President Biden’s plan to promote gender equality includes a proposal to remove cash bail for suspects despite an increase in violent crime across the country.
“We are committed to increasing federal oversight and accountability to the offices of police departments and prosecutors to address systemic abuse, including gender bias and sexual misconduct.” Reads the 42-page White House report Title of the National Strategy for Gender Equality and Equality. “And we work to end cash bail and improve our proactive system. Identify the damage these processes can cause, especially for black women and families.”
The report calls for a “whole government” approach to ending gender inequalities with the elimination of cash bail in measures that governments can take to address gender and race inequalities.
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But the FBI data shows that there are calls for an end to cash bail An unprecedented rise in violent crimeIn 2020, the number of murders in the US will increase by about 30%. That number represents the largest single-year increase recorded since the FBI began tracking statistics.
The overall violent crime rate, which includes assault, robbery and rape, is 5% higher in 2020 compared to 2019.
Advocates of the cash bail system have argued that ending the practice is a risk to the public, Indicates statistics In cities where cash bail has been removed, there is a 37% increase in places where the likelihood of restitution before trial. In cities where cash bail is removed, suspects are more likely to miss their court date.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ letter argues that reforms are needed to promote equality, saying that America “is not fully alive” to the idea that “each of us is equal and worthy of dignity.” Are treated equally. “
“This strategy sets an ambitious agenda for this administration and for the coming – a roadmap to help our nation close the gaping gender gap and lead us towards a world where all people have equal opportunity,” the letter reads. “It is not just a moral imperative to ensure that all people, regardless of gender identity or other factors, have the opportunity to live up to their full potential. This is a strategic imperative.”