Imagine this, a mad man beats his girl friend by kicking, punching, and throwing a phone at her head, and even goes as far to place a knife in his shirt so he can later use it on her, yet after the initial arrest he is let out on his own recognizance. I think it would be easy to think…well maybe it didn’t really happen that way. I mean most cases like this are he said she said right? Thats where you’re wrong, the entire assault was caught on video yet because the woman didn’t sustain major bodily harm the mad man was free to go without even a slap on the wrist.
Do you see how this can be a major problem? Your assault is caught on video, and your attacker just walks away, without any consequence. Regardless of visible scaring, having a man beat the crap out of a woman and threaten her with a 12 inch kitchen knife that he took out of his backpack is gong to always leave lasting emotional, and mental trauma. He brought the knife with him from home, I don’t have a law degree but even I understand that his crime was a premeditated assault. Yet he gets booked and released as if his crime is negligible, and had no impact to those around him. This happened in New York and many other cases like this have been popping up due to the new Bail reform enacted Jan 2020. Our very own sunshine state, will become much darker if these sweeping bail reforms, which are on the ballot in November SB10, get approved. Removing the system of bail creates a revolving door for criminals to commit and reoffend without consequence because they know the laws and how to circumvent them. This man now knows that he can beat up a woman and if she doesn’t need to go to the hospital for her visible injuries then he will walk to beat another day.
Do you really think letting a violent and abusive enraged man out on the streets to return and finish what he started without even a cool down period is a good idea? When SB10 goes on the ballot in November don’t fall for the hype, pay attention to how this bail reform bill has already been implemented in various states, and the enormous backlash the states are seeing due to inefficient, and ineffective bail reform.