Thief Proudly Proclaims “Bail Reform, It’s Lit”

Thief Proudly Proclaims “Bail Reform, It’s Lit”


New York Subways

Cristal M Clark 

Normally people love hearing when criminals just don’t learn the 1st, 2nd or 139th time and keep getting busted, in this case however, the criminal learned that bail reform is pretty lit. 


If you read that first line, this guy has been busted at least 139 times for theft on New York’s Subways. Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested 6 times since the start of this year and he’s also been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. 

Because of that, Charles yelled to reporters Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking, “Bail reform, it’s lit!”“It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money! You can’t stop me!”

It’s a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing. They punk’ed people out for bullshit crimes.”

In all Charles has been arrested 139 times over his entire career as a subway thief. 

Charles was held in custody for 36 hours until his arraignment hearing in the Manhattan Criminal Court. He was then promptly released before trial without paying bail. 


Charles also had two warrants out for his arrest for missing court dates related to past alleged subway theft, including one instance in January when he allegedly snatched a $50 bill out of a woman’s hand while she was trying to buy a Metro card at a Bryant Park station machine.

Isn’t it fantastic to see bail reform working?

Cristal M Clark

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