Reducing Bail Amounts

Reducing Bail Amounts

Empower Wisconsin reports that a career criminal was charged last month with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. This man had been charged in March with several criminal counts but was out on a one-thousand-dollar bail, which had been reduced by a Milwaukee judge from ten thousand dollars. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm recommended a low bail for the violent career criminal charged in last year’s Waukesha Christmas parade massacre.


Milwaukee is on pace for a record-setting year of crime. Part of that can undoubtedly be attributed to officials not using good judgment in reducing bail amounts, thus making it easier for criminals to strike again. Taking away some of the discretion of district attorneys and judges statewide would be a good first step in stopping repeat criminals in any municipality.

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