By: Diane Benjamin
Even though law enforcement officials across Illinois are speaking out about this pro-criminal anti-police law the McLean County Democrats posted this on Facebook:
This bill was passed in the middle of the night at the end of a lame duck session in January 2021. Conveniently is goes into effect after the November election on January 1, 2023.
You can see an extensive summary of the bill here.
Many aspects handcuff the police, the worse to me being complaints against specific officers can be made anonymously. Evidently the right question your accuser won’t exist for law enforcement in Illinois. Will that be abused? Obviously!
This is a link to the actual law on Denial of Bail in Non-Proportionable Felony Offenses: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/072500050K110-6.1.htm
One statement is repeated over and over:
How will State’s Attorneys prove “specific” person or persons will be in danger if a suspected felon is released?
Democrats didn’t read this bill before it was passed – they didn’t have time. Police in Chicago are handcuffed and crime has now moved into the best neighborhoods. This bill does the same thing to law enforcement across Illinois.
Read the top of the Democrat’s post: Judges have the ability to hold anyone they think is a danger to the community. That isn’t true unless it is proven “specific” person or persons are in danger. The community isn’t “specific”. Maybe they should have read the bill before passing it.