Updated: January 15, 2020 06:45 PM
Created: January 15, 2020 07:10 AM
ALBANY - There was a strong turnout Wednesday afternoon at rallies both for and against New York's controversial new justice reforms.
They held a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Building, spotlighting cases they feel prove their point.
Hear why they say the laws need to be repealed – and reaction from the other side, by watching the video of Emily Burkhard's story.
Sheila Harris' cousin, Rose Osai, died in hit-and-run Christmas Eve. The driver was initially out on #bailreform, but is in custody again. Still, Harris had some VERY emotional words about the new law.@EBurkhardWNYT 's STORY: https://t.co/HNlRSamWPa pic.twitter.com/mEZ7GiC70g— WNYT NewsChannel 13 (@WNYT) January 15, 2020
“Leave our bail reform intact, we will not accept rollbacks.” Dozens of justice reform advocates are gathered on Million Dollar Staircase to talk about why reforms should not be changed. pic.twitter.com/aOGTSTjIts— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) January 15, 2020
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