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Grand juror in Breonna Taylor investigation said the grand jury didn’t agree that her death was justified,
 
a disclosure that came after a Kentucky judge ordered records in the proceedings released
 
to show if "publicly elected officials are being honest."
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HB 3653: Police, Criminal Justice Reforms Bill Passed by Illinois General Assembly

Among the changes is the elimination of monetary bail

 

.............“I have long held that an essential mark of good governance is a willingness to change the laws that have failed the people of Illinois,” Pritzker said in a statement. “This criminal justice package carries with it the opportunity to shape our state into a lesson in true justice for the nation by abolishing cash bail, modernizing sentencing laws, instituting a certification and decertification system for police officers statewide, requiring body cameras, reforming crowd control response, and amplifying law enforcement training standards. I was proud to make ending cash bail and modernizing sentencing laws a legislative priority of my administration, and I have long pledged my support to the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus in their efforts to pass not just criminal justice reform and police accountability measures, but also to truly root out the systemic racism that pulses through all our nation’s institutions by pursuing greater equity in healthcare, higher goals in education, and deeper investments in economic opportunity for communities that have for too long been left out and left behind.".......

Among the changes is the elimination of monetary bail, which allows judges to release people before trial, with the exception of those charged with certain felonies or if the accused person presents a risk of harming others or fleeing.

Proponents of the measure argued that the state's current bail system disproportionately affects low-income people of color who are awaiting trial............

But some law enforcement officials opposed the measure.

"We think it will cause problems," said Ed Wojcicki with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. "We understand the rationale for it, but there needs to be a lot more serious concern and a lot more latitude for judges to determine whether someone might be dangerous to society before letting them out on bail.".......

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hb-3653-police-criminal-justice-reforms-bill-passed-by-illinois-general-assembly/2415799/

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