Houston saw a sharp rise in violent crime in 2021, with a nearly 20 percent increase in homicides as crime continues to rise across the country.
Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers in Houston, and Adrian Medina, whose mother was killed by a repeat offender last year, joined Fox & Friends First to discuss how the bail change affected Texas’ largest city.
More than 150 people have been killed by suspects in TEXAS’s largest district, the victims’ group said
“What we’re seeing is an attack on society for a careless social experiment,” Mankarious told Kevin Cork.
“We need to start rebuilding the balance, we need to return risk assessments to courtrooms, we need to have judges who care about public safety, not gender political ideology.”
Mankarious blew up local judges in Harris County, saying many had allowed violence and recidivism on the streets of Houston for no bail.
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Many suspects accused of serious crimes were not required to pay large bail to ensure their pre-trial release after the amendments went into effect.
Although this amendment applies to offenses, some judges have used this policy for defendants convicted of serious crimes.
According to Mankarious, the result was disastrous.
“Today, we have more than 150 innocent people killed at the hands of more than 140 defendants who have been released on bail or bail on several serious crimes or PR,” he said.
“This system … is a system that ignores the defendant and their experience through the criminal justice system, the crime they committed, the crime they committed, their criminal history, what it means to the victims, the security.” of society, ‘continued Mankarious.
Martha Medina, Adrian’s mother, was one of those victims who was killed in September by a repeat offender who was released from prison despite being in custody for the murder.
Madina remembered the tragic morning of losing her mother.
“Since that morning … this man has already targeted people and it so happened that my mom kicked him out, he went to the bank and he only became a target when he went to the bank,” Madina said.