Skip to comments.ZERO-BAIL POLICY TAKES EFFECT IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ENDING TRADITIONAL CASH SYSTEM
Posted on 10/01/2023 8:03:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
A controversial zero-bail policy is now in effect in Los Angeles County, ending the years-long standard of setting cash bail amounts for defendants commensurate with the severity of the crime they are accused of committing -- a process critics say favors the rich while doing little to protect public safety.
The new policy eliminates the existing cash bail system for all but the most serious of crimes.
It ushers in a major change in how the court system deals with people who are arrested and how long they stay in custody. The zero-bail will apply to misdemeanors and specific non-violent felonies.
"This change just applies to a tiny segment of the pretrial system," says Jeff Stein from Civil Rights Corps.
"It's just about that window between when a person is arrested and when they see a judge in LA. That can last up to five days."
Law enforcement officials and some residents are concerned about how the new policy will impact crime.
"Our communities have not been shy about telling us how nervous they are about this change," county Sheriff Robert Luna told the Board of Supervisors last week, saying crime victims who see offenders immediately released from custody are left with little confidence in the criminal justice system. He said he understands the need to respect constitutional rights of arrestees, but said zero-bail can demoralize deputies and police officers who work hard to make arrests, only to "watch the offender walk away with a citation as the victim looks on in disbelief."
But Supervisor Holly Mitchell said the zero-bail system taking effect Sunday does not mean criminals are escaping punishment for their offenses.
"It's really dangerous for us to conflate bail with accountability," Mitchell said, adding later: "Bail means I have the resources to pay my way out
Dozen cities sue to stop no cash bail in LA County
Well, I guess You know where to go on your next crime spree, right?
This should be interesting to watch.
And it’s Mexico-adjacent, if you just don’t feel like sticking around for a trial.
White liberals will get us all killed.
May they all burn in hades!
Ironic how faggot liberals get all bent when the way they vote comes back to bite them.
Let my peep holes go!
Everywhere the Left has tried this policy it has been a disaster. It may have started as an experiment, but now it’s being done to destabilize cities and protect criminals.
Golly, Holly, who is more likely to re-offend, people who have resources or people who don't? Who is more likely to skip their court dates?
LA County...The ugly gridlocked rat race. Even with millions of illegals, armies of nasty kinky sickos, criminals, violent mental cases, Communist, homeless, homos, gangs, terrorists, and millions of foreign nationals with an attitude, it still looks pretty good from about 15,000 feet.
may these satanic rats get karma from this insanity.....may it affect their lives...
What's the point of even reporting a crime?
” Ironic how faggot liberals get all bent when the way they vote comes back to bite them. “
Oh look, an idiot who thinks elections are not rigged, how cute
Good luck with that.
Seeing that beautiful face both breaks my heart and enrages it.
I guess they’re serious about reducing the population of LA
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