Councilman Gennaro criticizes Governor Hochul for not addressing public safety failures


New York City Councilman James Gennaro was highly critical of Governor Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature in Albany for failing to address his public safety concerns during Thursday’s special session.

Gennaro had previously called for the state to consider allowing judges to be allowed to remand defendants based on the potential threat they pose to the public.

While Gennaro was pleased that the special session was working to address the Supreme Court’s recent decision on concealed carry in the state, he was disappointed that they didn’t look into setting up a “dangerousness standard” for criminals released and committing repeat violent crimes while awaiting trial. According to Gennaro, New York is the only state in the country that does not have a dangerousness standard.

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