Rep. Schmidt Statement on Safe-T Act Ruling

State Representative Kevin Schmidt released the following statement today regarding the Illinois Supreme Court ruling on the Safe-T Act:

“Today the Illinois Supreme Court acted to uphold the “no cash bail” provision of the SAFE-T Act. This is a sad defeat for public safety in our state. Every citizen of Illinois deserves to live free of fear as they live, work, and raise a family. This decision will allow those accused of felonies to walk freely on our streets. We must find a balance between keeping our citizens safe, protecting everyone’s rights, and respecting law enforcement.”