Murder somebody but can’t make bail. Don’t worry, Obama’s Justice Department has your back.
The Department of Justice has a solution for those who can’t make bail. The solution is to not require you to pay it.
Perhaps murderers won’t get out, but exactly who will? We have yet another bleeding heart Liberal policy that puts criminals ahead of taxpaying citizens. Put another way, if you work hard and save your money, this latest offense to your sensibilities doesn’t apply to you.
As NBC News reports,
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Holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court.
It’s only fair. Now that the rich kid pulled the “Affluenza” defense, turnabout is fair play. I’m actually amazed the “poor man’s defense” has taken so long.
The move is being made by the Department of Justice to buy votes. Sure they say the want to encourage state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can’t pay. But isn’t that what a penalty is for. To discourage people from committing the crime.
“Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment,” the Justice Department said in a friend of court brief, citing the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
The filing came in the case of Maurice Walker of Calhoun, Georgia. He was kept in jail for six nights after police arrested him for the misdemeanor offense of being a pedestrian under the influence. He was told he could not get out of jail unless he paid the fixed bail amount of $160.
Because of one broke drunk, America has to change the way it does business? Walker had enough money to GET DRUNK!
The idea of making bail is to create enough of a hardship that the offender NEVER wants to do the crime again. At this rate, murder will be legal soon. And that’s just the way Liberals want it.