"Criminal Justice Reform" Set Him Free, Then He Tried to Rape a Woman
Who knew that letting criminals out of prison could have negative consequences? Certainly not the lunatic lefties running New York into the ground faster than a submarine falling off a cliff in the name of criminal justice reform and progressive politics.
A man arrested for trying to rape a woman in a Brooklyn train station earlier this week was in jail for almost a year before the state’s new bail reform laws allowed him to go free and allegedly commit more crimes, the Daily News has learned.
By bail reform, they mean ending cash bail. And by ending cash bail, they mean putting most criminals back on the street.
Alleged repeat offender Arjun Tyler, 20, was busted late Friday on charges he beat and sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman at the 95th St. station in Bay Ridge last week, as well as for several thefts he allegedly committed in recent days.
Criminal justice reform works.
Tyler had been sitting in a holding cell on Rikers Island — unable to pay $20,000 bail on a series of crimes he allegedly committed in 2018 — until last Dec. 19. His case was reviewed under the state’s new bail reform laws and he was set free, court documents and sources with knowledge of the case said.
As soon as he stepped out of jail, cops grabbed him in connection with a robbery in Sunset Park in 2018, but the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office deferred prosecution while it sought to collect more evidence.
In the attempted rape case, authorities said Tyler, wearing a ski mask, allegedly trailed a woman into the bathroom at the 95th St. station around 10:15 a.m. last Monday. He repeatedly punched her in the face and tried to pull down her leggings, but her screams for help caught the attention of a homeless man near the token booth, authorities said.
Tyler had been arrested nearly a dozen times in Brooklyn and Manhattan before his incarceration in 2018, sources said. He was busted for forcible touching that February, they noted.
He remained free until Friday around 10 p.m., when cops caught him allegedly stealing $120 from a laundromat on 14th Ave. near New Utrecht Ave. in Bensonhurst.
The Legal Aid society confirmed that it applied for Tyler to be released under the bail reform law, as it does for all of its eligible clients.
“Bail reform has already worked to free thousands of New Yorkers, many of whom could not afford to buy their freedom, from pretrial detention back to their families, communities, and essential services," Legal Aid said in a statement.
Can he be released into the Legal Aid offices, or preferably the De Blasio home, which can then be barred shut.