Since Chicago has adopted an “affordable bail” approach that allows more people charged with violent crimes to pay a fee to be released, at least 32 have been arrested for committing violent crimes after they were put back out on the streets.
CWBChicago reported Tuesday that it “identified 32 people who were charged with committing murder, attempted murder, or aggravated battery with a firearm while free on bail for serious felonies in 2020.”
Four of those identified by the outlet were “charged with shooting, and sometimes killing, more than one person.”
“But the actual number of killings and shootings committed by persons on bail is almost certainly much higher. As of the new year, arrests have been made in just 27% of Chicago’s 2020 murders and 2.7% (Yes. Two point seven percent) of non-fatal shootings, according to [Chicago Police Department] data,” the outlet reported.
CWBChicago pointed to the most famous 2020 example of a violent offender being released and