Defendants Released on Bond Are Not Driving Chicago's High Rate of Weekend Violence
from Chicago Sun-Times
As the city ofChicago continues to face violent weekends, blame is being placed on the pretrial justice practices in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The criticism is misleading because pretrial defendants released on bond are not driving the weekend crime statistics. In fact, 99.8 percent of felony defendants released on bail do not receive charges of new gun-related violent crime while their cases are pending.
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