Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove Stands Behind Bail Reform Bill on Pure Principle

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) has expressed support for SB 10 (Hertzberg), which would eliminate California’s money bail system and replace the current pretrial process with one that would require local courts to establish pretrial assessment programs.

SB 10 would eliminate cash money bail for many awaiting trial on misdemeanors and would ensure that individuals are held only if they are a threat to public safety or are at risk of missing their court dates.

“As members of the Legislature, we need to enact effective criminal justice reform policy that does not strap the liberty and future of those repeatedly at the receiving end of implicit bias within a broken, unjust system,” said Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles). “No bill, including SB 10, will provide a silver bullet, but we now have a moral obligation to wrap our arms around this issue in order to find a proactive remedy. Failure would only occur if those in power do nothing for those they’re committed to serve.”

SB 10 passed the Senate Floor today and will now make its way to the Governor. 

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Assemblywoman Kamlager-Dove proudly represents California’s 54th Assembly District which consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw district, Culver City, Holmby Hills, Ladera, Mar Vista, Pals, Rancho Park and parts of South Los Angeles. 

Website of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove: https://a54.asmdc.org/

CONTACT: Emmanuel J. Aguayo (916) 319-2054