Invoking Massacres In Dayton And El Paso, Chicago Police Chief Spreads Disinformation About Bail Reform
In the wake of massacres in Dayton and El Paso, Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson once again promoted misinformation about bail reform and how it has fueled gun violence in Chicago. Seven people were reportedly killed, and at least 46 individuals were injured in shootings that took place from Friday
The case of NJ Weedman shows how the state’s bail reform act allows for detention without bail and extra time to be added to a trial date.
The Chicago Community Bond Fund helps people get out of jail who can’t afford bail, using their stories to push to end cash bond in Illinois.
Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the No Money Bail Act of 2016, which prohibits the payment of money as a condition of pretrial release.