By: Diane Benjamin
Before supporting “No Cash Bail” or other reforms to local policing, see who currently resides in the County jail. These are only the worst accused and convicted offenders. The jail population has increased recently due to felony looting and destruction of property:
2019 CF 416 Cynthia Baker – convicted of murder, not sentenced yet
2018 CF 652 Hammet Brown – accused of killing two people
2019 CF 607 Scotty Allen – murder trial starts next week
2019 CF 606 Amari McNabb – accused of murder
2019 CF 606 Exodus Hebert – accused of murder
2018 CF 426 Christopher Harrison – accused of double murder, trial going on right now
2020 CF 29 Dewon Griffin – accused of murder
2018 CF 735 Leila Jackson – convicted of murder yesterday, sentencing pends
2019 CF 14 Tyjuan Bruce – accused of murder
2019 CF 15 Anthony Grampsas – accused of murder
2019 CF 600 Jordyn Thorton – accused of murder
2019 CF 599 Quentin Jackson – accused of murder
2018 CF 734 Syndey Mays – accused of killing 3 people and shooting a 4 year old boy
I’m told all of these people had bail set but they were unable to pay it. Since judges set bail only a judge can change it. Do you think bail should be reduced so these people are out? Do you want police de-funded so these people are never caught?
Obama hasn’t gone away – most ex-presidents do: https://week.com/bloomington-mayor-signs-obama-org-pledge-on-police-use-of-force-policies
The facts are twisted however – see for yourself: https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/police-brutality-race-numbers/
Another campaign happening now is demanding free video visits and phone calls for inmates. The County does make money from this program, but what Louis didn’t say is taxpayers will have to cover the lost income if the County Board changes the policy.
By the way, as of June 1st free in-person visits are back. Sheriff Sandage had terminated them to protect the inmates and staff from COVID. Maybe Louis hasn’t heard.
Sonny Garcia again, a socialism sit-in!