Mayor blasts ‘dangerous’ Illinois law, saying it ends cash bail for kidnapping, armed robbery, second-degree murder — and bars cops from removing trespassers

A suburban Chicago mayor blasted a “dangerous” Illinois law set to take effect in 2023, saying it ends cash bail for kidnapping, armed robbery, and second-degree murder — among other offenses — and even bars police from removing trespassers from residences and businesses.

Keith Pekau, mayor of Orland Park — a village about an hour southwest of Chicago — has gone on record blasting the new Safety Accountability and Fairness Equity Today (SAFE-T) Act.

The Orland Park village board unanimously approved a resolution last week calling on state legislators to work with public safety representatives and community stakeholders to fix problems with the SAFE-T Act, WFLD-TV reported. – READ MORE

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