San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, right, calls for the abolition of cash bail for poor defendants during a news conference Tuesday. Herrera and his assistants, Ronald Flynn, center, and Jeremy Goldman, left, said requiring poor defendants to post cash bail unconstitutionally treats them differently than wealthy defendants. San Francisco is the latest city to call for the scrapping of cash bail requirements across the country.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, right, calls for the abolition of cash bail for poor defendants during a news conference Tuesday. Herrera and his assistants, Ronald Flynn, center, and Jeremy Goldman, left, said requiring poor defendants to post cash bail unconstitutionally treats them differently than wealthy defendants. San Francisco is the latest city to call for the scrapping of cash bail requirements across the country. Paul Elias The Associated Press
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, right, calls for the abolition of cash bail for poor defendants during a news conference Tuesday. Herrera and his assistants, Ronald Flynn, center, and Jeremy Goldman, left, said requiring poor defendants to post cash bail unconstitutionally treats them differently than wealthy defendants. San Francisco is the latest city to call for the scrapping of cash bail requirements across the country. Paul Elias The Associated Press

California’s bail law is badly in need of reform

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