AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Vice President of Criminal Justice and Right on Crime initiative Marc Levin issued the following statement on Governor Abbott’s bail reform proposal announced today:

“We join Governor Abbott in mourning the death of this brave trooper whose killer had been released on money bail without any supervision,” said Marc Levin, Vice President of Criminal Justice at Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime. “We commend the Governor for urging Texas lawmakers to move to a risk-based system in which pretrial release decisions are based on public safety. This will ensure that defendants who pose a danger to law enforcement and others stay in jail. We were pleased to join the Texas judiciary in supporting bail reform legislation last session and look forward to working alongside Governor Abbott, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, and legislative leaders to pass legislation in the upcoming session that prioritizes public safety and the respects constitutional rights.”???????

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