“LA is finished watch how bad it gets out there. SMH,” Jackson said in a July 6 Instagram reel, which included a news segment about a court ruling that eliminates bail for anyone charged with a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony.
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Los Angeles city officials implemented the zero-bail policy during the pandemic to ease pressure on crowded jails. It expired in July 2022.
However, Judge Lawrence Riff ruled last month that cash bail was unconstitutional and ordered Los Angeles to reinstate zero bail. According to reports, woke District Attorney George Gascon—did not even bother to lawyers to argue in defense of the cash-bail system.
Gascon, whose campaign was underwritten in large part by pro-anarchist oligarch George Soros, has been a strong supporter of criminal justice reform that favors criminals. A 2022 effort to recall him failed after the county clerk’s office declared some 195,000 signatures to be invalid.
Unsurprisingly, crime in Los Angeles has been on the rise since zero bail was reinstated.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has pushed back on the policy, maintaining it will continue to enforce bail in applicable cases.
“The Department is aware of the preliminary injunction regarding the cash bail system, and of course will comply with any court-ordered bail schedule,” the office said in a statement.
“The County is also working with the court and other stakeholders to explore ways to reduce the number of people held before arraignment because they can’t afford bail and to provide the Sheriff greater release options to safely reduce the jail population, while always prioritizing public safety,” it added.
Several other leftist cities, including New York City, have embraced similar “bail reform” policies. And each time, crime rises as a result. In New York, for example, 43% of the criminals arrested between July 2020 and June 2021 and released on bail were rearrested.
In a follow-up post on Sunday, “50 Cent” took aim at the media for reporting his past “run-ins with the law.”
“Hey I understand why Deadline is reporting my opinion. I’m a big deal, but why did they write I had run in’s with the law? 👀Im a born again Christian!” he wrote on Instagram.
The rapper was one of several prominent black entertainers to come out in support of then-President Donald Trump during the 2020 election but later backpedaled under duress from others in the entertainment industry.