The National Judicial College recently surveyed their members with the following question: “Should the money-based bail system be abolished?” More than 800 judges responded and 69% said NO. Bail reform rejected by judges is no surprise. Judges understand better than anyone that the bail system puts public safety first. Why is bail reform rejected by judges? … Read moreBail Reform Rejected by 69% of Judges in Recent Survey
Dear Elected Official, I am writing today because I am a victim of domestic violence, and I have concerns on how and why my attacker was released from jail so quickly and easily. In September 2017, my then boyfriend, Robert Wayne Hill, began attacking me after a phone call he had been on. He hung … Read moreVictim of Domestic Violence Begs Elected Officials to Protect Texas Families
14 Houston Criminal Court at Law judges, citing irreparable harm, warn Fifth Circuit about bail reform initiatives and growing FTA rates The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today issued a statement following news that fourteen Harris County Criminal Court at Law judges have demanded an injunction to stop federal Judge Lee Rosenthal’s bail reform order, … Read morePRESS RELEASE: TASC Issues Statement on Rising Failure-to-Appear Rates in Harris County
Three new members have backgrounds in victim advocacy and crime prevention, and will help guide organization’s educational and outreach efforts The Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC) today announced the addition of three new members to its organization, including Stacie Rumenap, President of Stop Child Predators, Roberto Garcia, Founder and President/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Family & Friends of … Read morePress Release: Nationally Recognized Victims’ Rights Advocates Join Texas Alliance for Safe Communities
Texas Alliance for Safe Communities will work to hold Texas decision-makers accountable for policies that put dangerous criminals back onto our streets AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Alliance for Safe Communities (TASC), a non-profit, 501(c)(4) coalition of public safety advocates, was today launched with the mission of working alongside Texans to promote common sense public policies … Read morePRESS RELEASE: New Advocacy Organization Launches To Promote Public Safety Solutions In Texas
The following news articles are proof positive of the dangers of bail reform policies around the United States. In many of these instances, defendants released on unsecured bonds/personal recognizance went on to recommit serious offenses while out of jail, creating a revolving door in county jails. Many of these stories also paint the true picture … Read moreNews Stories Document Communities At Risk Due to Revolving Doors for Criminals.
Reprinted from The Dallas Morning News – By Kim Sanders As a detective for the Dallas Police Department, I took an oath to protect my fellow citizens for more than 30 years. Though retired, I still take that oath very seriously, which is why I know firsthand that so-called ”bail reform” initiatives put the lives of … Read moreKeep Harmful Harris County Bail Reform Out of Dallas
Reprinted from the Houston Chronicle – By Michael Kubosh As a Houston city councilman, I go to work each day with a mandate to protect taxpayers and ensure our city government is held accountable. I am also one of thousands of Texas bail agents who put their safety and capital on the line each day to keep … Read moreTexas Can’t Afford to Give Criminals a Get Out of Jail Free Card