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Editorial: If you’re worried about ending cash bail,
you’re fearmongering, Pritzker says

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Posted By: AltaD, 2/23/2021 8:32:26 AM

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Monday a bill that will eliminate cash bail in Illinois, allow for anonymous complaints against police officers in disciplinary hearings and overhaul law enforcement protocols to be more hands off when apprehending suspects.(Snip)The bill was sprung into the public spotlight only weeks ago and now it’s the law. For that rush job and to those concerned about the bill’s impact on public safety, Pritzker offered only chastisement when he signed it Monday. Opponents don’t want any change, he said, “don’t believe there is injustice in the system” and are liars and fearmongers who prefer the status quo.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Skinnydip 2/23/2021 8:44:13 AM (No. 705503)
Why should the cops risk their lives to arrest anyone only to have them automatically released? Hmmm... Does Vegas have betting odds on Chicago's crime rate skyrocketing?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver 2/23/2021 8:55:22 AM (No. 705510)
It sounds perfectly logical for a city that is awash in crime to reduce the police to school monitor status. Crime should disappear according to Liberal logic and pigs can fly also.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: AltaD 2/23/2021 9:05:44 AM (No. 705519)
Chicago no longer has any safe neighborhoods, some are just more deadly than others. With this new state law, the same will be true for all of Illinois. That's not fearmongering, it's the truth.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/23/2021 9:10:20 AM (No. 705526)
The obvious takeaway here is Prickster lies and fearmongers so, as such, not news.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: smokincol 2/23/2021 9:12:47 AM (No. 705528)
what the heck ever happened to Illinois? it seems to be the most corrupt state in all of the 50. are the people in Illinois unaware of the madness that is going on there? and how much can they take without in some way or another, speaking out or taking some king of action against these political demons? maybe it's the Dominion voting system? or maybe they just have some very, very bad people in public office ie: the Daley family for example.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/23/2021 9:17:06 AM (No. 705532)
So the Democrats' idea of "criminal reform" is to let criminals pretty much get away with whatever they want to do and have the cops and law-abiding citizens just shut up and take it or be called racists? Really? Who voted for these geniuses? And why is everyone smiling as this bill is signed? This is going to be like the Wild West, except they're going to be jailing all the good guys this time.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Right Time 2/23/2021 9:24:33 AM (No. 705541)
I can foresee a lot of criminals meeting their end "while trying to escape" on their way to lockup, and out of the sight of 3rd Party cellphone cameras. Call it street justice
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LadyHen 2/23/2021 9:32:27 AM (No. 705550)
Fta: "The new law allows for the release of anyone arrested and charged with a criminal offense, including those charged with felonies, while they await the conclusion of their cases — no detention at all. If judges determine an accused defendant is a flight or public safety risk who must remain behind bars, the bill requires judges to justify their decisions with “a written finding as to why less restrictive conditions” could not be offered. And each time the detained defendant has a court date, the judge must make justifications." Just let that sink in. So do we in other states with real criminals justice systems get to sue Illinois for releasing violent accused criminals back onto the streets while awaiting trial when they flee jurisdiction, come to our state, and commit violent crimes after being set loose by Illinois? Just curious.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 2/23/2021 9:37:40 AM (No. 705557)
If I were an Illinois police officer they wouldn't have to worry about me arresting anyone. I would drive my city owned car get my free coffee and donuts from the 7-11 and find a nice place to hide until my shift was over.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 2/23/2021 9:45:29 AM (No. 705567)
Crime WILL run rampant. You can guarantee that. How many of these thugs will go back and either kill or intimidate the witnesses in their cases, too? That will let more of the violent criminals stay out of prison. People better be grasping that they are more and more on their own as far as personal security. If your state permits you to be legally armed, think hard about not doing it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: downnout 2/23/2021 9:54:16 AM (No. 705587)
I thought we had a right to confront our accuser.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bamboozle 2/23/2021 10:10:22 AM (No. 705614)
Coming real soon to a Democrat state near you.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/23/2021 10:18:40 AM (No. 705622)
The more the States and Cities enact these laws, the more the importance of the 2nd Amendment comes into play. Remember Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels? They were formed as a direct result of citizens not being properly protected by police. Are we going to have to form vigilante squads to protect our families and homes?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/23/2021 10:25:23 AM (No. 705628)
#13, the answer is "Yes, we are going to have to form vigilante groups and militias." It is what humans have done throughout history when their government refused to protect them (as the Democrats are openly doing everywhere now). Street justice will ultimately prevail.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger 2/23/2021 11:06:54 AM (No. 705682)
Here's an idea for you. For the poor down trodden to have a reason to show up for court and still get out on bail like their more wealthy neighbors, let's let them out without cash bail but if they fail to appear take their welfare away. Problem solved.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/23/2021 12:44:10 PM (No. 705774)
Amazing to me how these idiots just want to double down. Then complain bitterly when citizens defend themselves from that sewage that democrats released back into society.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Omen55 2/23/2021 12:54:55 PM (No. 705788)
Well real cops will take early retirement & go to Red States for careers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Vaquero45 2/23/2021 1:21:28 PM (No. 705814)
I was born and raided in Illinois. I left as soon as I could, over forty years ago. I'll never go back. It's been ruined by Democrats.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Vaquero45 2/23/2021 1:22:23 PM (No. 705815)
Oops - I meant "raised".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Philipsonh 2/23/2021 4:05:09 PM (No. 705944)
It works just dandy in NYS. Recently a mugger wiped out an elderly woman in NYC, was 'arrested', and was back out on the street in a few hours, THAT is New York State style justice. All I hope is that the victims are relatives of the politicians as often as possible, because the politicians are, bottom line, insane.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Historybuff 2/23/2021 5:19:00 PM (No. 706031)
Bail is not punishment. It is to make sure you show up for trial. Ask me how well no bail is working out in NY, where you are issued a Desk Appearance Ticket. Known in the vernacular as a "Disappearance Ticket."
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Reply 22 - Posted by: mifla 2/24/2021 8:30:52 AM (No. 706591)
Their pension funds are about to be bailed out, so they are back to business as usual.
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