SB 10 Bail Reform: No Justice For Victims or Poor Communities

SB 10 Bail Reform provides zero justice for victims and no consideration for the Poor. It caters to criminals. SB 10 is catch and release of arrested suspects, without jail or bail being required. Why? California already has a penal code in place that gives judges the authority to release people who cannot afford bail or they deem are not a threat to society.

Bail Reform advocates (D)Senator Hertzberg or (D)Assemblyman Bonta state that 62% of people are in Jail simply because they cannot afford bail. There are a plethora of other reasons included in that 62% such as failure to appear, priors, lying to an officer, etc. If SB 10 passes they plan on releasing hundreds of thousands of suspects currently awaiting trial. Where will they go? Not to (D)Senator Hertzberg or (D)Assemblyman Bonta’s Neighborhoods. They will flood poor communities. Further deteriorating the fragile justice system they have in place, victimizing the poor, and undermining the Police.(Suspects in NM Laugh at judges forced to release them Bail Reform)

Who benefits? Bail reform protects the bottom line of organized crime, human traffickers and gangs that take advantage of the most vulnerable. Bail reform applies to heroin, meth and cracks dealers as well as users. Car-jackers, Home burglary suspects, pedophiles, child pornographers, Rapist’s that drug their victims, domestic abuse, child abuse, property damage, theft and more. If SB 10 passes these, criminals will be released under the premise that they are too poor to afford bail. These people are not poor. They are well funded by their crimes. The advocates of this bill would have us believe that poor people commit these crimes. Poor people don’t commit crimes. Criminals commit crimes. Poverty is not a crime-stealing, abusing and molesting are crimes, and low-income families are equally victimized by these criminals.

Politicians who support SB 10 are experiencing backlash from the poor communities they claim to be helping. Minority leaders want assemblymen to understand the ramifications SB 10 will have when criminals are released back to neighborhoods that already struggle with crime and gangs, yet they are struggling to have their voice heard.  Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson  Who appeared before the public safety committee stated “The chair of the Public Safety Committee cut off my microphone when I bluntly talked about the damage that SB 10 would do to our black working families. Bill sponsors fail to respect the plight of innocent people living in tough areas.  This misguided and simplistic measure only perpetuates hopelessness and the deterioration of minority neighborhoods in urban California.”  “Missing from Hertzberg and Bonta’s speeches were the voices of the rape victims, the burglarized, the bullied and the intimidated.” Poor communities are the epicenter of crime. Minority leaders and Crime Victims United fear retaliation will become a stark reality, as victims who report crimes will see their assailant back on the street within hours of being arrested.    

Bail Reform in NJ is getting negative results. Christian Rodgers was shot and killed by Jules Black who was released with no bail or recourse early into bail reform being active. Other cases of shootings, car jackings and theft have also been reported about recently release suspects under bail reform.

Bail is not set by a bondsman. It is set by Judges and the state. Bail bondsman is the gateway for people to have an opportunity to get out of Jail for 7-8% of the total bail and make payments spread out sometimes 2 years.  Lipstick Bail Bonds In Santa Ana gives Guidance and support as well as ensuring arrested people show up for their court date. SB 10 threatens to eliminate the bail industry or more likely become the governments’ form of bail. 

Assailants will pay for court fines and on occasion GPS bracelets. These fees will likely exceed the cost of using a bail bondsman. Tax payers and victims will fund attorneys for suspects,  pay for a new pre-trial defense system,  cover all court cost’s, warrants and fugitive recovery cost.  Currently, the bail industry incurs the cost that SB 10 will burden tax payers with. Earlier this year Assembly Appropriations Committee concluded  Bail Reform will cost CA. hundreds of millions. Newer estimates for bail reform exceed a billion dollars.

Ca. Has already passed several propositions that weaken the justice system and put citizens and law enforcement in harm’s way.  

AB 109 Realignment – remains the subject of significant controversy, February 20, 2017, Whittier Police officer Keith Boyer was shot by a benefactor of 109

Prop 47 reduced drug possession and property damage to a misdemeanor. This followed by making SF  the #1 city in the U.S. with the highest property crime rate. San Diego, Orange County, and LA followed by experiencing major increases in drug possession and property damage as there is no recourse

Prop 57 releases violent criminals and undermines victims’ rights

Why ad SB 10?

SB 10 emboldens criminals more. Provides zero justice victims. No accountability for suspects to be in court or reason for law enforcement to bring them in. It puts all citizens and law enforcement at risk.  Tax payers and victims pay for criminals rights.

Unfortunately, the people that will suffer the most are the ones politicians are claiming to help. The Poor. 

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