Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I-East Aurora) attended a press conference this morning alongside Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and the Assembly Republican Conference to call for the full repeal of the bail reform measures from last year.
DiPietro stands with his peers to prevent events like the hit and run on Christmas Eve, which resulted in the death of a mother of three and the release of a man last week who shot and killed his girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old daughter by sponsoring legislation (A.8855) to protect all New Yorkers.
“My heart is breaking for these families who have been so wrongfully harmed,” DiPietro said. “Their pain and loss can be placed solely at the feet of the State Democrats who flat out refuse to repeal this disastrous law. Every day that goes by, every criminal that is released is another beaten innocent, another murdered driver; we cannot allow the Democrats to destroy the law and order that protect each and every one of us. They must repeal the law now, before another drop of blood is shed or an innocent pedestrian is assaulted.”
Just days ago, Jordan Randolph was struck and killed by a three-time drunk driver with six total felony convictions on Long Island. The man has since been released from jail.
Joining lawmakers at the press conference today was Jennifer Payne, mother of Sarah Tombs who was shot and killed in April 2019 by her live-in boyfriend. The individual was released from custody last week under the new bail reform laws.
DiPietro was one of the first state lawmakers to introduce legislation that would repeal bail reform entirely (A.8855). He has also launched a statewide petition for New Yorkers to show their support. You can sign the petition here.
Assemblyman David DiPietro represents the 147th Assembly District, which covers all of Wyoming County and the southern portion of Erie County.