• Top Democratic prosecutors revolt against criminal justice reform law t

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon Oct 31 09:03:40 2022
    By Andrew Murray , Sophia Slacik
    Published October 31, 2022

    A Democratic prosecutor in the Chicago-area is sounding the alarm over
    a criminal justice reform law that will "tie the hands" of prosecutors
    and "destroy the criminal justice system in Illinois."

    The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act,
    signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, D-Ill., in 2021, will implement
    sweeping reforms to Illinois’ criminal justice system, though it has
    drawn criticism from law enforcement professionals across the political spectrum.

    "I never, in my 40-years in this profession, ever thought I'd ever see
    anything close to this," Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow
    told Fox News Digital in an interview. "The intent of this law is to
    destroy the criminal justice system in Illinois, and I'm not going to
    let that happen."

    Glasgow, one of the most high-profile state prosecutors to come out
    against the SAFE-T Act, is joined by 100 of 102 Democratic and
    Republican state's attorneys in Illinois who oppose the law.


    Under the SAFE-T Act, second-degree murder, aggravated assault, drug
    offenses, intimidation, carjacking, and arson will not be detainable
    offenses unless the suspect is proven to be a flight risk or risk to
    public safety.

    The standards to prove "willful flight" in these instances have also
    been raised to unrealistic standards, according to Glasgow, further
    reducing the chance of detaining individuals on these charges.


    Diversity and equity are destroying this country.

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