NY bail law fight emblematic of Democrats’ debate on crime

  • Inmates inside Albany County jail’s veteran’s pod gather for a group session with Sarah Polidore, center, executive director of field services for Moral Reconation Therapy on Nov. 27, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NEW YORK — It’s hard to find anyone on board with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to toughen the state’s bail laws, two years after they were retooled to keep people from being jailed because they are poor.