Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Illinois' purge law: First person released under no-cash bail law allegedly attacked four cops with pepper spray

A suburban woman, Esmeralda Aguilar, who was in downtown Chicago early Sunday morning to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, allegedly sprayed four police officers with pepper spray. 

She is the first person booked in Cook County under the SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail in Illinois. Judges have two choices for criminal defendants. Lock them up with no bail or set them free as they await a trial date. 

Aguilar was set free. 

According to CWB Chicago, Aguilar has been charged "with four counts of aggravated battery against a police officer."

Let "the purge" begin.


Anonymous said...

Eliminating cash bail saves tax money. Those arrested don’t stay long enough to get free meals, jail uniforms, or medical care. Got to look on the bright side of societal collapse.

Marathon Pundit said...

Can we save more money with jail guard layoffs? Wait, no guards are being laid off?