South Side man accused in fatal shooting of man who was smoking cannabis with friends in Brainerd in February
“This is a horrible tragedy. This is a horrible event,” Willis said before setting $250,000 bail, for which Belfield must post $25,000 to be released. The judge also ordered him to be placed on electronic monitoring, meaning he will not be able to go anywhere outside his home besides court.chicagotribune.com
Detroit bail bondsman creates program to help people navigate justice system
“If you want to end the school to prison pipeline, you have to educate,” Banks said. Her business isn’t about profiting off of people who’ve been arrested, but educating them on the judicial system so they can navigate it successfully. “My heart hurts when I put these people in a jail and they don’t know where to go, they don’t know what lawyers to hire, they don’t know anything about the system,” Banks said. “So, what happened?”Banks created a program called Sticky Situations, a program to educate others on how the judicial system deals with financial literacy, behavioral issues, racism and more. “You’re brilliant enough to figure out a scheme on credit card fraud, but you don’t know how to own a credit card,” Banks said.
Nonprofits bail people out of Detroit jails amid pandemic
DETROIT Dozens of people in the Detroit area were bailed out of jail during the coronavirus pandemic by nonprofits pushing to dismantle the cash bail system. Roughly 55 people in the area have been bailed out of jail during the pandemic by Michigan Liberation and The Bail Project, a national nonprofit with an office within the Detroit Justice Center. Under Michigan law, cash bail can be used for any criminal offense. The group was leading a coalition of organizations planning a Mothers Day bailout event for Black women. Loomis Quinlan said Michigan Liberation considers cases of bail up to $7,500, but $2,500 is the highest single amount the organization has paid so far.