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The The White House continues to push to end the cash bond - saying the decision to detain the defendants should be based on the threat they pose to the company, not their ability to post the bond.
The subject of cash bond policies came to the fore this week after Darrell Brooks Jr. , 39, is said to have walked through an innocent crowd attending a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring dozens more.
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"The end of the cash bail will not automatically put people accused of crimes on the streets "a White House official told Fox News. "It just means that your release on bail should be based on the threat you pose, not how much money you have in your bank account.
"It doesn't there should be no criminal justice system for wealthy Americans, "the official added.
" Ultimately, this is a decision made by local courts "the official said, referring to Milwaukee County prosecutors releasing Brooks on bail.
Brooks had an extensive criminal history dating back to 1999, including multiple felonies. A convicted sex offender, Brooks has posted bail twice in Wisconsin this year - despite an active warrant for jumping bail on a sex felony charge in Nevada.
Earlier this month Here, Milwaukee prosecutors only asked for $ 1,000 bail for Brooks after he was arrested and charged with punching his girlfriend in the face and then knocking her over with his car in a parking service station. Prosecutors now admit bail was "inappropriate
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Brooks' criminal history ranges from multiple convictionsfor guns and batteries and strangling sexual offenses and drug charges on a 50-page rap sheet that
Last month, the White House released a 42- page report titled "National Strategy for Gender Equity and Equity " which called for work "to end cash bail and reform our custody system.
(Waukesha PD / AP)
The White House has said eliminating the cash bond is a step governments can take to address gender and racial disparities .
Calls to end the cash bond come as FBI data shows an unprecedented rise in violent crime, with murder numbers increasing nearly 30% in the United States. United in 2020, the largest single-year increase since the FBI began tracking statistics.
The overall violent crime rate, which also includes Assault, robbery and rape , increased by 5% in 2020 compared to 2019.
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A letter from President Joe Biden and DeputyPresident Kamala Harris included in the report last month argues that reforms are necessary to promote equality, claiming that America has "never fully respected " the idea that each of us " 'between us are equal in dignity and deserve to be treated equally. "
Biden delivers a speechtion on the White House campus, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)
"This strategy sets an ambitious agenda for this administration and those to come - a roadmap to help our nation to bridge the pernicious gender gaps and propel us towards a world of equal opportunity for all, "the letter read. " Ensuring that all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of gender identity or other factors, is not just a moral imperative. This is a strategic imperative. "
Biden responded to the attack, claiming that the entire community of Waukesha is " struggling to cope with horrific acts of violence. "
The president said families gathered at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday for " the start of the season of hope ", but said " l hope and'spirit will lift the spirits of the victims of the tragedy. "
A memorial at Veterans Park for the victims of the fatal Sunday Christmas Parade crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (AP Photo / Jeffrey Phelps)
"My administration is monitoring the situation very closely, " the president said on Monday.
The attache of pWhite House resse Jen Psaki said the White House "is in close contact with local authorities to offer all necessary support and assistance.
"Our hearts are with the families and the whole community, "she said.
Fox News 'Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.