In the latest issue of ridding American society of all accountability and integrity, the Justice Department said in a court filing that “holding defendants in jail because they can’t afford to make bail is unconstitutional.”
According to NBC News:
It’s the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can’t pay.
“Bail practices that incarcerate indigent individuals before trial solely because of their inability to pay for their release violate the Fourteenth Amendment,” the Justice Department said in a friend of court brief, citing the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
Justice Department’s civil rights lawyers said in their brief that courts must consider a person’s indigence and look at other ways of guaranteeing an appearance in court.
This decision came after Maurice Walker, who was arrested for public intoxication, spent six nights in jail because he could not pay his bail of $160. This, according to liberals, is unfair and unjust.
But maybe–just maybe-the purpose of having a set bail amount is how society ensures that the accused person appears in court and maintains safety and stability on the streets. And, regardless of who you are, that is the amount you must pay.
That isn’t fair?
What is not fair is providing a blank check to criminals to commit whatever offense they so choose. This does not hold criminals accountable for their actions as they will be released on the streets immediately to just commit another crime.
Why? Because they cannot pay bail.
Why can’t they pay bail? I’m going to take a leap and say they don’t have jobs. Little to no accountability, discipline, or framework has been a part of these individuals lives and will continue to remain absent with measures like these.
All the Obama administration is doing is encouraging criminals to remain in their degraded state while the rest of society falls prey because of the anemic and limp Justice department.