Sen. Fowler reacts to changes made in controversial ‘SAFE-T’ Act

State Senator Dale Fowler has released the following statement following the Senate passage of Amendment 1 and 2 to House Bill 1095, which makes changes to the dangerous SAFE-T Act:

“For two years, State’s Attorneys around this state have been warning of the dangerous effects the new no cash bail system found in the SAFE-T Act will have on our communities. While I am pleased to see some changes that address those concerns, this latest bill doesn’t go far enough to give prosecutors and judges the broad discretion they need to hold dangerous offenders in jail while awaiting their trial.

“We should be working to hold violent criminals more accountable while protecting the victims and innocent people across our state.”

Dale Fowler

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