Have you ever wondered what happens when murderers are granted bail?
Wonder no more, in this medium, we have stridently been opposed to courts allowing accused murderers back onto the streets after they are arrested and charged.
Instead of bail, I have advocated for a speedy trial, so that murder accused can have their day in court.
In the United States, when a black offender is accused of murder, he does not expect that he will be granted bail before trial.
Even if he is ultimately exonerated, he would have already served a lengthy jail time for committing no crime.
You may argue that I am contradicting myself. Actually, no. If a defendant is given a speedy trial, the problem would be remediated, to the greatest extent that it can be.
Poor whites, too, are generally kept locked up after being accused of murder; in actuality, the average person, regardless of color, can expect to spend whatever time the system deems necessary locked in jail to await trial in cases far less serious than homicide.
Of course, if you are a wealthy white or a symbol of white supremacy, you can expect to be granted bail as Kenosha Wisconsin Kyle Rittenhouse was after killing two people and injuring another after crossing state lines with a weapon.
A judge set bail, and white supremacists ponied up the money to spring him from jail.
(Yahoo News reported, Prosecutors in Wisconsin have asked a judge to order Kyle Rittenhouse to stay out of bars, and away from violent white power groups like the Proud Boys.
The request comes a week after Rittenhouse was seen drinking at a tavern outside of Kenosha after pleading not guilty — via Zoom from his lawyer’s office in Racine — at his arraignment Jan. 5 on homicide and other charges related to the Aug. 25 violence in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse, who is free on $2 million bails, had just turned 18 two days earlier. After the hearing, he, his mother, and several other adults went to Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Pleasant. He was seen drinking beer while wearing a t‑shirt reading Free as Fuck).
Black murder defendants cannot get bail; in many cases„ black defendants who are accused of far lesser crimes are [not] granted bail. Just imagine a black murder accused, much less one as high profile as Kyle Rittenhouse, being allowed back onto the streets and was caught in a bar flashing black power signs.
Do you think that prosecutors would be asking the judge to order the defendant to stay away from bars? Or do you believe they would be asking to yank his bail?
These are the two Americas we talk about, when we talk about the so-called Justice system. We saw how some police officers helped the neanderthal white insurrectionists to breach the Capitol, where blood was shed in the halls of Congress.
Rittenhouse’s attorney responded that his client doesn’t belong to or associate — even online — with such groups and called the state’s motion “a not-so-thinly veiled attempt to interject the issue of race into a case that is about a person’s right to self-defense.”