The Safe-T Act - Does it improve society or enhance the quality of life?

The Safe-T Act - Does it improve society or enhance the quality of life?

What is the SAFE-T Act? It stands for Safety, Accountability, Fairness & Equity-Today. Signed into Illinois law, set to take place January 1st, 2023. This bill is intended to end cash bail which means an offender will no longer be detained on bail before a trial anymore. All in all, the act includes a range of reforms.

However, here are some intense facts about what this critical bill will actually impose. It is quite possible this change will unravel into complete anarchy, and this is why. The following crimes will no longer be considered detainable offenses in Illinois:

  • Second degree murder
  • Robbery/Burglary
  • Areson
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Aggravated DUI
  • Kidnapping
  • Threatening a public official
  • fleeing & eluding
  • Intimidation
  • Drug induced homicide
  • Prevents law enforcement from searching for missing offenders until 48 hours after they're in violation.

The newly implemented cash bail system will routinely integrate these offenders back into society on a pretrial basis and they will just commit more crimes. These offenders will remain free until a trial date which can take up to 60 days. Unless the judge perceives the offender to be a threat or flight risk meaning the offender will retreat before being found guilty.

Overall, the Safe-T Act does not seem to enhance safety, freedom from fear or improve the communities. Instead, this social experiment is the de-evolution of a system that has been maintaining some social order that may seize to exist.

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