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Amid calls to ‘defund the police,’ most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased, poll finds
Nearly a year after “defund the police” became a racial justice rallying cry in Portland and across the U.S., a vast majority of Portlanders and those living in the metro area reject the call to diminish police presence in the city. Three-fourths of Portland-area residents say they do not want to see policing in the city dip below its current levels, with a plurality supporting an increase in cops, according to a recent poll commissioned by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
OregonLive.com

Repeat Court-Ordered Personal Recognizance Bonds: Listen to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg Explain the Problem
As legislation in Missouri advances designed to make public safety the primary focus of bail considerations and to reduce the continued use of personal recognizance bonds for repeat and high risk offenders, it would benefit all involved in the process to listen to Harris County (Houston) Texas District Attorney Kim Ogg testify on legislation in Texas similar to that being advanced in Missouri, HB 946 and SB 487.
American Bail Coalition

Utah Latest State to Repeal Cash Bail Reform As Advocates Push for Bail Reform in Colorado
Utah Latest State to Repeal Cash Bail Reform As Advocates Push for Bail Reform in Colorado In 2020, Utah passed bail reform legislation to address what some lawmakers claimed was concern for indigent people stuck in jail who were unable to afford their bail. After a mere six months in …
American Bail Coalition

Soros-funded prosecutors put ‘social justice’ above law and order, analysts say
Self-styled progressive political activists who win election as district attorneys with financial support from wealthy donors have made “social justice” initiatives more important than public safety, legal analysts say. George Soros, the Hungarian American billionaire investor, stands out as the big donor behind a super PAC that helped elect district attorneys who have overseen a dramatic increase in crime.
The Daily Signal

Bail Bonds Increase Compliance

I have been hearing the proponents of bail reform/elimination float the argument that requiring a monetary bail amount to secure the release of an accused defendant does nothing to increase the probability that a person will appear in court or comply with [...]

2020-12-23T06:35:54-08:00Bail Reform|

Bail and the Criminal Justice System

While I agree that the state’s criminal justice system always has room for improvement, I do believe in our current criminal justice system. The structure and framework has been tested over time as the most effective. The Judges we elect are knowledgeable, experienced, and [...]

2020-11-03T06:22:56-08:00Bail Reform|
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