A career criminal is thanking New York Democrats for their passage of a bail reform law that has set him free the day after his 139th arrest.
Charles Barry, 56-years-old, was freed from jail after his arraignment in New York City this weekend in accordance with a state bail reform law that almost immediately sets free from jail suspects arrested for a host of crimes, including second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, third-degree assault, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, criminally negligent homicide, or aggravated vehicular homicide.
Since New York Democrats passed the bail reform law and the policy was signed by Gov.
Andrew Cuomo (D), Barry has been arrested in New York City six times — each time getting freed without ever having to post bail.
The bail reform law allows accused criminals to inspect their own crime scenes with their attorneys and mandates that the prosecution hand over all the names of witnesses set to testify against a defendant within two weeks of their arrest.