Martha Medina, seventy one, was killed when a suspect released on a number of bonds in Harris County, Texas, allegedly robbed her and struck her with his vehicle. A bail quantity is ready by the native court docket jurisdiction following the arrest of a defendant. Bail bondsman Ken Good argued Harris County doesn’t have the authority to make that change. Bondsmen argue all this is political rhetoric with rising crime in an election year. Those in favor included Houston police Chief Troy Finner and Mayor Sylvester Turner. The measure also had bipartisan help in Harris County Commissioners Court, which has beneficial a 10% minimal payment.
Like Houston, homicides across the U.S. were decrease than these killed in the early 1990s. Two video clips, one from John Oliver’s present, and the opposite one a mini-documentary from Brave New Films, focus on the issues with the money bail system. In an effort to curb violent crime in Harris County, Judge Linda Hidalgo has proposed a $50 million initiative to improve public safety through infrastructure improvements.
The reforms are additionally proving effective at lowering discrimination within the county’s bail system, Garrett added. Harris County bail reforms enacted two years ago haven’t led to … Read More