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The Bail Post Episode No. 16- How 10% Equals $25 Million with Gene Newman

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  Several months ago, the Harris County Bail Bond Board adopted a new local rule that requires bondsmen to collect 10% of the face amount of certain bonds before the bond is posted.  In the short span of several months there have been some significant and quick ramifications as a result of the board's actions. On this episode join the discussion with our Guest Representative Gene Newman.   Gene is the District 61 elected representative for the Mississippi House of Representatives.  Gene also is a second generation bondsman with over 40 years experience.  In addition, he has degrees in economics and criminal justice.  Representative Newman also has an indepth knowledge of how bail works in Texas and has visited many bail bond board meetings over the years. Find out why the Harris County sheriff recently asked for an additional $25 million from the commissioners to address what he called unsustainable jail overcrowding.  Lina Hidalgo, who is the Harris County Judge, asked what was ca

Episode 15 of the The Bail Post Podcast- Magistrates Magistrating Magistration

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J.R. Woolley is the Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 for Waller County, Texas.  Judge Wooley is also the Legislative Committee Chair of the Justices of the Peace Association and he testifies before the legislature about bills that may impact the association. On this episode of the Bail Post, Judge Woolley talks about the implementation of SB6 which is the major Criminal Justice Reform/Bail Reform Bill passed by the Texas Legislature in the most recent session and special sessions. On this episode of The Bail Post Justice of the Peace J.R. Woolley discusses magistrates magistrating magistration. Also available on: Apple Podcasts-            CLICK HERE Spotify-                        CLICK HERE Google Podcasts-        CLICK HERE Amazon Music-          CLICK HERE Stitcher-                      CLICK HERE iHeart-                        CLICK HERE Podcast Addict-          CLICK HERE Podchaser-                  CLICK HERE Audible-                     CLICK HERE Other Episodes of "The

Sheriff Seeks Additional $25 Million for Unsustainable Jail Overcrowding Caused by Harris County New 10% Rule

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With Harris County's criminal court system mired in delay, disfunction, and hobbled by a monster case backlog, the Harris County Jail population is busting at the seams - currently at 99.8% of capacity with 9,688 inmates.  "We are just not going to have the capacity to sustain a jail operation," warned Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.   Gonzalez pleaded with the Harris County Commissioners Court to fund a $25 million plan to shift inmates to a private West Texas prison.  "We are not going to get out of this anytime soon. We really don't have a choice, in my opinion," said Gonzalez.  Advocates for jail inmates objected, calling the transfer of prisoners to a facility 500 miles away "inhumane."  "Post, Texas is eight hours away. This puts undue stress on those who are already struggling in life," said Mo Cortez, an opponent of the outsourcing plan.   "Consider what it means for them to be forced to wait for their day in court so far

Starbucks Closing 16 Stores In Dangerous Cities Out of Safety Concerns

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  Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz placed blame on woke elected officials in Democrat-run cities for the abrupt closure of 16 stores located primarily on the West Coast. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that six locations each will shut down in Seattle and Los Angeles, in addition to two in Portland, Ore., one in Philadelphia, and one in Washington, D.C., by August. The company cited repeated safety incidents behind its decision. Leaked footage of Schultz at an internal meeting, published by The Post Millennial’s Ari Hoffman on Thursday, revealed the coffee-chain executive blaming elected officials for an environment in which it’s too hostile to operate. “In my view at the local, state, and federal level, these governments across the country and leaders, mayors, and governors and city councils have abdicated their responsibility in fighting crime and addressing mental illness,” said Schultz, who returned to the company as chief executive in April. “We are going t

Texas Commission on Judicial Ethics Seeks Suspension of Harris County Judge Bynum for Bias Against State and Refusal to Follow the Law

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  The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended Judge Franklin Bynum be suspended over allegations that consist of him being biased against prosecutors and easy on defendants. “I can’t remember the last time a judge has been suspended in Harris County based on something less than an allegation of criminal wrongdoing,” said KPRC 2 legal analyst Brian Wice. Bynum presides over Harris County Criminal Court at Law 8 and has been on the bench since Jan. of 2019. Ray Hunt, the Executive Director of Houston of the Houston Police Officers Union, told KPRC he filed a complaint against Bynum last year. “He’s an admitted socialist, he’s anti-police, he’s anti-government, he’s anti-victim and he’s definitely pro-suspect,” Hunt said. The commission charged Bynum with bias against the state, failure to comply and reasonable doubt regarding judicial impartiality. “These allegations aren’t criminal,” Wice said. “These allegations are more in line with a civil lawsuit that the commission has

Beyond Breaking Bond With Michael Kubosh

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  FOX 26's Randy Wallace and Crime Stoppers' Andy Kahan discuss the ongoing streamcast called BEHIND BREAKING BOND.  The guest is City Councilman Michael Kubosh.

New York- After 122nd Arrest, Defendant is Released AGAIN Without Bail; Is Shoplifting Acceptable Now?

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  Even lefty Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg wanted him behind bars. A shoplifter with 122 busts under his belt was released on his own recognizance Wednesday thanks to controversial bail reform laws Bragg typically defends — and the DA’s office told The Post that even prosecutors would have asked for pre-trial detention if they could. In the latest reported case of lax city crime policies run amok, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents. Bragg’s office told The Post that it would have requested McLucas be detained if it could, keeping in line with the DA’s recent announcement that he wanted to clamp down on serial shoplifters. “We cannot accept a system where individuals who shoplift again and again cycle in and out of jail, just to shoplift again,’’ Bragg had said in a June 17 statement — two days before city business owners revealed the