July 12, 2017 - Criminals are a special Interest Group, and Politicians are getting ready to pay for them, with your money. SB10 is being presented to the CA. Assembly very soon. If it passes, victims of crimes and Taxpayers will cover all cost for Legal Counsel, trials, warrants, court fees, and fugitive recovery cost. Currently, Bail Agents bear this responsibility. SB10 eliminates the Bail industry and puts 100% liability on citizens and Law Enforcement. It will make California a fugitive state.
SB10 Bail Reform
- Increases Taxes
- Eliminates Jobs
- Emboldens Criminals
- Enables repeat offenders
- Puts Citizens and Law enforcement in harm's way
Lipstick Bail Bonds has offices throughout California in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Ana. Sisters Teresa and Lisa Golt of Lipstick Bail Bonds have been working with Dog The Bounty Hunter, The Senate and Assembly to give a better understanding of how bail agencies help the system, ensure criminals show up to court and are accountable.
They explained the actual cost for Bail. "Typically bonds go for as low as 7%-8% of the total bail amount with very little or nothing as a deposit. Payments are determined by what a family or individual can pay. Bail agents do not charge interest. Sometimes payments run as long as 2 years. The 10% number noted by Bail reform is the maximum allowed and rarely negotiated." It is the Gov. and Judges that set bail cost, not bail bond companies. How much is bail?
Drug possession/ Gov't set bail $10,000 = Actual cost with 7% Bail Bond $700
- Sexual Offenses – Armed with Firearm or Deadly Weapon / Govt. set bail $50,000= Actual bail cost with Avg 7% Bail Bond $3,500
- Drug dealer with priors selling to minors $100,000=$7,000 Bail
You can pick your crime and determine the bail amount
The California Senate voted to pass SB10 5/31/2017 Senate Vote even though the Assembly appropriations committee concluded on 5/22/17 Bail Reform will cost CA. tens to hundreds of millions for court-appointed attorneys to defend cases and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for pretrial services http://bit.ly/2pH9QwB
SB10 has been marketed by (D) Senator Bob Hertzberg, (D) Assemblyman Rob Bonta and the ACLU with a variety of spin marketing tactics and guilt videos in order to gain support. Minority children are marched out with signs that say "poverty is not a crime." In Speeches, they claim it is "only poor people who commit crimes." The ACLU puts out videos using rare cases of innocent people who could not afford bail in order to give the impression this is common practice. Facts are distorted stating that "62%+ of the people in jail are there because they cannot afford bail." This is not true. A few might not be able to afford bail but the majority are in jail because of failure to appear, lying during an interview, prior arrest, warrants, a severity of a crime, and the list goes on.
Bail reform protects the bottom line of criminals that take advantage of the most vulnerable. Here is a short list of crimes and groups that benefit from SB10 Bail Reform. Organized crime, human traffickers and gangs. The local meth, heroin, or crack dealer that sells to high school kids; the burglar or mugger that stole everything from your home or wallet; Car theft and break-ins as well as the car-jacker who just took your ride; pedophiles arrested in neighborhoods are simply released back; child pornographers and producers; Rapist's that drug their victims. Bail Reform covers these criminals under the mask of "Poverty is not a crime". These people are not poor. They are well funded by their crimes. The advocates of this bill would have us believe that poor people commit these crimes. Poor people don't commit crimes. Criminals commit crimes. Poverty is not a crime--stealing, abusing and molesting are crimes, and low-income families and are equally victimized by these criminals.
Last month AB42 a near twin toSB10 was brought before the CA. Assembly click here to see the vote 100% of supporting votes are Democrats. Why. (D) Assemblyman Rob Bonta released a statement , where he compares Bail reform to universal healthcare, housing affordability, Education and environmental protection. The goal seems to be to make crime affordable for everyone in California! Has common sense been lost on our leaders? Call your Assemblyman Today and encourage them to vote against SB10.
SB10 questions for likely scenarios
- As a police officer: Will you to continue to rush out and risk your life on a crime you know will have no ramifications for the assailant, who also knows this? Not Likely
- As a citizen: Will you continue to call 911 knowing the criminal will simply be let go? No
- As a criminal: Will you to continue profiting from your crime knowing there are no ramifications? Yes
- As an Assemblyman Will you put citizens and Law enforcement in harm's way while also raising taxes for the benefit of criminals? TBD
The CA. Senate sent a message to criminals across the country when it passed SB10 Bail Reform. Crime Pays! If you are currently struggling with crime in another state, come to CA. We will create the ideal atmosphere to support your activity. We will pay for your defense and ensure no jail time. Californians are so wealthy they can afford to be victims, and we are willing to pay top dollar for crime
There is no accountability under SB10 for criminals to show up in court or for law enforcement to bring them in. It solves nothing, it emboldens criminals, and it puts citizens and law enforcement at much greater risk.
This is happening very quickly. Contact your Assemblyman TODAY. Encourage them to vote against Bail Reform and those who are failing to protect the most vulnerable in our state...us.