‘Stupid’ abolishment of cash bail means Illinois streets are ‘never gonna be safe’ again: residents
METROPOLIS, Ill. – Southern Illinois locals told Fox News they’re afraid that the approaching end of cash bail will increase crime and endanger residents, with one saying the state is already “lawless” and will never be safe again.
“Illinois is already the lawless, wasteland state,” Warren told Fox News. “One hundred percent will that make this situation worse. Illinois’ streets are never gonna be safe for its people again.”
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The SAFE-T Act’s remaining provisions overhauling Illinois’ criminal justice system went into effect on Jan. 1, limiting when defendants can be deemed flight risks and allowing defendants under electronic monitoring to leave home for 48 hours before they can be charged with escape. The elimination of cash bail had been put on hold as a challenge over its constitutionality made its way through the courts.
“Safety is the exact opposite of what that bill’s gonna provide for the people in the state of Illinois,” Warren said. “It will provide safety for our criminals.”
The lifelong Illinoian told Fox News he’s trying to flee the crime-ridden state.
“It’s falling apart, and it’s not gonna get any better,” he said. “The entire state is gonna end up looking like Chicago before too long, where every other weekend there’s a mass shooting.”
A lifelong Illinois resident wants to move out of the state to get away from the crime. He says the SAFE-T Act has only made it safer for criminals to live there.(Teny Sahakian/Fox News Digital)