NYC Mayor Eric Adams reveals just TEN criminals make up nearly FIVE HUNDRED arrests since bail reform and SIX are still roaming the streets (but he won’t tell you who they are)
- Eric Adams held a press conference today to slam bail reforms that are putting more criminals on the street
- The reforms were ushered in in 2020 and ban cash bail in most misdemeanors
- It has created a revolving door of justice, where thugs commit crime in the morning and are released by police in the afternoon
- Adams and members of the NYPD revealed today that 10 criminals have been arrested 500 times between them since the laws were brought in
- Among them is a man who has been arrested 101 times in total for petty crimes like theft – he has hit the same store 20 times, but remains free
- Another is a burglar who has been arrested 57 times since 2020
- Adams is calling on the state legislature to change the laws to make them tighter
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today revealed that just ten individual criminals made up for 500 of the arrests in the city over the last two years, and at least six of them are still walking the streets.
The announcement by Adams came with a rally call to judges and the legislature to do-away with laxed bail reforms that are putting more violent criminals back on the street.
Adams was joined at a press conference by NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and frustrated NYPD chiefs.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday at a press conference where he revealed
NYC’S 10 WORST REPEAT OFFENDERS INCLUDING A CHRONIC THIEF WITH 101 ARRESTS
CRIMINAL #1 – Thief with 101 arrests on his record
- Arrested 101 times total
- 74 arrests for theft in Manhattan
- 15 convictions
- 14 failure to appear
- Open case for stealing from Target
CRIMINAL #2 – 67 arrests in the last two years
- 96 arrests total
- 44 convictions
- 26 failures to appear
CRIMINAL #3 – 18 open cases
- 58 arrests total (55 since 2020)
- 18 open cases for theft and burglary
CRIMINAL #4 – 22 convictions
- 62 arrests total
- 59 arrests since bail reform
- 47 theft charges in Manhattan
- Eight open cases
CRIMINAL #5 – Arrested 23 times this year
- Serial burglar with 23 arrests, all in 2022
- 12 in Manhattan
CRIMINAL #6 – 71 arrests for burglary and misdemeanors but is OUT
- 71 total arrests
- 57 arrests since bail reform
- 1 felony, 1 misdemeanor
- Out on parole for burglary charge
CRIMINAL #7 – 33 arrests since 2020
- 17 arrests for burglary since 2020 in Brooklyn
- Five convictions
- Six open cases
- Still free on the streets
CRIMINAL #8 – 87 career arrests
- 25 arrests since bail reform
- 20 convictions for burglary and robbery
- Out pending sentencing
CRIMINAL #9 – 48 arrests with TEN open warrants
- Arrested 39 times since bail reform
- 17 grand larceny charges
- Four convictions
- Open cases for stealing from Sally’s and L’Occitane
CRIMINAL #10 – 39 arrests in two years including assaulting a police officer
- 13 arrests for Grand Larceny
- 19 convictions
- Three pending Grand Larceny Auto arrests
- Still free
Crime in NYC continues to soar as more repeat offenders are let out on now-or-low-cash bonds
At his press conference, Adams, a former cop, fumed: ‘You have to work really hard to get to Rykers right now. To get there, you did something that is really bad.’
He allowed some of the cops to give details on some of the ten offenders – but refused to share their names or mugshots with the press, claiming he had to ‘follow the rules’.
Among them was a criminal referred to as ‘recidivist number one’ who has been arrested 101 times in his life, mostly for petite larceny.
‘We’ve arrested him 101 times, but how many crimes do you think he really committed? 200? 300? 1,000?’ Chief of Crime Control Strategies Michael Lipetri said.
‘This individual I’m talking about, he has 14 failures to appear. He’s walking around the streets today probably committing another crime as we speak,’ he added.
Another of them is a burglar who has been arrested 57 times since 2020, and another has assaulted a police officer and failed to show up to court but remains on the streets.
‘He is a crime wave and guess what? He is walking around the streets of New York City, probably out there committing another crime.’
Despite the fact that some of the men have open crime warrants out against them, Adams would not name them at the press conference.
He said he was bound by ‘the rules of counsel’ and that he couldn’t share the men’s identity.
NYC REPEAT OFFENDERS LET OUT ON NO-OR-LOW CASH BAIL WHILE BODEGA WORKER WITH A CLEAN RECORD SITS IN RIKERS
Subway shooter who killed Goldman Sachs worker on his way to brunch weeks after being granted bail over car theft
Andrew Abdullah shot and killed Daniel Enriquez in an unexplained attack on May 19th
Andrew Abdullah shot and killed Daniel Enriquez in an unexplained attack on the subway on May 19th.
Weeks earlier, a judge let Abdullah out on no bond, despite him having tried to steal a car.
Prosecutors asked the judge to keep him behind bars on a $15,000 bond but the judge – Leigh Cheng – denied their request, and let him out.
He went on to kill Enriquez on a Manhattan-bound Q train, then handed himself in days later after a fruitless effort by the NYPD.
Criminal who smeared feces on woman’s face was out on bail after attacking someone in a store
Frank Abrokwa smeared feces on a woman’s face weeks after being bailed out after punching someone on a subway platform
Just one week before the horrifying subway attack, Frank Abrokwa had been arrested for allegedly threatening a hardware store employee with a screwdriver but had been released without bail.
The 37-year-old was also arrested on January 7, for allegedly punching a 30-year-old man on a subway platform at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and on February 5, for hitting a 53-year-old man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
But each time, thanks to New York’s lax new bail reform laws, the career criminal did not have to post bail and was released.
A few days after threatening the store employee during a robbery, Abrokwa allegedly lunged at the woman at the East 241st Street subway station on February 21, smearing feces on her face
Homeless Christmas tree arsonist with 20-year rap sheet
Craig Tamanaha, 49, leaves Manhattan Criminal court flipping the cameras after a hearing for the incident where he burned down a Christmas Tree in front of Fox Studios in December of 2021
Last year, Craig Tamanaha set fire to the Christmas tree outside FOX News. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Tamanaha had a long rap sheet and at the time, had been bailed weeks earlier for
Weeks before the incident, Tamanaha allegedly flashed outside Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial court and according to a criminal complaint from December.
The 49-year-old has a lengthy criminal record spanning at least 20 years and two states, and he was arrested last month for exposing himself outside the Ghislaine Maxwell trial in the city.
In 2002, the then-30-year-old Tamanaha was picked up in Abilene, Texas, on a public intoxication charge.
Between 2017-2018, he was arrested on three separate occasions and charged with public intoxication, burglary and resisting arrest.
Queens man with history of attacking kids flipped toddler’s stroller
Christopher Elder, 31, (pictured)
Christopher Elder, 31, was charged with flipping over a three-year-old girl’s stroller in March.
The little girl was being walked in her stroller by her grandmother in the Bronx.
She was left with injuries on her face and body and had to be treated in the hospital.
It wasn’t the first time he hurt a child.
On December 11 the 31-year-old was charged for throwing a nine-year-old girl on the ground in the same Queens neighborhood, the Post reported.
‘He took away the confidence I had as a woman and a single mother with two kids to go out there. Now I don’t feel comfortable walking alone, like I used to with my kids. I’m constantly watching my back,’ the mom of that alleged December assault told NBC New York.
She said she was also hit by Elder when she instinctively shielded her daughter from an attack from the 31-year-old.