Waukesha Atrocity Should Herald an End to the Bail Charade

People gesture as they speak to a police officer after a car plowed through a crowd at a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., November 21, 2021. (Jordan Woynilko/Social media video/Handout via Reuters)
Don’t set fictional $5 million bail. Deny bail to defendants who can be established by clear evidence as dangers to the community.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast Sunday’s atrocity in Waukesha, a mass-murder attack by a career violent criminal that ravaged a community celebration, has brought to the fore the issue of cash bail — a bête noir of self-styled criminal-justice “reformers” and thus a top agenda item of the Progressive Prosecutor Project.

Stated succinctly, Darrell Brooks Jr. had no business being out on bail. He has a two-decade record of forcible felonies. When he killed six people (a death toll that could go higher) and injured dozens of others by ramming through a parade at high speed in his SUV, he was on low-bail release on

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