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California’s quest to empower criminals continues with elimination of bail

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Californias quest to empower criminals continues with elimination of bail

California just eliminated bail. This is a measure designed to make things “fair” for those accused of crimes who do not have enough money to get bailed out. It’s being painted as part of the income equality movement (aka socialism) but it’s really an attempt to empower certain types of criminals, including illegal immigrants.

As Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Review points out, California is becoming the perfect storm as a sanctuary state with far-left legal tendencies and now the elimination of means to detain alleged criminals.

Jerry Brown just abolished bail in California

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/jerry-brown-just-abolished-bail-in-california/Aside from the fact that abolishing bail violates our foundational principles of criminal justice and will generally harm public safety, it is particularly dangerous in California, more than in any other state. California is, by far, the state with the most illegal aliens – a whopping 2.6 million, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform. The state has a major problem with criminal aliens. Illegal aliens are the consummate flight risk, yet under this bill, many criminal aliens will be released immediately without bond. This is particularly problematic given that California is a sanctuary and the entire system – from the politicians and judges to the local law enforcement – are making a concerted effort to shield illegal aliens from ICE. Illegal aliens are essentially a protected class in California.

The law sets parameters which judges will use to determine whether or not someone must be detained until their trial. In theory, only the allegedly violent or those who are deemed flight risks will be detained while all others will be released. It’s pretty easy to make this sound reasonable to a liberal because it is being sold as a way for poor people to continue with their lives while still considered innocent until proven guilty.

There are three major problems to consider.

First, the track record of the vast majority of judges in the state is crystal clear: they won’t be holding anyone. Very few of them would risk detaining someone and getting backlash from the press, the community, and their colleagues unless someone was indisputably dangerous. This is doubly true for illegal immigrants who just need caring and understanding from society in order to become fruitful Americans… or so the narrative goes.

The second big problem is that the bail bond industry is itself an extremely important partner in the criminal justice system. They are taken for granted but they’re uniquely qualified and incentivized to get the accused to show up for their trials. A good bail bondsman is able to find those in flight better than even the police. They have fewer restrictions, open jurisdiction, and the singular purpose of getting people to the courtroom whether they want to go or not.

The last and most obvious problem with this law is that it takes away one of the few remaining advantages that ICE has in California. The sanctuary state makes it very difficult to capture and deport illegal aliens, but until now ICE was able to capture many of them going to court. With this law, the number of illegal immigrants willfully going to court to face trial will drop to virtually zero. They have no reason to risk capture, jail time, or deportation. With no property at risk or money to pay back, they’ll just continue staying here illegally. Why go to court at all?

As a California resident, I can say it’s becoming more and more difficult to protect my family. As a legal immigrant, I can say it’s a debacle that this state holds my status with such little regard when compared to those who circumvented the system and came here illegally. The absurd has become the norm in California when laws like this can be enacted so easily.

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Infographic: Opioid overdose deaths in the United States

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Infographic Opioid overdose deaths in the United States

The use of opioids in the United States has dramatically risen in recent years, prompting calls for action from both sides of the political aisle. It’s not like the old drug wars on the streets of New York or the suburbs of Dallas. This drug epidemic is affecting all races, economic conditions, and ages.

In this infographic from Visual Capitalist, they examine the death rates county by county. Of note is West Virginia, where in some areas the opioid death rate is approaching the cancer death rates.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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Inmates on death row in Washington state given life sentences after capital punishment struck down by Supreme Court

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The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled the death penalty is unconstitutional based on racial bias. This move affirms Governor Jay Inslee’s moratorium in 2014.

“We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance,” the justices wrote in a majority opinion.

Racial bias was cited following a study commissioned by Allen Eugene Gregory, a death row inmate convicted of aggravated first-degree murder. The study found that black convicts were 4.5 times more likely to receive the death penalty than white inmates with similar charges.

The bias was attributed to juries rather than prosecutor recommendations. There was no evidence that prosecutors were more likely to pursue the death penalty based upon race but juries were more likely to sentence with racial bias.

Source: NPR

Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/11/656570464/washington-state-strikes-down-death-penalty-citing-racial-biasThursday’s ruling makes Washington the 20th state to abolish capital punishment. According to the ACLU, this state supreme court is the third to do so citing concerns about racial disparities, along with Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The court decided to convert Washington’s current death sentences to life imprisonment. The state’s corrections division says that there are eight people currently on death row.

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Michigan law enforcement saves 123 children in one-day sweep

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Michigan law enforcement saves 123 children in one-day sweep

A task force of multiple law enforcement agencies found 123 missing children in a single-day sweep that went after the sex trafficking rings in Michigan. Operation MISafeKid also yielded information about two other missing children in different states.

The agencies involved were the US Marshals Service, Michigan State Police, Detroit Police Department, Wayne County local law enforcement, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General.

123 missing children found in Michigan sex trafficking operation

https://nypost.com/2018/10/09/123-missing-children-found-in-michigan-during-sex-trafficking-operation/The operation had 301 case files for missing children open before the sweep, which was the first of its kind in Wayne County, according to the report.

All recovered children were interviewed by authorities about possibly being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring and officials said three identified as possible sex trafficking cases.

Operations like these need to be handled swiftly. Sex trafficking rings are often designed to collapse and scatter once word gets out that parts have been compromised. By utilizing so many agencies in a coordinated single-day effort, they can cover the necessary ground before portions of the rings start to collapse.

This is a huge win for law enforcement. The safety of these children can be attributed to solid planning, good information, and proper coordination.

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