In Just (6) Months We See Lawlessness from Cashless Bail

Six months after the full implementation of the cashless bail, and other provisions, of the Illinois SAFE-T Act, Illinois residents are finding themselves anything but safe.

House Republicans warned against the passage of the SAFE-T Act because of problematic provisions in the law that make the work of law enforcement officials harder to do, and because the law will make our communities less safe.

We opposed ending cash bail. We opposed anonymous complaints against police officers. We opposed the very nature of the way the bill was passed. Four attempts at trailer legislation still haven’t fixed the issues within the SAFE-T Act.

Cashless Bail

“Radical Democrats continue to prove they favor criminals over law-abiding citizens. This law is nothing more than a handshake with people who commit crimes and public safety continues to mount as criminals become more brazen.”

-Rep. Miller

Now that the end of cash bail is in place, we have seen numerous reports from throughout the state of individuals committing crimes, being let out of jail shortly after, and then offending again while they are out awaiting their court date.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Illinoisans deserve to know that when a perpetrator commits a crime, they are going to be held accountable, and most certainly that they won’t be back out on the streets in just a matter of a few hours.

The headlines back up the concerns expressed by House Republican legislators about the SAFE-T Act. While hundreds of headlines have peppered Illinois news sources since the SAFE-T Act was fully implemented six months ago, below are some of the important stories you may have missed.

Learn more about the House Republican Public Safety Working Group’s solutions to improving public safety for Illinois residents


The brave men and women of law enforcement are under attack by politicians who choose “Soft-On-Crime” policies over Public Safety. Please sign my petition to let Springfield know that you stand with our heroic police officers over criminals and to end cashless bail.

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