Frese: New Criminal Justice Reform Law Puts Rights of Criminals ahead of their Victims

Statement of State Representative Randy Frese on the signing into law Monday of House Bill 3653, “Criminal Justice Reforms” passed in the final hours of the 101st General Assembly’s lame duck session in January.

“This plan was resoundingly rejected by families throughout Illinois and first responders that protect us because, simply put, it makes our communities less safe,” said State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma). “These so-called ‘reforms’ put criminals’ rights ahead of those of their victims and make it even harder for police to do their jobs. It’s bad policy, and I will work this spring to bring all concerned back to the table to craft real reforms that will protect, not endanger our communities.”