Bail Reform Goes Big With Smart Bill From Senators Kamala Harris, Rand Paul
Bail reform goes big with smart bill from senators Kamala Harris, Rand Paul
California’s harsh bail policies swell the state’s jails and disrupt poor people’s lives to achieve an outcome — getting those charged with crimes to show up for court hearings — that can be achieved in ways that are less costly to taxpayers and less likely to cause job loss and family suffering.
That’s why The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board has supported major changes in state policies, such as those proposed by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, and state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys. It’s why we now offer our enthusiastic endorsement of a proposal for national bail …