POSTPONED Rally and vigil to defend bail reform in Cook County

April 12, 2018 - 8:15 AM - 10: 15 AM

219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603

Supporting Organizations: The People's Lobby

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NOTE: This event has been postponed, and thus cancelled by the organizers. We will remove it from our site within 24 hours.

 

Thousands of people are locked up before trial simply because they are too poor to afford bail. We have made progress in decreasing the number of people incarcerated before trial through Chief Judge Evans’ affordable bail order, but Sheriff Tom Dart is attacking and defying this order. He has publicly spoken out against releasing people accused of violent crimes and gun possession, even though these defendants are innocent until proven guilty. And he has refused to release some defendants that judges have ordered released on electronic monitoring.

On April 12, a lawsuit is moving forward against Sheriff Dart for his inexcusable behavior in refusing to release defendants that judges have ordered released prior to trial. Join us in supporting this lawsuit and defending bail reform from Sheriff Dart’s attacks!