Crime rate already high in Chicago may surge as Gov. Pritzker makes Illinois the first state to end cash bail for suspected criminals
Illinois is the first U.S. state to end cash bail for potential criminals. House Bill 3653, aims to make sweeping changes on policing and adjudication. However, it will likely encourage more criminal activity if not recidivism.
Offenders and criminals do not need to post bail, hence they don’t go to prison. Court presence is enough until indicted or case dismissed.
Pritzker: A step in dismantling systemic racism?
Pritzker wants to help end “systemic racism.” However, the idea of “systemic” is debunked by black conservatives. Dr. Thomas Sowell said racial inequality has no meaning.
In 2019, about 96 percent of Illinois prisoners released. Seventeen percent will re-offend within a year, while 43 percent will re-offend within three years. Crimes will likely surge in Illinois. [Prison Legal News]
Law enforcement concerned
Law enforcement and others opposed the legislation of the Illinois Governor because it will jeopardize public safety. They called it an “Anti-police bill.” Out of 100 percent being the safest, Chicago is a disparaging 8 in the crime index.
Out of 100 percent being the safest, Chicago is a disparaging 8 in the crime index.
HB 3653: True safety, fairness, justice for Pritzker
The Liberal-Democrat Governor said on Monday, “This legislation marks a substantial step toward dismantling the systemic racism that plagues our communities, our state, and our nation and brings us closer to true safety, true fairness, and true justice.”