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A community solution to cash bail

from Chicago Reporter

When Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, his bail was set at $1.5 million. Later that day, Van Dyke's family posted the $150,000 necessary for him to wait out his case from home. More than a year earlier, in the wake of another fatal police shooting, 18-year-old Davontae Ruth was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer. His bail was set at just $25,000. But Ruth, didn't know anyone who could raise the $2,500 needed to bail him out. So, he was sent to Cook County Jail to await his trial. more

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