Would You Want “The Purge Law” to Pass in Montana?
Illinois could be making history by passing a new law that some people are calling “The Purge Law.”
Now, if you’ve ever seen "The Purge" movies, you know that the plot is interesting. In the film, citizens of America have 24 hours to commit any crime they want without any repercussions. We’re talking murder, theft, destruction- you name it.
Illinois will be the first state in the U.S. to eliminate cash bail, recently reported by Travel Noire. The ramifications of passing this kind of law have many thinking this could lead to a rise in crime, kind of like “The Purge.”
The ‘Safe-T’ Act is an acronym for ‘Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today' and it will get rid of cash bail entirely. This act will begin January 1st 2023 in Illinois. The lawmakers believe this act will minimize arrests and limit people put away based on the crime they committed.
However, some people think this sort of law will motivate people to commit more crimes. There are currently 12 non-detainable offenses where this law will put an end to the cash bailout.
The law includes arson, aggravated battery, burglary, drug offenses, drug-induced homicide, eluding, fleeing, kidnapping, intimidation, aggravated driving under the influence, threatening a public official, and second-degree murder.
With this law being so debatable, people have called for this kind of thing in the U.S. for many years. Three out of five inmates in jail have not been convicted of any crimes, according to Travel Noire. This means jails are fuller for longer amounts of time because the pre-trial process can take weeks, sometimes months, even years.
Most of you may remember when the former Jake's employee attacked four people in the Billings restaurant. He apparently had a record of criminal activity, but hadn't done time behind bars. Is the story behind that situation related to how full jails are locally? Check it out here.