Here we go again. Another day, another story of the disastrous “bail reform” law that went into effect on the first of the year in New York. As you may recall, this new law is intended to be more “fair” to criminal suspects and eliminate racism directed at minorities. It allows people arrested on a wide variety of charges to be immediately released without having to post bail while they await trial. What could possibly go wrong, amirite?
Enter Gerod Woodberry, a 42-year-old Big Apple resident with a significant rap sheet. Starting on December 30th, Mr. Woodberry decided to ring in the new year with a bit of “undocumented withdrawal” at a series of local banks and credit unions. He managed to take down four banks in just over a week. Last Thursday he was finally identified and arrested. Of course, under the new bail reform law, they had to let him go immediately. I’m sure you’ve already figured out what happened next. (NY Post)
A serial robber who allegedly knocked over four banks in less than two weeks was released without bail on grand larceny charges Thursday — and is now suspected of robbing a fifth bank on Friday, law-enforcement sources told The Post…
The suspect, 42-year-old Gerod Woodberry, went on the mini bank-robbing spree starting on Dec. 30, when he slipped a teller a robbery note at a Midtown bank and escaped with more than $1,000, the sources said.
He struck again in Harlem on Jan. 3, again handing a teller a robbery note, but didn’t get any cash in that caper.