Meet the 'progressive' prosecutor who gave Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks 'inappropriately low' bail
Public attention has re-focused on the Milwaukee County District Attorney, John Chisholm, who said the state's recommendation for Darrell Brooks' bail was "inappropriately low."
"Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who's going to go out and kill somebody?" he reportedly told the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal in 2007. "You bet. Guaranteed. It's guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach."
Chilling quote....What do think about this? His original bail was $10,000 but it was lowered to$1,000. If he was detained on $10,000 bail, he would've never been out to do what he did. The prosecutor even admits his bail reform predicted something like this would happen.
Proponents of bail reform say, "If someone commits a crime and they can't afford bail, you are criminalizing poverty!" But, this also means you will let criminals back on the street to commit more crimes. It's rationalized that if a rich person commits a crime, they can afford bail and get out. But, rich people don't commit these types of crimes we see poor people committing. A poor person is more likely to steal from a store than a rich person.
It seems like it makes sense, but it breaks down once you realize that it just gives poor people an excuse to commit more crimes. If a poor person can't afford bail, then they shouldn't have committed the crime. It's sort of like the "starving person in the street argument." They are choosing to not get a job.If someone refuses to get a job to help themselves (not counting mental illness), they are choosing starvation for themselves. This is freedom. I was eating in a Burger King once and a homeless man was in there talking to a customer. The customer told him, "Go talk to the manager about a job." He said "no" and kept asking the customer for a dollar. I can sympathize with people, but there comes a point where starvation is freedom.