A Leftist Nonprofit Bailed An Accused Domestic Abuser Out of Jail. Now He’s Accused of Killing His Wife.
A leftist nonprofit which bails suspected criminals out of jail after they have been charged with crimes posted bond for a domestic accuser, only for him to return home and kill his wife.
On April 9, Samuel Lee Scott was released from the St. Louis Justice Center after an organization called The Bail Project posted his $5000 bond, according to The St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Scott had been charged in connection with a domestic assault of his wife.
According to the report, within hours, Scott returned home and assaulted his wife again – except this time, he killed her.
“Police say Marcia Johnson, 54, was found near death in her St. Louis home April 9 suffering from severe head trauma. Johnson died from her injuries Sunday,” according to the report.
The Bail Project insists that America’s justice system disproportionately affects the poor.
“We provide immediate relief to those caught in this two-tier system of justice, restoring the presumption of innocence and bringing us closer towards an end to mass incarceration,” its website says.
The group exists to secure bond for those who cannot afford it, and says that “cash bail criminalizes poverty, devastating low-income communities and disproportionately affecting women and people of color.”
According to The Post-Dispatch, Scott had a lengthy criminal history.
“Scott had been sentenced to probation on a drug charge in 2003. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail for assault in 1998, and 236 for drug possession in 1997,” the report said.
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