Manhattan judge says ‘the law is stupid’ upon releasing man under new criminal justice reforms

A Manhattan judge lamented “the law is stupid” in a startlingly sharp rebuke of sweeping criminal justice reforms on the horizon during bail hearings Wednesday.


Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley’s candid assessment came on a day he delivered a number of sharp comments in open court, telling one defendant who faced burglary charges he believed it went “against all common sense and wisdom” to release him.


In the case of another man, Jose Gonzalez, 35, who faced charges related to robbery and a maximum of four years in prison if convicted, the judge rolled his eyes before ordering the man’s release.


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