While Pat Ryan’s Administration Is Failing To Prosecute Criminals, Crime Is Rising Across New York

Red Hook, NY – As the Executive of Ulster County, Pat Ryan’s Administration failed to prosecute criminals, he refused to oppose the cashless bail policies advocated by the far-left, and now there are numerous reports reporting that crime is up across the entire state of New York. According to reports there has been increased gunfire in Upstate New York, while New York City has seen carjackings, robberies, and assault all increase. Additionally, crime has increased by nearly 50% on our public transportation system, which is also alarming. “Pat Ryan is soft on crime, his administration failed to prosecute 5 violent criminals, and he’s just another liberal politician who would defund the police and make our communities less safe,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. “If elected, I will stand up to President Biden and his allies in Washington who are against funding our police and enforcing the laws that keep criminals off the street and our communities safe.” BACKGROUND: Under Pat Ryan’s Administration, Five Ulster County cases were dismissed for failure to prosecute. “On the same day Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg stood with Attorney General Letitia James to announce the takedown of a major drug trafficking ring in Ulster County, charges against five other men arrested for possessing illegal drugs and guns were being dropped in Ulster County Court for the district attorney’s failure to prosecute. The cases were dismissed, according to defense attorneys representing the men, because the District Attorney’s Office failed to meet the state’s ‘speedy trial’ laws under section 30.30 of the state’s criminal procedure law. In an interview Wednesday, Clegg called the failure to indict the cases in a timely manner ‘unacceptable’ and said he had ‘no excuses.’” (Daily Freeman, 06/22/22) Not just in NYC: Upstate NY residents say bail reform fuels crime there, too. “It isn’t just the Big Apple that’s being hammered by violent crime thanks to bail reform — increased gunfire is riddling upstate cities, state figures show, with residents grieving the loss of slain loved ones and fearful to venture out on the streets after dark.” (The New York Post, 08/08/22) Major crime continues to surge in NYC, up 36% this year: new police data. “The latest NYPD figures show major crime remains up 36% so far this year … Grand larceny was up a whopping 48.3%, from 20,374 to 30,205 incidents, auto theft rose 42%, from 5,589 to 7,939, and robbery jumped 39.8%, from 7,366 to 10,294, over the same period in 2021, the data show. Rapes increased 10%, from 892 to 989, and felonious assaults were up 19.5%, from 13,086 to 15,640, the statistics show.” (New York Post, 08/08/22) Violent crime up more than 50 percent on NYC subway system. “Crime in the New York City public transit system was up nearly 57 percent in July compared to the same period a year ago.” (Fox 5 New York, 08/08/22)

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