICE was alerted to Flores-Villalba’s arrest after his fingerprints revealed he was previously apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in 2008 when he attempted to enter the country illegally, and was subsequently returned to Mexico. Flores-Villalba re-entered the country illegally at an unknown date and time following that encounter.
Former acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] Thomas Homan fired back at leadership in Cook County, Illinois, for releasing illegal immigrants who've been accused of crimes, after ICE officials said the county denied more than 1,000 detainer requests in fiscal year 2019 alone."The violence in Chicago is unprecedented," Homan said Sunday on "Fox & Friends.""You would think elected officials would want to do everything they can to make sure criminals are not on the streets. But, if you're an illegal alien, you're getting released to the street every day to re-offend.