Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

tblue37

(65,571 posts)
12. Such a policy would have prevented Sandra Bland's death, as well as the death of many other
Sat Aug 20, 2016, 02:20 PM
Aug 2016

people, mostly POC, who were locked up because of low-level traffic offenses or because of warrants resulting from nonpayment of outrageously multiplying fines from low-level traffic or ordinance violations.

Also, even those who don't end up dead often end up beaten, and many end up losing their jobs and their homes because they re trapped in jail and can't get to work.

This is something that should have been dealt with a long, long time ago. I hope the current bail policy ends up being jettisoned altogether.

Latest Discussions»Latest Breaking News»Justice Department Says P...»Reply #12