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Houston leaders blasted for ‘negligent social experiment’ on bail reform as violent crime spikes

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Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston, and Adrian Medina, whose mother was allegedly killed by a repeat criminal suspect out on bond last year, joined "Fox & Friends First" to discuss how bail change...

CNN pushes filibuster reform following Harry Reid’s death

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Reid’s death was announced late Tuesday night in a statement from his wife Landra. He had previously served five terms from 1983 to 2017 and served as a majority leader from 2007 to 2015. Prior to his death, he was N...

Brandon Tatum backs reimagining bail reform ‘in good faith,’ slams liberal cities for power-hungry policy

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Following the attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where repeat offender Darrell Brooks Jr. plowed into Christmas parade attendees, bail reform has been a front-and-center concern in managing crime. Tatum agreed that bail ...

Pennsylvania Dem who backed police ‘reform’ is carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia

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Pennsylvania Dem who sponsored police 'reform' bill gets carjacked in crime-surging PhiladelphiaU.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia on Wednesday as crime continues to surge in...

New York Dem pushes back against bail reform, wants more authority for judges

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State lawmakers instituted sweeping changes to New York's bail laws in 2019, limiting judges' abilities to set bail or consider the risks a defendant posed if released. Although the laws were loosened last year, Mont...

Bail reform advocates mostly silent on Waukesha parade killing suspect Darrell Brooks’ $5M bail

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At the time that Brooks allegedly plowed his SUV into the Christmas parade crowd on Sunday, he had been released from jail on what Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm called an "inappropriately low" bail...

Democrat tears into AOC, radical dems on past bail reform comments following Waukesha tragedy

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WAUKESHA PARADE HORROR MADE POSSIBLE BY LEFT-WING DISTRICT ATTORNEYS' ATTEMPTS AT BAIL REFORM, CRITICS SAY DOV HIKIND: It’s beyond belief what’s going on. These elected officials should be arrested for negligence. Th...

Waukesha parade tragedy enabled by liberal DAs’ bail reform efforts, critics argue

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Waukesha parade horror made possible by left-wing district attorneys' attempts at bail reform, critics sayAttempts at criminal bail reform that put violent offenders like Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. out on th...

Dog the Bounty Hunter rips bail reform: ‘People are dying’

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DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER: [W]e need more fairer cops. We need more fairer laws. We need more fairer jails. It doesn't mean you need free bail. It's not working. A monetary thing is a punishment. You want to steal a car....

Waukesha parade horror made possible by left-wing district attorneys’ attempts at bail reform, critics say

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Police in cities including Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are facing understaffing and low morale — in part due to such policies, according to Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant and spokesp...

Insurrectionists’ jail complaints lead to overdue reform within DC’s jail system

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A scathing report by the US Marshals Service this month uncovered the deplorable conditions inside one of the three facilities within the Washington, DC, jail, citing systemic failures like lack of water, inadequate...

Biden Supreme Court commission debates court-packing amid liberal backlash to split approach to reform

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The discussion materials presented a mixed view on court-packing, which drew backlash from some progressives who believe Biden and Democrats in Congress should pack the court with multiple liberal justices after Repu...

Holden & Pye: Trump made conservatives criminal justice reform leaders. Here’s how to keep it that way

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We are proud of the work we did to help them on the First Step Act and believe Congress should immediately take more steps to continue to reform overly harsh federal prison sentences and build on President Trump's re...

California Gov. Newsom signs sweeping police reform bill

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Surrounded by lawmakers and the family members of victims killed by police officers, Newsom signed four bills he touted would increase transparency. During his remarks, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said ther...

What Congress’ total failure on police reform means for communities

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David A. Love is a faculty member in journalism and media studies at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, and a writer based in Philadelphia. Follow him on Twitter: @DavidALove. The opinion...

‘I’m past angry’: Police shooting victims’ families, civil rights leaders condemn failed police reform talks

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Bridgett Floyd said she could barely find the words to describe her disappointment in lawmakers for failing to pass sweeping police reform legislation that bears her brother George Floyd's name. "I'm past upset, I'...