Hip-hop artist 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, has expressed concerns about the future of crime in Los Angeles following the reintroduction of the zero bail policy. The controversial policy, previously reported by The Gateway Pundit, has been reinstated based on claims that it violates the constitutional rights of suspects.
The decision to reinstate the zero bail policy came after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Lawrence Riff, granted a preliminary injunction. This injunction prohibits the city and county from requiring cash bail for individuals who have not yet been arraigned. The ruling is a response to the lawsuit titled Urquidi vs. Los Angeles, which aims to end the practice of cash bail.
The lawsuit argues that incarcerating individuals, even for brief periods, can lead to detrimental consequences such as job loss, housing instability, and potential loss of child custody. It highlights that many individuals experience the negative effects of confinement in jail cells, despite a significant portion of them never being formally charged with any crime, let alone convicted.
Judge Riff’s ruling reflects his concern that detaining individuals solely due to their inability to pay bail may violate their constitutional rights.
In response to the reinstatement of the zero bail policy in Los Angeles, 50 Cent voiced his concerns on Instagram. He shared a clip from a local news broadcast and expressed his worries by stating, “LA is finished, watch how bad it gets out there.”
The comment section of 50 Cent’s post garnered attention, with one user expressing agreement, stating, “When someone as respected as 50 Cent says LA is finished, it’s a clear indication.”
Additionally, Rep. Vernon Jones commented on the post, attributing the situation to liberal Democrats and predicting that officials who support the policy, including the judge, may eventually become victims themselves.
According to the Yolo County District Attorney, the implementation of the zero bail policy has resulted in a concerning increase in violent incidents, including shootings, stabbings, assaults, and robberies.
Despite the reported increase in crime, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that it will continue to enforce the zero bail policy, as reported by FOX News.