Illinois SAFE-T Act to take effect in January

In February of 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the SAFE-T Act into law. The law abolishes cash bail for several different offenses, including violent crimes. Proponents argue that the current cash bail system adversely affects those who cannot afford bail. Opponents say this bill places a near impossible burden on prosecutors to prove that the accused is a danger to the public.

"Police and judges will have their hands tied when the Safety Act takes effect," says State Rep. Blaine Wilhour.

Wilhour, who is a member of the Illinois Freedom Caucus, believes this bill will make Illinoisians less safe and allow violent criminals back onto the streets. Wilhour says that the lawmakers knew what they were doing when they wrote this law and they need to be held accountable. To hear the full interview, listen to the audio above or the podcast. Please consider downloading the Audacy app so you never miss an episode of The Annie Frey Show.

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