Posted on June 3, 2020

Hundreds of ‘Looters’ to Be Cut Loose Without Bail

Ben Feuerherd, New York Post, June 2, 2020

More than 400 people were awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Tuesday afternoon for allegedly looting stores Monday night — and most will likely be cut loose without bail because of the state law passed earlier this year. {snip}

By 4 p.m., a majority of the 400 people arrested were awaiting arraignment and most will be hit with a felony burglary charge for which bail cannot be set, meaning they will be released. {snip}


“But when it comes to a burglary, which is a commercial store, which is looting, they’re back out,” he said.


In the chaos, looters ransacked dozens of stores in Midtown Manhattan, including Macy’s flagship shop at Herald Square.