New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio personally intervened in the prosecution of an accused anti-Semitic attacker because her repeated assaults against Jewish people were creating a PR nightmare for him, according to the New York Post.
Tiffany Harris, 30, had repeatedly been released from custody after being arrested for multiple anti-Semitic attacks last month, including an incident where she allegedly slapped three Orthodox Jewish women and shouted “F-U, Jews!”
City Hall contacted the state Office of Court Administration about Harris, forcing a judge to hold an unscheduled hearing on New Year’s Eve.
Court transcripts show that Harris’ attorney, Lisa Schreibersdorf, complained to the judge that press coverage of Harris’ case had led the Mayor’s office to intervene, saying “that was not the press they wanted.”
Schreibersdorf said to the judge, “The mayor of the executive branch of the government got involved because of a press case.”
“We’re on the cusp of reform taking place in a few hours from now, and that was not the press they wanted, so what they did was they tried to find a way to intervene in the court process in a different branch of government, getting everybody involved in trying to address this,” she said according to transcripts obtained by the Post.
De Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said yesterday, “It is our job to help ensure supervised release works as it should.”
“In that vein, we spoke with the Office of Court Administration after Ms. Harris’ assessment was left incomplete to determine next steps and discuss how to handle situations like this in the future.”
New York’s new bail reform law went into effect on January 1 and eliminates cash bail for all misdemeanors.
As Bongino.com recently reported, it also allows accused criminals to inspect their own crime scenes and swiftly obtain access to witness names and allow “non-violent” alleged criminals to be released back into the public while they wait for their trials.
As Breitbart points out, the “non-violent” offenders include those accused of “include second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, criminally negligent homicide, and aggravated vehicular homicide.”
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