Sacramento lawmakers want to blow up California’s bail system

We need to improve the way bail is administered in our state. However, any change to our bail system must prioritize public safety and make sure that people return for their court dates. Senate Bill 10 and Assembly Bill 42 fail on both counts. They would effectively eliminate, or severely limit, pretrial detention for everyone, including potentially releasing those being charged with murder, rape and child molestation. The bill, written by the American Civil Liberties Union, gives little comfort to crime victims, witnesses and law enforcement. Our system is not perfect, it needs improvement, but, on the vast majority...

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