ST. CHARLES – In response to the Illinois Supreme Court ruling the SAFE-T Act’s provision of ending cash bail as constitutional, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released the following statement:
“In the waning hours of the 101st General Assembly, Illinois Democrats rammed through one of the most problematic criminal justice reform packages ever seen. This act rewrote the book on everything and abolished cash bail, ignoring input from law enforcement and fundamentally changing judicial discretion. Even Democrat State’s Attorneys sued because of the mounting public safety concerns.
“Yet today, we received the disappointing news that the Illinois Supreme Court declared this questionable law constitutional. Once again, we are left with the Democrat’s extreme progressive agenda that unnecessarily places families and our dedicated law enforcement at greater risk.”