29 Cities in LA County Sue County Due to its Pro-Criminal Policies
During late October, 29 cities located in Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit against the county government over its freshly implemented zero bail policy that makes it easier for criminals to be let back out on the streets.
This policy went into effect on October 1, 2023.
Per a report by the Just The News, the lawsuit highlighted that the zero bail policy does not “take into consideration the protection of the public, the safety of the victim, the seriousness of the offense charged, the previous criminal record of the defendant, and the probability of his or her appearing at the trial or hearing of the case.”
The new policy allegedly states that cash bail will still be in effect for individuals charged with assault, domestic battery, stalking, and violation of a protective order. Judicial review will be implemented for any individual charged with the crimes of human trafficking, sex with a minor, and battery on a police officer. However, for other crimes suspects who are charged will be released immediately upon their arrest. From there, they will receive court orders to show up for arraignment at a later point in time.
Following the 29 county’s lawsuit, Claire Simonich, a spokeswoman for Vera California, stood behind the zero bail policy by asserting, while providing no evidence, that it is a policy that fosters safety.
“The opponents are not only drowning out the factual data on the policy, but the years of research on not just Los Angeles County but in areas across the country that show ending money bail and ensuring public safety go hand in hand,” Simonich proclaimed. “A similar version of the policy has been in effect on and off for the last three years in Los Angeles County. Violent crime and property crime effectively dropped or remained unchanged compared to the two years before the policy was in place.”
On a previous occasion during the Wuhan virus pandemic, Los Angeles County had implemented a similar zero bail policy in an attempt to reduce the state’s prison population and demonstrate that the virus’ spread across prison facilities. However, after briefly terminating the Wuhan-era policy, Los Angeles County chose to re-implement a more permanent version owing to what several activists described as “dismal” conditions in pre-trial jails.
Among the prominent individuals supporting the lawsuit against zero bail are Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna and Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami. The latter is challenging the Soros-funded District Attorney George Gascon in the 2024 election.
“Our communities have not been shy about telling us how nervous they are about this change,” declared Sheriff Luna. “Crime victims who see offenders immediately released from custody are left with little confidence in the criminal justice system.”
“The total number of cities now suing over LA County’s $0 bail policy has reached 29. All of us want a bail policy that is fair and just for every resident of LA County,” stated Deputy DA Hatami. “That, however, should be done in collaboration with the 88 cities and their residents, victim groups and law enforcement agencies that are going to be directly affected by immediately releasing individuals who are arrested for crimes.”
California, alongside New York, has become a poster child for cultural leftist policies such as zero bail for criminals. This is the quickest way for the political class to turn once respectable cities into veritable gothams.
Local politics cannot be ignored by the right. How can we even talk about changing politics at the national level, when we can barely keep our backyard in line.