70% of Those Released on $0 Bail Commit New Crimes
(Woodland, CA) – August 22, 2022 – In April of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the California Judicial Council imposed a statewide Emergency Bail Schedule, also known as $0 Bail.
Yolo County District Attorney blames $0 bail for hundreds of new crimes
“Since April 13, 2020, individuals released on $0 bail have committed over 908 new crimes,” states a press release issued by Yolo County DA Jeff Reisig.
“It’s one thing to receive an opposition letter from, you know, four-letter groups that have been out there for 30, 40 years, understandably, holding hands talking about the way the world should be…And it’s another to say, ‘Well, that’s wonderful, but what about my damn daughter? What are you gonna do for her?’”
- Governor Gavin Newsom
After smash-and-grab thefts across California, is it time to reconsider Proposition 47?
The measure was Proposition 47, co-authored by then-San Francisco — now Los Angeles — Dist. Atty. George Gascón