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As California moves to eliminate money bail, we look at the bill changes creating new opposition




Sen. Bob Hertzberg fills out a ballot to vote at a polling station with his wife Cynthia Telles to cast his vote in the Los Angeles mayoral primary March 8, 2005 in Sherman Oaks, California.
Sen. Bob Hertzberg fills out a ballot to vote at a polling station with his wife Cynthia Telles to cast his vote in the Los Angeles mayoral primary March 8, 2005 in Sherman Oaks, California.
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Opponents of the state’s bail system are split over changes to a bill that would entirely eliminate bail.

Recent amendments would give judges and probation officers latitude in determining the risk in releasing alleged offenders. Some civil liberties groups can live with that, others say that’s too much individual judgement.

Guests:

Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), co-author of Senate Bill 10; California State Senator representing Senate District 18, which includes the San Fernando Valley, he tweets @SenateHertzberg

Topo Padilla, president of the Golden State Bail Agents Association; he also serves with the Professional Bail Agents of the United States; he has been a bail bondsman for 35 years

John Raphling, a senior researcher on criminal justice for the U.S. program of Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights