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David Quintana, a lobbyist for the California Bail Agents Association, told the Wall Street Journal that the bill could cost up to 7,000 jobs, while making it easier for suspects to skip out on their court dates. Crime is going down too.

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For decades Washington, D.C. has operated an effective pretrial system with nearly no money bail. They think that this is going to actually result in more people being detained pretrial, and they have concerns about biases that exists within the court system. "We need to end preventable deaths and to do so without jeopardizing the safety of law enforcement officers", Atkins said in a statement.

The state Senate has already approved the measure but must sign off on changes made in the Assembly.

California is at the forefront of a national campaign to end money bail that has also recently seen states like New Jersey and New Mexico adopt polices to circumvent the for-profit bail industry, though none had yet eliminated bail completely.

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"It can not guarantee a substantial reduction in the number of Californians detained while awaiting trial, nor does it sufficiently address racial bias in pretrial decision making", leaders of three American Civil Liberties Union chapters in California said in a joint statement. Bob Hertzberg, along with Assemblyman Rob Bonta, right. The new law grants broad discretion to judges to hold or release defendants.

The judge said her decision was tied to recent reforms that set a high bar for holding suspects without bail. But if crime rates escalate, for whatever reason, no one should underestimate the political temptation that will gain renewed strength to maximize incarceration again, no matter how unequal, unjust, or remote from the actual causes and consequences of lawbreaking.

With someone's release now determined by individualized factors including current charges and prior convictions, pretrial freedom is no longer exclusively for the most well-heeled criminal defendants. That time can be extended by 12 hours if necessary.

Similar numbers in California and other states moving away from cash bail would clinch the case for this reform. Rather than requiring defendants to pay in order to be released before trial, their release will hinge on an assessment of their risk to public safety.

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