C. Anthony Muse

Bail doesn't keep us safe

Bail doesn't keep us safe

Legislation rewriting the rules for cash bail was almost completely re-written before it passed the Maryland state Senate, and the revised version is in some ways an improvement over the original. But make no mistake, it still represents an all-out effort by the bail bonds industry to dial back reforms approved this year by the judiciary and to stop any movement to de-emphasize cash bail in Maryland's pre-trial release system. The Legislative Black Caucus took a courageous step last week when it voted to oppose the measure despite the fact that its chief sponsor, Sen. C. Anthony Muse of Prince George's County, is a member. We hope leaders in the House of Delegates will hear the group's...

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