California Ends Cash Bail

30 August, 2018, 13:14 | Author: Carmen Reese
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

California will no longer have a bail system for suspects awaiting trial beginning next year, after Democratic Gov. Crime is going down too. "Since the criminal justice system operates in discriminatory ways - disproportionately harming communities of color, women, and low-income people - these algorithmic assessments can be unsafe". As the sixth largest economy in the entire world, California is proving that sustainability and economic growth can go hand-in-hand, as while emissions have fallen 13 percent from the 2004 peak, the state's economy has grown by an impressive 26 percent.

Other states have been watching California as they weigh overhauling their bail systems, said Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, who works on criminal justice issues for the American Civil Liberties Union.

There is strong reaction from people who will be impacted by California's new "Bail Reform" law.

Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, a senior strategist with the ACLU's Campaign for Smart Justice, said California's approach was not an improvement on the old system and sent a signal to advocates across the country to move ahead cautiously.

The bill will determine a defendant's risk to public safety and probability of that suspect missing a court date rather than their ability to pay bail. Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat from Van Nuys, said in a statement.

Most suspects arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will be released within 12 hours of being booked under the new law.

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The bail industry predictably opposed the bill from start to finish, as the Los Angeles Times reported that the new law is "expected to decimate the bail industry".

Nor has the crime wave many conservative critics predicted bail reform would produce actually materialized, at least so far.

California already has a long history of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction accomplishments that set it apart as not only a leading voice in the United States but as a global environmental leader with the commitment and heft to push others to step up their own game.

Her decision has caused political uproar.

Brown's signature allows the state's Judicial Council board, which creates rules and procedures across the state, the authority to reshape pretrial detention policies.

In U.S. states, defendants are released if they can arrange payment of a cash bond, which a court can hold until the legal case is concluded.

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