Adding to the list of things that could only happen in New York, an axe-wielding maniac who was caught going on a rampage in a video was released on bail- posing a huge threat on citizens in the mix.
Michael Palacios, an African-American man, used a hatchet to wreck two tables, smash a glass partition and terrorize customers inside a restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul questioned why the hatchet-wielding maniac was hit with charges that were so light, that they allowed him to be automatically released without bail. She then hypocritically blasted woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, saying the charges his office brought against the “ax man” were too lenient.
This seems rather ironic due to the fact that her radical leftist policies are the reason the insane no-cash bail laws still exist. On the other hand, Hochul has repeatedly refused to terminate Bragg, even though she is the only one who holds the power to do so. In addition, she’s done virtually nothing to reform the current bail laws in New York State, which are a complete disaster.
Speaking about the same incident outside the restaurant at which Palacios was recorded, Hochul’s Republican opponent Lee Zeldin said: “I believe that the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, should be fired. Kathy Hochul says, ‘He just got there, cut him some slack. He’s doing his job.’ Let’s debate it.”
Zeldin repeated his call to reform “cashless bail,” saying, “You could see the fear in the eyes of other people who are here at this McDonald’s just a few days ago. The individual who ends up arrested is instantly released back out on the street because the crimes he was charged with are not eligible.”
He added, “Right now there should be a special session in Albany. They could do this tomorrow. This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue.”