Illinois State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement after a Kankakee County judge declared the provision ending cash bail in the Democrat’s SAFE-T Act unconstitutional:
“From day one I have fought the Democrat-pushed and hastily crafted SAFE-T Act that would put families, victims and law enforcement in danger. Democrats refused to listen to legal professionals and law enforcement; instead they used their supermajority status to steamroll the legislation through the process resulting in the unconstitutional ruling.
This all could have been avoided if the Democrats had simply held real bipartisan working groups and hearings that took into consideration the testimony of law enforcement, states attorneys, victim advocates and others. Let’s see if the lesson is learned.”