State Week: Unpacking the SAFE-T Act

Republicans are using a new state law to raise concerns about crime. They point to Democrats’ passage of what has become known as the SAFE-T Act and specifically a provision to end cash bail in Illinois starting next year. They claim it will lead to dangerous criminals being released and put communities at risk.

Our panel offers a primer on the law, how it came about and what it will do. We also examine the GOP messaging that surrounds the law and how Democrats have failed to fully explain the changes to the public.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and the Chicago Tribune reporter Jeremy Gorner.

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via Illinois Public Radio

September 16, 2022 at 02:43PM

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