‘Criminals Will Run Wild’: Illinois Becomes First State to Abolish Cash Bail as Fears Mount

On September 18, 2023, the Breitbart News reported that “Illinois eliminated cash bail on Monday, making it the first state in the nation to do so in a decision that brought heavy criticism… In July, the Illinois Supreme Court issued the decisio allowing the end of cash bail to take effect monday… The outlet noted the move came despite a crime wave plaguing citizens in the area, along with concern that those accused of criminal activity will commit more crimes while they await trial. The law in question passed in 2022, and Gov. J.B. Prtizker (D) signed it. According to the article, it ‘will free from jail thousands of suspects accused of second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, and other violent crimes.”

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