September 14, 2022

USA: Illinois Democrat Governor Signed A New Law Called THE SAFE-T ACT That Makes Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Arson, Robbery, Kidnapping, Burglary etc Non-Detainable Offenses
written by John Binder
Saturday September 10, 2022

A new law abolishing bail across the state of Illinois, passed by Democrats and signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), will free from jail thousands of suspects accused of second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, and other violent crimes.

Beginning January 1, 2023, Illinois will become the first state in the nation to have eliminated cash bail — even for some of the most violent crimes. As a result, local district attorneys say they will be forced to free thousands of suspects accused of crimes like murder and kidnapping.

In Winnebago County, Illinois, alone the district attorney estimates that about 400 charged criminals will be freed from jail despite their being accused of violent crimes. Likewise, in Will County, Illinois, about 640 charged criminals will be freed from jail, including 60 accused of murder.

Violent crimes for which bail will be abolished next year:
  • Second-degree murder
  • Drug-induced homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated battery
  • Nearly all drug offenses
  • Aggravated DUI Aggravated fleeing
  • Arson
  • Intimidation
  • Threatening a public official
“Anyone sitting in jail right now with all these pending charges, they’re going to be let out,” Johnson County, Illinois Sheriff Peter Sopczak told WTVO. “The gates are open and they’re going to be let out onto the streets.”

The new law even allows suspects accused of domestic violence to be released from jail after just 24 to 48 hours. If prosecutors cannot prove that the suspect is a direct threat to one or more people, they will be released from jail without bail.

“It will destroy the state of Illinois,” Will County District Attorney Jim Glasgow (D) said.

Winnebago County District Attorney J. Hanley said that under the new law he will be forced to free domestic abusers who ultimately murdered their wives.

“Imagine the defendant who murdered his wife, to whom he no longer poses a threat, being released because of this ridiculously limited legal standard,” he said.

Similar laws, though not fully abolishing cash bail, have been implemented in states like New York and have coincided with surges in violent crime. Newly released New York Police Department data revealed that suspects freed from jail thanks to the “No Bail” law were rearrested for other crimes at rapid rates.

Ten suspects, for instance, have been arrested nearly 500 times in the last couple of years and most remain released from jail without bail.
written by John Clark
Friday September 9, 2022

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — An Illinois criminal justice reform law will do away with the cash bail system on January 1st, 2023, which means suspects charged with certain felonies — including second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson — will be released without bail.

“Approximately 400 criminal defendants will be released back into your community,” warned Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley.

“Anyone sitting in jail right now with all these pending charges, they’re going to be let out,” Johnson County Sheriff Peter Sopczak said. “The gates are open and they’re going to be let out onto the streets.”

One part of the 611-page amendment to House Bill 163, a massive police reform initiative introduced by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, is the Pretrial Fairness Act, which would abolish cash bail.

The aim of the legislation would set free certain criminal offenders without having to wait in jail for their court date, because they can’t afford bond.

Gov. JB Pritzker (D) signed the law in February, saying “Transforming the pretrial detention system so low-income people aren’t thrown behind bars while only the wealthy walk free, diverting low-level drug crimes into substance-treatment programs and reducing excessive stays in prison.”

Advocates for the abolishment of cash bail view it as a pillar of institutional racism within the criminal justice system.

“That’s just inequitable that some people get to be free because they have money and other people have to remain incarcerated, which has all kinds of terrible consequences for people’s ability to work, for their housing, their whole families suffer,” said Ben Ruddell, ACLU of Illinois, according to WLS.

Instead, a judge would issue pre-trial release conditions for offenders, something local pastors have been pushing for, saying the change is necessary to improve the criminal justice system.

However, Hanley says the law prohibits judges from “considering each case on its own merits and applying the law accordingly.”

The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act (SAFE-T Act) would restrict which crimes a person can be arrested for, and would free those in custody for 12 offenses, including second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.

“Even though aggravated battery is a violent offense that is a forcible felony, a person can get probation for it,” Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Reitz said to WICS. “It’s not a detainable offense under the new statue.”

Felony murder would still require suspects to remain incarcerated until their court hearing, and those charged with domestic violence would be held in custody for 24-48 hours.

But, only if the prosecution proves that the suspect is a danger to the safety of a specific, identifiable person or persons, Hanley pointed out.

“Imagine the defendant who murdered his wife, to whom he no longer poses a threat, being released because of this ridiculously limited legal standard,” Hanley said.

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley told WLS that police would not be able to arrest people for certain misdemeanors, such as trespassing.

“Today, I can arrest him if you sign a complaint for trespassing,” Briley said. “January 1st, I’m not going to be able to do that. The law says I have to write him a ticket and leave.”

“Judges may no longer issue a warrant when a defendant fails to come to court,” Hanley added. “Instead, an absent defendant must next be served with a court order asking them to appear and then fail to appear a second time before a warrant may be issued.”

One part of the law would create co-responder programs in cities across Illinois, which would be made up of law enforcement, mental health professionals, and social workers.

It also includes more investment in mental health services and trauma centers.

Republicans have called for stricter sentencing for violent offenders and the repeal of certain parts of the SAFE-T Act.

Law enforcement agencies across the state opposed the bill’s passage.

Gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey (R) met with Illinois Sheriffs last week and promised to repeal the law if he is elected.

Illinois is the first state in the country to completely abolish cash bail.

This woman is highly educated at gaslighting the public. This female lawyer is basically saying that Black and Brown people are guilty of committing the most heinous crimes and we should feel sorry for them for being punished for committing the most heinous crimes. The obvious reason people are calling this new Illinois law "The Purge" is because in the movie ALL CRIME BECOMES LEGAL for 12 hours. However, in Illinois almost ALL HEINOUS CRIMES WILL BECOME LEGAL 24 HOURS. So it's worse than the movie, "The Purge". Police are not going to bother arresting people if they know they're going to be released or not be punished. That's what is happening in Los Angeles County with the Commie DA's no cash bail policy. Equity my ass! This new law and the Communist people backing this new law are the threat to a civilized society. No one will be safe in this kind of environment where the government puts the criminals terrorizing communities in a priviliged status. Our U.S. government at the federal, state and local level main job is TO PROTECT US not those who are causing us pain and hardship. (emphasis mine)

According to Wikipedia, THE PURGE MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Origins of the annual purge In 2014, following an economic collapse and rising social unrest, a political organization named The New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) is formed and is voted into office. The organization establishes a new totalitarian government and a police state. In 2016, the NFFA devises a plan to help stabilize American society and later in 2017, the 28th Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified. This amendment establishes a 12-hour event known as "The Purge" which would take place from 7 PM on March 21 to 7 AM on March 22 wherein all crime becomes legal. Before the Purge begins, the Emergency Broadcast System (the predecessor to the Emergency Alert System, which returned for unexplained reasons) is activated with rules and a prayer saying "Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn" before ending with "May God be with you all".

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