Mizeur: "Why [is] the discontinuation of the money bail system - which tends to put a price on people's heads for their freedom ... something that is not on the list for further consideration?"
Clyburn: "We are very realistic in terms of bail here in Maryland. Bail bondsmen they have a lobby - a very strong lobby - and there is a reason why they're still here. We believe if you get a judge involved very early on this process and you start to divert individuals to community service, home detention, drug treatment, you get that type of flexibility, you can slowly move away from monetary bail. But to take it on and say as part of this proposal do away with monetary bail, lets be realistic here."
Mizeur: "With all due respect sir, if I'm hearing you right you are allowing the strength of a lobby..."
Clyburn: "No you are, the legislature is. We're being realistic politically."
Mizeur: "... to influence a judicial task force recommendation on what may or may not be the right policy for the state."
Clyburn: "We are not rejecting changing monetary bail. We are putting in a platform to give enough flexibility that you don't have to use monetary bail."