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On Tuesday Californians will register their vote on a number of propositions. Here at United Reporting we are especially interested in the outcome of Prop 25.
It is officially called “The Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum of 2020.”
Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) “would replace cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects awaiting trials.”
Its passage would mean “the end of cash bail for all detained suspects awaiting trial.” In its place would be a determination of “public safety and flight risk.”
Spokesman Jeff Clayton asserts that “while we all agree that bail reform is necessary, this costly, reckless plan will use racially-biased computer algorithms to decide who gets stuck in jail and who goes free.”
Former Asm. Joe Coto (D) adds that “the biggest flaw in SB 10 is the use of computer programs to make important justice decisions.”
Supporters of a “No” vote include the California Republican Party, The ACLU of Southern California, California Black Chamber of Commerce, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, California NAACP State Conference, Human Rights Watch and the California Small Business Association.
As ABC 10 says, “A no vote rejects the bill passed by lawmakers and keeps bail alive in California.”