June 12, 2018
"Discrimination has been used over the years to deny black and brown people the ability to be free until convicted. And that is what our constitution says, that you are innocent until proven guilty by a jury of your peers. So when bail has been set, and those persons cannot afford it for lesser crimes, then that is outright discrimination," said Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, who was speaking in favor of legislation that would reform the bail system and make it fair for all by not make it overly reliant on cash. (A.10137A)