Saturday, August 20, 2016

Obama’s DOJ Gives Poor License to Commit Crime: Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail

I wrote a few weeks ago that the day is coming where Liberals will argue that Blacks shouldn’t be charged with the crimes they commit because it would be racist act against them by society. 
Well, this latest pronouncement by the DOJ is an incremental shift toward that goal and it is outrageous.    

NBC News reports holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. 

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.

More here

This is absolutely ridiculous line of thinking by the Obama administration.  This is yet another step by Libs to destroy the civil society and cause mayhem and upheaval so they can impose more government control.