Wow. 🔥Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board says that Philly should abolish cash bail and suggests that if local judges refuse, they should be voted out in retention elections.
EDITORIAL: Fewer innocent defendants held, no reduction in court appearances, and fewer opportunities for class and racial disparities — that’s the outcome of not seeking bail.
More on and Sandy Mayson’s review of the impact of Philadelphia’s cash bail system against the poor.
It is a disgrace that 400,000 people are in jail for the crime of being poor. I applaud Larry Krasner and city councilors for working to eliminate the cash bail system in Philadelphia. When we are in the White House, we will end cash bail nationally.
Cash bail doesn't work, it never has & it's time to end it.
People shouldn’t be in jail because they can’t afford bail.