When people are arrested, barring circumstances where they are judged to be high-risk or a danger to run, they are given bail.
Whether we approve of the individual or not is not the question, only their Constitutional rights.
When Kyle Rittenhouse was hit with a $2 million bond and some outsiders helped fund his release, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who regularly takes up the case of criminals, went ballistic.
How many times have we heard AOC rail about bail hurting alleged criminals and preventing them from being freed from jail?
So, when private citizens step up to help someone they believe has been wrongly charged, it should be a reason to celebrate, right?
Well, that is not the case if you are AOC and the individual charged has been associated with conservatives…
People who argue that dramatic changes to policing, including budgetary ones, will mean “violent people will be let out of jail to roam free” rarely ever acknowledge that’s actually the current system we have today for the privileged https://t.co/MXnm6h3PdZ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 21, 2020
AOC was not alone in protesting Rittenhouse getting out on bail.
Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush (D-MO), who is a known BLM activist, also went off…
80% of Texas county jail inmates who have died from COVID-19 were in pre-trial detention and had not been convicted of any crimes.
If Kyle Rittenhouse can be released, is pre-trial detention really an issue of public safety?
We need to decarcerate to save lives. https://t.co/CxjJaItAa6
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 21, 2020
Rittenhouse would still be in jail were it not for My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and actor Ricky Shroeder, who together put up the money for his bond.
You can read more about this report in the New York Post.