ORLAND PARK, Ailing. – A decision was unanimously authorized by the Orland Park Village Board Tuesday over the brand new Safety Accountability and Fairness Equity Today (SAFE-T) Act.
The decision calls for that state legislators work with public security representatives and group stakeholders to repair issues with the SAFE-T Act, together with:
- Unreasonably limiting the imposition of money bail,
- Unreasonably limiting police officer discretion to make arrests,
- Imposing unreasonable police certification and decertification requirements,
- Mandating unreasonable custodial lodging,
- Unreasonably permitting offenders to violate phrases of their launch;
- And violating victims’ rights as outlined in Illinois legislation
“We should not enable this legislation to face as handed,” stated Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau. “I can’t even start to inform you how harmful this act is.”
The 800-page SAFE-T Act is central to Republicans’ portrayal of Gov. J.B. Pritzker as gentle on crime. One of many legislation’s key provisions, which received’t take impact till subsequent 12 months, will eliminate the state’s cash-bail system, making Illinois the primary state to take action.
Pritzker has defended the SAFE-T Act.
When he signed the legislation in February 2021, the governor stated, “Remodeling the pretrial detention system so low-income individuals aren’t thrown behind bars whereas solely the rich stroll free, diverting low-level drug crimes into substance-treatment packages and lowering extreme stays in jail.”
“Somebody might determine to dwell in your shed, and all we might do is give them a ticket,” stated Pekau. “It is a large menace to residents of Orland Park, Cook dinner County and Illinois. However it doesn’t finish right here.”
“There’s at the moment a invoice in entrance of the home to take away faculty useful resource officers from our faculties, which implies no faculty useful resource officer at Sandburg Excessive College. Town of Chicago has already carried out this,” Pekau continued. “I personally don’t wish to see the town of Chicago turn out to be the usual for a way we conduct public security as a result of they’ve deserted their cops, deserted their residents and created a warfare zone filled with criminals.”
The adopted decision might be learn in its entirety here.