New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the Big Apple’s criminal justice system “insane” this week, saying some criminals with “95 arrests” walk the streets without fear of police or incarceration.
“They say the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly, but expect different results,” Adams told reporters. “Our criminal justice system is insane. It is dangerous, it’s harmful, and it’s destroying the fabric of our city.”
The Department released a “worst of the worst” list Friday.
From Fox News:
“Recidivist #1,” who boasts 101 arrests, has been convicted 15 times, including three for felonies, police said. Two of those convictions were allegedly for violent felonies.
They failed to appear in court “at least 14 times,” police said.
“Recidivist #1 was arrested for petty and grand larceny 74 times, all in Manhattan, the department said.
The person with the second-highest number of arrests – “Recidivist #2” – boasts 96 arrests, including 67 since bail reform was enacted in 2020, police said.
They have been convicted a staggering 44 times, garnering the nickname of “predicate felon” from the police department. They have failed to show up for their court appearances 26 times, police said.
The No. 3 offender considered has been busted 58 times – all but three were after bail reform was enacted in 2020, police said.