Honestly, we didn’t really believe it could possibly happen, but it has.  People have been arrested in connection to homicides and then released under the so-called SAFE-T Act.

In Peoria, the suspect in that city’s 25th homicide of the year was arrested.  And then released without bail.

WMBD radio has the story:

PEORIA, Ill. – A suspect in what is Peoria’s 25th homicide of 2023 was arrested on Saturday, but is not currently in police custody.

A Peoria Police spokeswoman says 29-year-old Robert Lee Hunter, Jr. turned himself in to police and was interviewed by detectives.

Then there’s the woman in Chicago who cops say was 2.5 times the legal limit drunk driving struck a bicyclist and killed him.  She was released without bail before the guy’s body had assumed room temperature.  From CWB Chicago:

CHICAGO — A North Center woman was released on electronic monitoring Saturday after prosecutors accused her of striking and killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence in Lincoln Square.

Prosecutors had asked Judge David Kelly to keep 30-year-old Kali Rynearson in custody as a flight risk and a public safety risk, according to court records. Kelly denied both petitions.

2 thoughts on “SAFE-T Act strikes again: Man arrested in Peoria homicide… and released. In Chicago, alleged drunk driver hits biker, released without bail before cyclist’s body assumed room temperature”
  1. Check-out Dean Weingarten’s article of 12/04/2023, in Ammoland. It offers an interesting perspective of predatory behavior between the Alaskan grizzly bears and the grizzlies in the lower 48 states. After reading, does anyone else see a similarity of behavior between man and bear? Have the criminals become a protected class (species) in your state?

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