Repeat offender out on free “Personal Recognizance Bond” kills Dallas Police Officer in shooting leaving another cop and loss-prevention officer in critical condition.  Now, activists want more of the same. May 9 2018 Dallas, TX – There has been a lot of discussion about the recent shooting case of ArmandoRead More →

The Arnold Foundation and the “not so secret” mission to end cash bail… April 27 2018 The Houston-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation has been going around the country promoting its Public Safety Assessment as the gold standard in scientifically sorting defendants into categories and then making recommendations as toRead More →

Richmond Commonwealth Attorney Michael N. Herring scraps the Constitutional Right to Bail in Richmond – introduces “discussed policy” to detain offenders at-will. April 24 2018 Richmond Commonwealth Attorney Michael Herring yesterday made the announcement that he is implementing a new policy in Richmond—prosecutors will make a bi-polar decision to lockRead More →

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez took to media to warn Utah citizens and lawmakers of adopting the Arnold Foundations Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool by court rule and other bail bond reforms – which has perpetuated a “catch and release revolving door criminal justice system” in New Mexico. April 18 2018Read More →

Virginia takes on the issue of accountability and forces transparency in pretrial services division. April 17 2018 In November, 2017 the Virginia Crime Commission issued a report on the state of pretrial services programs, often posited as an alternative to financial conditions of bail. Since the 1960s, bail reformers haveRead More →

Idaho becomes the latest state – in what is quickly becoming a long line of states – to reject the idea of the no-money bail system. March 26, 2018 The Criminal Justice Commission, egged on by the State Court Administrator, attempted to run legislation to implement the New Jersey bailRead More →

Will Florida follow the lead of Houston, Texas on bail reform?  Houston’s results paint a dire picture and should cause concern for lawmakers considering dangerous legislation. Bail reformers have somehow managed to convince the legislature that releasing more people on a “promise to appear” will create a new criminal utopia,Read More →