Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby Hornswoggle » Jan 23rd, 2018, 6:44 pm

Here is article here on castanet

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... -gets-bail

What do you think? Kill someone and get released on 20k bail. Make ya feel safe?

How could the judge do this? Doesnt seem like the right decision to me
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby Even Steven » Jan 23rd, 2018, 7:22 pm

The judge that makes the call is the one who knows the details of the crime and the person accused. Based on that information he/she makes a decision whether or not this person is dangerous to other people or is a flight risk.

We don't have the same information and thus our opinion isn't relevant nor informed.

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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby Bsuds » Jan 23rd, 2018, 7:27 pm

Even Steven wrote: our opinion isn't relevant nor informed.


That's never stopped us in the past.... :smt045
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby the truth » Jan 23rd, 2018, 10:34 pm

judges would never make a mistake, [icon_lol2.gif] because they think their perfect
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby JayByrd » Jan 23rd, 2018, 11:54 pm

And if he wasn't granted bail, people would complain after his sentencing (assuming he is sentenced) about credit for time served.
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby normaM » Jan 24th, 2018, 7:58 am

If he killed her, with her young children present - 20,000 is a farce.
Don't care if he isn't a risk to flee or murder again
He can sit in jail
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby dogspoiler » Jan 24th, 2018, 8:14 am

Hornswoggle wrote:Here is article here on castanet

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... -gets-bail

What do you think? Kill someone and get released on 20k bail. Make ya feel safe?

How could the judge do this? Doesnt seem like the right decision to me


Not saying I agree with the bail, but I wonder if the concept of "presumed innocent until proven guilty" has anything to do with it.
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Re: Accused Killer Gets Bail *_*

Postby JayByrd » Jan 24th, 2018, 8:29 am

Judges generally need a really good reason to deny bail. Denying bail is essentially keeping someone in prison who hasn't been convicted of a crime, so the standard for justifying that is pretty high. As Even Steven said, flight risk, or posing a further risk to the community, tend to be the only reasons. Even that couple in California who locked up and starved all their kids, weren't denied bail. The bail amount was incredibly high, but they were not denied bail. Remember too that bail usually comes with conditions...curfews, restrictions from certain areas, contact with certain people, possession of certain devices, etc.
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