On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the defense of a city program that critics say will reward criminal behavior.
The incentive program would give accused criminals – being released from jail under the city’s new cashless bail policy – things like New York Mets tickets and gift cards for showing up to court.
Critics say the program rewards criminal behavior, but de Blasio is optimistic the plan will work.
“In a world where we want speedier trials and we want the justice system to work, if small incentives are part of what actually makes it work, then that’s a smart policy,” he said Wednesday.
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