Newly elected San Francisco District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, ran on this issue.
He is the son of Weather Underground terrorists and was raised by Bill Ayers.
Yesterday the DA announced that his office will no longer ask for cash bail as a condition for a defendant’s pretrial release.
What could possibly go wrong?
More from SF Gate: Prosecutors will use a “risk-based system” and weigh whether a defendant might flee or pose a threat to public safety. The former public defender has often said that the cash bail system unfairly affects indigent and defendants and people of color.
“For years I’ve been fighting to end this discriminatory and unsafe approach to pretrial detention. From this point forward, pretrial detention will be based on public safety, not on wealth,” Boudin said in a statement.
“Mr. Boudin is in the process of building the largest criminal justice revolving door imaginable, and San Francisco will pay a heavy price for it,” said Tony Montoya, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association.
Read the whole story here.
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