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Most of the main advocates of liberation reform bail did not respond to Fox News requests for comment on the $ 5 million cash deposit swhere Darrell Brooks, Jr., the suspect in the Waukesha The Christmas Parade vehicle attack that killed five adults and one child is underway.
By the time Brooks allegedly smashed his SUV into the Christmas parade crowd on Sunday, he had been released from jail on what Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, called it " inappropriately low "deposit amount of $ 1,000. Critics have claimed that liberal prosecutors 'bail reform efforts led to tragedy.
Fox News contacted the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Marshall Project, the Brennan Center for Law and Justice, The Bail Project, Essie JuStice Group and the ACLU, seeking comment on whether these bail reform organizations viewed Brooks' bail as too high or too low. None of them responded to the request for comment.
MEET THE " PROGRESSIVE "ATTORNEY WHO GIVEN WAUKESHA PARADE THE SUSPECT DARRELL BROOKS " INAPPROPRIATELY WEAK "ON BOND
Insha Rahman , vice president of advocacy and partnerships at the Vera Institute of Justice, did not comment on the sufficiency or insufficiency of the bond amount, but claimed that a "system of pre-emptive services, surveillance and supervision " would address concerns about the ability to suspendts like Brooks to break free when they could pose a danger to society.
Darrell Brooks, center, is escorted out of the courtroom after his initial appearance in court Tuesday from Waukesha County to Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
"The problem with our deposit system is money, "Rahman told Fox News in an inte review on Wednesday." Money is not a good factor in determining whether someone will be safe when they are. released pre-trial. "
" A better way to make pre-trial decisions about whether people are going to be released is to have the right system of pre-trial services in place, " ", argued the defender of bail reform, listing services such as" supervision, monitoring,i, support and advice. "
She argued that a good system of pre-emptive services“ could have prevented the tragedy that occurred in Waukesha. ”Such a system would include "a person's needs assessment." "stability issues, concerns about their mental health, certainly about their ability to deal with anger and violence.
Police clean up debris left behind from a driver who entered the downtown Main Street Christmas parade on November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Jim Vondruska / Images; Wisoncin DOJ)
" All his problems could have been solved, "argued Rahman. " The fact that there was a victim in thishe case that was at risk of being injured or injured again are all factors that a court must take into account when deciding whether to detain someone. "
Even under current Wisconsin law, Rahman argued, "the prosecutor could have applied for remand, and the court could have ordered it. impose, but they chose not to. "
Five adult victims killed in attack on Waukesha parade. A sixth victim, this one a child, was announced in court on Tuesday.