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Our bail-bond system is predatory and destroys families

Bail-bond offices profit from pretrial incarceration

SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO I MADE A SONG, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent.” I flipped the Latin phrase that is considered the bedrock principle of our criminal-justice system, Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat. (The burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.) If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if

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