70% Re-Arrested! – This Could Doom Democrats…
(NewsReady.com) – When the idea of “racial equity” came to the forefront of American politics, many blue states, counties, and cities focused on the judicial system. Yolo County, California, put into place a $0 bail system for certain crimes. District Attorney Jeff Reisig recently said in a statement just how poor of an idea that really was: 70% of the people released under that program went on to commit new crimes.
After Yolo County adopted $0 bail for lower-level offenses, more than 70% of those released were re-arrested.
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Reisig said he wanted to increase transparency for his county and ordered a study of those returned to the street under the “emergency bail” program and recidivism rates. The report studied the 595 people who benefited from the program when it was in place between April 19, 2020, and June 1, 2021.
The study found that 70.6% (420) who were put back on the streets for free were arrested for other crimes, and a staggering 51.3% (305) were “rearrested more than once [emphasis added].”
As Reisig said, when that many individuals go on to commit new crimes, including “robbery and murder … there is simply no rational public safety-related” reasoning for it to continue.
This scenario is also unfolding elsewhere. It is also a growing issue in New York City, where defendants were cut loose on non-monetary releases (NMRs). According to the New York Post, re-arrest rates increased to 57% for home burglaries and 68% for petty larceny between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
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