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Author Topic: US Politics -- Republican Platform Midterm Election 2022  (Read 351 times)

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Re: US Politics -- Republican Platform Midterm Election 2022
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 10:05:43 AM »
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There are 12 non-detainable offenses where the new law would end cash bail. The law includes second-degree murder, arson, drug-induced homicide, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated battery, burglary, intimidation, aggravated driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, drug offenses, and threatening a public official.....The Safe-T Act would allow criminals a pre-trial release for the crimes listed above. And if prosecutors fail to show “clear and convincing evidence” that the alleged could be a threat to a specific individual.

I won't try to take the above statement out of context. Just highlighting the controversial aspect of Safe-T Act of the state of Illinois. A viable argument is to protect the alleged (innocence before guilt) from being 'jailed' prior to a hearing without recourse except cash bail. Prosecutors are allowed 48-hours to prove justification of incarceration during the 'waiting' period.

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Re: US Politics -- Republican Platform Midterm Election 2022
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 02:16:26 PM »
I confess, that the idea of locking up innocent people because they are not able to afford a bail bond concerns me.

There needs to be a degree of public safety protection and, of course, flight risk, but those are pretty well managed in the civilised world. The UK is not perfect, but most people are bailed under their own recognisance, perhaps with restrictions such as going to a police station at regular intervals or wearing an electronic tag.

Paying for freedom seems inherently discriminatory and wrong.
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