Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Brooklyn Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
STAND UP with Community Members and Public Defenders!
Say NO to racist rollbacks to bail reform
Join UAW 2325 (Legal Aid Attorneys), 1199 SEIU and VOCAL-NY
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE SENATE MAJORITY PROPOSAL TO ROLLBACK BAIL REFORM
* On January 1, 2020 groundbreaking bail reform legislation came into effect after years of unjust and racist bail decisions that led to pretrial detention of innocent people, coerced guilty pleas, and contributed to mass incarceration.
* Less than two months after the implementation of the reforms, the Senate Majority plans to change the bail laws in reaction to a negative and false PR campaign led by pro-carceral prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.
* But the new proposal replaces money bail with an even more harmful tool that allows judges to detain people indefinitely.
* The proposed rollbacks will dramatically expand the number of people who are jailed before trial, and will result in further mass incarceration, especially for people of color.
DON’T LET THE SENATE GIVE IN TO FEAR-MONGERING.
CALL YOUR STATE SENATOR NOW AND SAY NO TO THE SENATE BAIL ROLLBACK PROPOSAL.
Find your NY Senator at https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator