The number of state’s attorneys and county sheriffs in Illinois filing lawsuits against the SAFE-T Act continues to increase each day, with more expected to follow suit. A growing number of municipal governing bodies have also joined together in officially stating their opposition.
A majority of these lawsuits filed claim the elimination of cash bail is unconstitutional, in part because it violates the rights of crime victims. Other suits argue the SAFE-T Act is too vague and needs to be further clarified or repealed altogether. This growing list is a mixture of both Republicans and Democrats statewide.
A newly launched website, www.StopTheSAFE-TAct.com, seeks to provide the public with information on the law’s shortcomings and encourages people to take action in an effort to repeal the SAFE-T Act.