Gang member released without bail in New York City commits three more shootings

With shootings in New York City in July up 177% over what they were a year ago, stories such as this one on the bail system in New York as well as moves to defund the police help explain the increase. In a previous era, a felon in possession of gun would have required bail, but not these days.

An alleged gang member in New York City was involved in three drive-by shootings just weeks after he was released without bail following an attempted murder arrest, according to reports. . . .

“The defendant’s violent spree over the last year has left at least seven individuals with gunshot wounds,” federal prosecutors wrote in July 29 court papers. “The defendant is extraordinarily violent by any measure and he has shown total disregard for the lives of others.”

Court papers show Sutton was previously convicted on March 9, 2015, for assault with intent to cause bodily injury. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Sutton was arrested by federal law enforcement on July 29 and charged for possessing a weapon despite being a felon, according to multiple reports. He is being held at a federal jail in Brooklyn New York and faces up to a decade behind bars.

Stephanie Pagones, “NYC gang member involved in 3 drive-by shootings after being released without bail in May: report,” Fox News, August 5, 2020.

The post Gang member released without bail in New York City commits three more shootings appeared first on Crime Prevention Research Center.

Visit the USSA News store! Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: johnrlott
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://crimeresearch.org and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.
USSANews.com