Cuomo's Replacement is Freeing Criminals to Rob New York

The best thing you can say about Governor Hochul is that, to the best of our knowledge, she hasn't killed thousands of nursing home patients. But she's certainly perpetuating New York's broken blue state politics of treating criminals like victims.

And that's keeping the robbery spree going.

At least nine Rikers Island inmates recently given a Get Out of Jail Free card by Gov. Hochul have been arrested again, The Post has learned...

the Sept. 17 order by Gov. Hochul to immediately release 191 of the jail’s inmates locked up for what she called “technical” violations of their parole from state prison.”

Hochul made the announcement before signing into law the “Less Is More Act” that will stop the state from putting ex-cons back behind bars for missing appointments with their parole officers, violating curfew or testing positive for drugs or alcohol. That measure is set to launch March 1.

Call it the Turn Over New York to Criminals Act.

It's certainly helping keep the robbery spree in New York going.

Jerrell Edwards, 34, of Harlem, was collared Sept. 18 for petty petty larceny inside a Gramercy Park thrift shop, while Jerome Farris, 41, of Manhattan, was arrested Sept. 20 for the same charge at a Duane Reade in Penn Station, police said. A day later, Brooklyn’s Babatunde Wiggins, 51, was arrested in Midtown on a drug possession charge, and Danny Soto, 27, also of Brooklyn, was nabbed Sept. 24 for allegedly shoplifting in downtown Brooklyn, cops said.

On Oct. 2, David Porath, 55, of The Bronx, tallied three arrests for criminal contempt in connection with domestic violence, police said. Donald Stanley, 57, of Queens, was charged on the same day with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, drug possession, and operating a vehicle impaired by drugs, cops said. Michael Harris, 55, of Hempstead, L.I., was arrested Oct. 3 in Manhattan for allegedly pilfering items from Food Emporium, police said. John Henderson, 58, of Brooklyn, was nabbed in that borough Oct. 5 for petty larceny at a CVS, authorities said.

The common denominator here is theft which is not surprising because stealing from stores and then reselling it on Amazon, eBay, etc is a booming criminal business. And Hochul, like Cuomo and Newsom, is happy to keep the crime wave rolling.


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