SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) issued the following statement following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Pre-trial Fairness Act provision in the SAFE-T Act. 

“After today’s ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a critical provision of the groundbreaking SAFE-T Act, communities across the state can trust that a smarter approach to public safety is not only possible, but a reality.

“Bail reform that prioritizes an honest, straightforward public safety assessment was critical to our criminal justice reform efforts, because a defendant’s access to cash shouldn’t determine a victim’s or community’s safety. 

“Our caucus and the General Assembly worked tirelessly to create a public safety package that would revolutionize how we prevent and solve our pressing problem of rising crime. We applaud the Supreme Court for putting Illinois’ best interests before partisan tactics. While there is more work to be done to secure a brighter future for all of Illinois, today’s victory at the Illinois Supreme Court shows us that justice is on our side.” 



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