Two Illinois lawmakers share opposing thoughts on the SAFE T Act

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Two Illinois lawmakers discuss the SAFE T Act, which is set to go into effect on Jan 1. Both lawmakers offer different opinions on what they believe will change for Illinois once enacted. The Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity Today, or SAFE-T, Act, was approved by the previous General Assembly in 2021. The bill makes several changes, including the elimination of cash bail. The Act has led to both outrage against and strong support for the measure from the public. State Rep. Adam Neimerg, R-Teutopolis, said that Democrats sneakily passed the measure, leaving little time for its opponents to debate it.

LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, said that many Republicans are spreading false information regarding the Act.

The law goes into effect Jan 1. and removes cash bail and limits who can be arrested and held in jail depending on the nature of their crime.

story from Illinois Radio Network

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September 16, 2022 at 05:39AM

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