‘Should the cash bail system be discontinued?’

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STREET BEAT

Ronda Dixon

Los Angeles

“Yes, because the system favors people who can post cash bail. I’m a criminal lawyer and I get people that may not be guilty, but remain in jail because they can’t afford bail.”

Avon Waters

Los Angeles

“That system has been going on for a long time now. It’s about time it ended. Many people have been hurt.”

Tony Klein

Leimert Park

“The people that are white collar criminals, it’s easy for them to do a six-figure bail, whereas other people who can’t make bail get stuck in the system.”

Eulanda Matthews

Leimert Park

“I think it is discriminatory in practice.  The wealthy … can fight their case from the street because they can afford the bail.  It should be tied to one’s income level and not necessarily the offense that they are charged with.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Leimert Park.