The Illinois Supreme Court today sided with legislative Democrats supporting the elimination of cash bail for violent offenders in Illinois. State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma) called the ruling “a blow to public safety across Illinois.”
“This disastrous policy has created a true ‘revolving door’ for criminals. Violence has escalated because they know if they’re arrested, they’ll be right back out on the street within a few hours. Ultimately, even Democratic State’s Attorneys sued because of the mounting concerns about public safety brought on by this Act,” Rep. Frese said. “Eliminating cash bail for serious offenses is a blow to public safety…it’s siding with criminals over families and the dedicated police officers trying to keep us safe.