State lawmaker urges NYers to have patience with new bail reform

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A top state lawmaker is urging New Yorkers to have patience with the new bail reform law.

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat, says he wants to let the reforms play out without changes.

The newly implemented law eliminates cash bail for low-level cases and non-violent felonies.

Heastie's remarks come as his Republican colleagues say the law has jeopardized public safety.

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