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A White Woman Was Caught On Tape Selling Heroin, But Police Arrested A Black Woman Instead - The Appeal
She alleges (plausibly) that she had absolutely no resemblance to the woman caught on video but was arrested and had an impossibly high bail set.
police  overprosecution  law  bail  racism  via:reddit 
august 2019 by mcherm
New Orleans Court Ordered To Stop Funding Itself On The Backs Of The Poor – The Appeal
Federal judge says New Orleans practice of funding the courts from a fraction of bail costs is unconstitutional. Savings in jail costs should immediately be enough to fund courts if fewer people are required to pay bail.
via:reddit  law  bail  prison 
august 2018 by mcherm
Federal Judge Orders Man Released After SF Courts Repeatedly Fail to Follow Bail Law
Egregious right-to-reasonable-bail case. Homeless man held on huge bond despite repeated interventions by a higher court.
law  4thAmmendment  bail  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
How All New Yorkers Killed Kalief Browder -- NYMag
Key statistic: 60% of US prisoners have not been convicted of a crime. (Is that TRUE??!)
prison  law  bail  via:reddit 
july 2015 by mcherm

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