Deflecting Blame. Hochul is looking to divert attention away from bail reforms. In response to criticisms from both sides of the aisle that bail reforms are causing the surge in violent crime, she demurred. She instead places the onus on judges who release offenders. Baloney ! Hochul and her predecessor Cuomo are squarely to blame for the emergency. Their soft on crime policies allow repeat offenders to be returned to the streets. Mayor Eric Adams has called for a reversal of course. Hochul is heedless, fearing the liberal left which she dare not cross in an election year. Meanwhile the streets and subways are no longer safe. The blood of many innocents is on her hands and the ex Governor. Deflecting Blame. Hochul the incumbent needs to own up to the fact that her policies are the root cause !!