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: California Bail Agents Association Response to AG Xavier Becerra’s Announcement on Bail Decisions

The California Bail Agents Association (CBAA) issued a statement regarding AG Xavier Becerra’s Announcement on Bail Decisions. Becerra cited a criminal case in which a defendant has been held in San Francisco on a $350K bail amount since May of 2017. The court granted the motion to release the defendant (Humphrey) on his own recognizance with no monetary incentive to appear in court. Becerra declined to appeal this ruling in an effort to support a political agenda to end the cash bail system. This sets precedence for bail hearings in the state.
By making a political choice to not appeal the Humphrey decision he is choosing political expediency over accountability. In the criminal complaint, Humphrey was charged with four counts, including robbery and residential burglary. All of the counts were held to answer after the judge heard the evidence. What the AG failed to mentioned is that Humphrey had four prior strike offenses. This assures a heavy sentence and more reasons to fail to appear in court.
In addition, this defendant poses a public safety threat the people of California. He stalked a senior citizen, broke into the sanctuary of his home, threatened him with grave bodily harm and then robbed him of $5.00 and a bottle of cologne. To support the cause of Humphrey in this case, demonstrates his desire to decriminalize crime in California and burden tax payers with the high cost of failure to appear.

AG Becerra made the statement that cash bail does not prevent future crime. He claims that the reliance of cash bail on the system should be eliminated. According to CBAA, AG Becerra is confusing public safety with court compliance. A bail amount does not prevent crime; it is only a mechanism to compel an offender to appear in court until sentencing. It is the job of the judge to determine how best to protect the community by imposing conditions of release.

The cash bail system protects the tax payers for the heavy costs of non-compliance of criminal offenders.
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: California Bail Agents Association Response to AG Xavier Becerra’s Announcement on Bail Decisions

The California Bail Agents Association (CBAA) issued a statement regarding AG Xavier Becerra’s Announcement on Bail Decisions. Becerra cited a criminal case in which a defendant has been held in San Francisco on a $350K bail amount since May of 2017. The court granted the motion to release the defendant (Humphrey) on his own recognizance with no monetary incentive to appear in court. Becerra declined to appeal this ruling in an effort to support a political agenda to end the cash bail system. This sets precedence for bail hearings in the state.
By making a political choice to not appeal the Humphrey decision he is choosing political expediency over accountability. In the criminal complaint, Humphrey was charged with four counts, including robbery and residential burglary. All of the counts were held to answer after the judge heard the evidence. What the AG failed to mentioned is that Humphrey had four prior strike offenses. This assures a heavy sentence and more reasons to fail to appear in court.
In addition, this defendant poses a public safety threat the people of California. He stalked a senior citizen, broke into the sanctuary of his home, threatened him with grave bodily harm and then robbed him of $5.00 and a bottle of cologne. To support the cause of Humphrey in this case, demonstrates his desire to decriminalize crime in California and burden tax payers with the high cost of failure to appear.

AG Becerra made the statement that cash bail does not prevent future crime. He claims that the reliance of cash bail on the system should be eliminated. According to CBAA, AG Becerra is confusing public safety with court compliance. A bail amount does not prevent crime; it is only a mechanism to compel an offender to appear in court until sentencing. It is the job of the judge to determine how best to protect the community by imposing conditions of release.

The cash bail system protects the tax payers for the heavy costs of non-compliance of criminal offenders.
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