The Post’s editorial lambasting Justice Denis Boyle — recognized by bar and bench as a dedicated and knowledgeable public servant — misses the mark (“Prosectors v. . . . the Public,” Editorial, Nov. 17).
New York’s bail statute requires the judge to impose the least restrictive bail that will assure a defendant’s return to court. The statute does not permit the judge to consider whether the defendant may commit a new crime.
Justice Boyle applied the bail statute as written. Your quarrel is with the statute, not the judge. Moreover, Boyle works with youthful defendants pursuant to New York’s “Raise the Age” legislation, which is intended to give troubled youths a chance to turn their lives around.
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