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Child Abusers Eligible for Immediate Release Under California’s New ‘No Cash Bail’ Rule

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Under California’s new “no cash bail” rule, child abusers are now eligible for immediate release, according to FOX Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon told Melugin that the zero dollar cash bail law is forcing him to release hundreds of inmates, including some who have been convicted of serious felonies. 

The mandate went into effect last Monday after California’s Judicial Council issued an emergency rule ordering all misdemeanors and some low-level felonies to now have cash bail set at zero dollars, with 13 exceptions for serious and violent felonies. However, child abuse was not one of those exemptions.

“Felony child abuse does not fit into that list of 13, so even though this guy had a prior domestic violence conviction for child abuse, he gets arrested for child abuse again, and then he gets released on zero bail with a court date in July,” McMahon told FOX LA. “So that just doesn’t make any sense to me, maybe I’m missing something, but that doesn’t seem to me to be the right thing to do to protect the citizens of our county. If that person is in our custody, we can protect the victim, if he’s not, we can’t.”

The state issued the mandate in order to reduce inmate populations during the coronavirus epidemic, but Sheriff McMahon told FOX LA that San Bernardino County doesn’t have an overcrowding problem and that inmates are separated and required to wear masks. He added that too many dangerous people have already been allowed to return to society, where they could cause more harm.

“We’ve already started releasing those fresh arrests that weren’t on the list of 13,” Sheriff McMahon told Melugin. “The first night into Tuesday morning, there were 6 people arrested on felonies and were released on zero bail.”

A prosecutor in Los Angeles County confirmed that child abuse suspects are now eligible for immediate release in California under this new mandate. “You will go to jail if you spit on your spouse, but if you give your child a black eye, you’re free to go,” the unnamed prosecutor told FOX LA.

To read Bill Meugin’s full report for FOX Los Angeles, click here.

 

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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis

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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.

 

The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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