Because in New York City non-violent offenders and the like cannot actually be held in jail. 29-year-old Jordan Burnette has been ordered released by a second judge after the first one tried to ignore prosecutors and hold him on $20,000 bail.
Given the number of attacks, we probably would have asked for substantial bail before January of 2020,” Assistant District Attorney Theresa Gottlieb told Judge Louis Nock earlier Sunday according to NBC.
“The legislature did not include hate crimes in its revision of bail reform and, under the law as it exists today, this is not eligible,” she added. “We will not violate the law.”