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Excessive: Bail Isn’t Meant to Enable the Holding of Political Prisoners

Excessive: Bail Isn’t Meant to Enable the Holding of Political Prisoners

. by Thomas L. Knapp The US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment forbids “excessive bail” in criminal prosecutions. That prohibition seems somewhat vague. I guess we’re just expected to know excessive bail when we see it. Two current cases demonstrate not just excessive bail, but abuse of the whole idea of bail for the purpose of holding […]

California Dreamin’ – A Criminal’s Paradise

By: Rafael Dagnesses, April 27, 2017     California lawmakers from Oakland and Los Angeles want to continue where the early release of prisoners left off: Ending California’s bail system so that those charged with a crime don’t have any incentive to appear in court. Under the banner of justice, poverty, equality and delusion, Oakland […]