Friday, September 9, 2022

Orland Park, IL Mayor Keith Pekau warns of upcoming 2023 $0 bail.

In an interview with Fox News Digital on Thursday, Chicago-area Mayor Keith Pekau called out the Democratic-led state legislature for passing what’s been dubbed the 2021 SAFE-T Act, which aims to enact "extensive reform impacting many areas of the criminal justice system" at the start of 2023.

Pekau, a Republican leading the city of Orland Park, Illinois, said the 780-page bill was passed "in the middle of the night, with just 40 minutes of debate" and was purposely designed by Democrats to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, after the midterm election knowing what it will do to escalate crime.
[...] Pekau said he felt compelled to speak out against the 2021 SAFE-T Act. He said the legislation will allow suspects charged with kidnapping – as well as second-degree murder, drug-induced homicide, aggravated battery, burglary, robbery and arson – to be released on $0.

"We already have this problem a little bit in Cook County, where they're letting violent criminals out on low bail or no bail. And you’ve seen what's happening in Chicago with crime and how much crime has spiked because of it," Pekau told Fox News Digital. "Like that policy on steroids is what this is. And it will be completely statewide, and it's a law. So it's not like the police can do anything."

Pekau is running for U.S. House. He'd get my vote if I lived in this district.

No comments: