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John Legend and Rashad Robinson: The Illusion of Justice

  May 24, 2018 It may surprise many to know that the American Bail Coalition and Color of Change have more in common than you may think – we are both champions for communities of color. The recent CNN Opinion “John Legend and Rashad Robinson: End money bail now”, however, is an ugly reminder of…

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Accused car thief arrested a day after being released from jail

Victim, Arrest, Release. NEW Victim, Arrest, Release. New Mexico is in crisis mode as the effects of bail reform and the Arnold tool continue to destroy criminal accountability. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez said it best… “Here in New Mexico, we’ve been working hard to crack down on a catch and release revolving door criminal…

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GOOGLE: Internet Monopoly or Social Engineering?

On the heels of Google’s recent decision to ban the entire private bail industry from advertising on it’s platform, 60 Minutes exposes just how Big Google really is…and how it can’t wipe you off the map with their secret algorithm. Full Segment (VIDEO): Must Watch… http://ow.ly/7LvP30k5R1t 60 Minutes… This past week the Federal Trade Commission…

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Municipal Court vows to cut back on suspects released signing their own bond

Municipal Court vows to cut back on suspects released signing their own bond Accountability matters – even on municipal charges. Mobile, Alabama business owners and other victims of crime will now have relief from the revolving door of “catch & release” that plagued their community since the adoption of this social experiment. News 5 WKRG…

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Criminal justice officials in Smith County say high bonds are necessary

Smith County, TX – Officials question risk assessments in pretrial release. _____ Tyler Morning Telegraph – May 17 2018 Judge Christi Kennedy, who presides over the 114th District Court, called bail reform “probably the hottest topic in criminal justice right now.” She said options besides cash bail present problems. “The problem with bonds or not…

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County attorneys ask lawmakers to hold off on bail reform

New Hampshire – County attorneys ask lawmakers to hold off on bail reform ____ CONCORD, N.H. — County attorneys are weighing in with a stern warning about a proposal to reform the state’s criminal justice bail system. But in a letter sent to Gov. Chris Sununu and other lawmakers working on the bill, the state’s…

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NM bail reform prompts three bail bondsmen to run for the gavel

NM bail reform prompts three bail bondsmen to run for the gavel ___ ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – They’ve worked with arrestees for their entire careers, but now they’re trying to get on the other side of the bench. Pacheco and Smith are still running their barebones operations in Bernalillo and Carlsbad, respectively. Gonzales, who is running…

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Pair in child prostitution case to remain in jail

We continue to question the self-validated Arnold Foundation Risk Assessment Tool…and for good reason. The “proven evidence-based” tool recommended unaccountable FREE release for these two offenders in New Mexico – charged with running a sex trafficking operation and who made a 7-year-old child perform sex acts in exchange for drugs and paraphernalia. ____ “Sanchez is…

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Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement to Argue on Behalf of the American Bail Coalition, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to hear oral arguments in key bail case, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 May 12, 2018 The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, one level below the U.S. Supreme Court, will hear oral argument in Atlanta on Tuesday in the case of Walker v. City…

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Vermont Legislature Rejects Proposal to Eliminate Bail Despite Pressure from ACLU

The Green Mountain State holds the line on judicial discretion and the elimination of bail – with strong support from the State’s Attorneys and Vermont Sheriffs to maintain public safety. May 11 2018 The ACLU of Vermont recently called on the Vermont Senate to stop listening to the Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs…

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