In mid-October, the Bronx Freedom Fund posted $2,000 bail for Luis Olivo, accused of abusing a 3-year-old boy. Last Sunday, he was arrested again — for allegedly groping an 8-year-old girl.
It’s at least the third time the nonprofit’s work went horribly wrong. Last year, it spent $1,000 to spring Lynneke Burris, who allegedly proceeded to rob and rape a Bronx teacher. In August, it bailed out Randy Santos. Two months later, he was charged for bludgeoning five other homeless men to death in the grisly Chinatown massacre.
After Olivo’s re-arrest, an ex-cop told The Post that outfits like the Freedom Fund “talk about giving criminals second chances. Well, these two children won’t get a second chance.”
The Legislature embraced that same “social justice” philosophy this year, ending cash bail for all but a handful of crimes come Jan. 1 — so that perps like Olivo, Burris and Santos won’t need the Freedom Fund: They’ll get sprung automatically, pending trial, free to offend again.