Sen. Brakey on The Advance Team - Cash Bail Bill

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Sen. Brakey on The Advance Team - Cash Bail Bill

Sen. Eric Brakey (R- Androscoggin) joins The Advance Team today to discuss his bill, An Act to Elimate Cash Bail. With Lizzy Reinholt, Steve Robinson, and Lance Dutson.

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Mike Travers
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Is there some way to turn off

Is there some way to turn off automatic play of the Advance Team video? I appreciated it the first time, but it's annoying after 15-20 times.

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3 out of 4 thumbs raised

3 out of 4 thumbs raised upward in defense of the presumption of innocence and the right to due process? Radical!

Lizzy doesn't have enough information to embrace those whacky concepts, apparently.
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" . . but it's annoying after 15-20 times."

I actually watched the video and I'm still paying the fine.

Bruce Libby
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One thumb down to idea w/out

One thumb down to idea w/out the following:
Speed up court time,by having extended court hours and options for a person to plead guilty and deal with issue,which a lot do anyway.
Failure to appear has substantial penalty.
For those held do away with jail time a credits. A substantial amount of offenders w/out bail know they are going to get credit for jail time served prior to
conviction.

Roger Ek
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I didn't even watch the video

I didn't even watch the video and Brakey keeps breaking into my computer with his rant. If I click on a youtube link, Brakey breaks into the middle of it. Anybody know how to eliminate this nuisance?

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Bruce favors a limited

Bruce favors a limited presumption of innocence and restricted access to due process. Spoken like a true progressive, hardened by the system.

As for "For those held do away with jail time a credits . . " What?

Time served should be . . voluntary? . . a public service? . . warm ups? What?

Bruce Libby
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No not at all but if one does

No not at all but if one does away with jail credits the insentive is removed to prolong outcome
In Maine credit is given for jail time served prior to conviction as along as one is convicted of the same
charge as held on originally. I.E. if the sentence is 12 months and a person has sat in jail fro 6 mos. awaiting trial they get the
180 days off their sentence.
You worry about due process then speed up court process. Most repeat offenders know how two play system with court and lawyers usually to their advantage.
I just have a lot of years seeing how the system really works. But never mind you are more interested in taking a shot than discussion.

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