A very dangerous precedent that needs to be stopped.
“For the past eight years as a prosecutor, I have seen defendants coming into the criminal justice system every single day. It has become a revolving door. They come in, they go out, they come back,” he said. “There have been situations where the defendants have come before a judge, the judge does not set bail for one reason or another, and then the defendant has come back again in handcuffs with new victims because he committed a new crime.”
Tannousis said the new bail reforms take away the power from the judge for setting bail for certain crimes, which means that “now they’re almost guaranteed to have career criminals coming back with new victims and new charges.”