The following is a list of all entries from the Comments category.
Today was a VERY long day and I didn’t have the ability to get online for most of it. There are a few things I would like to touch on before heading off to bed…
1st – Jessie Davis –
kELLEY made a comment in one of the posts:
“HOWEVER, WHAT IS UP WITH A 5 MILLION DOLLAR BOND? EVEN OJ ONLY HAD 1 MIL?”
Bail Hearing – As soon as possible following the indictment, the defendent should receive a formal bail hearing. A tentative bail is set by the judge on the arrest warrant; this gives the defendent an opportunity to contest the bail that is set while he or she awaits trial. To determine bail for a particular suspect, the judge takes into account
- Past criminal record
- Gravity of current charge(s)
- Flight risk
- Financial Situation
If the defendent poses little flight risk and the charges are not serious, the judge might release him or her ROR, (Released on Own Recognizance). This means that the defendent is not required to pay bail; the court feels that it is likely that he or she will return to stand trial. In the gravest cases, the judge might refuse bail, thereby forcing the defendent to await trial in jail
Every case is different – in this case, it seems as if the judge felt this number as appropriate.
2nd- R: London Terror
London was on alert after two bombs were found. I haven’t had a chance to read up fully on the situation, but there is a LOT of good coverage on the topic out there that I plan on reading tomorrow:
This just goes to remind us that it truly is a different world…
3rd – RE: iPhone –
In case you missed it, the iPhone came out today…. no, I did not get one.
4th, and final, RE- Comment by B on Jessie Davis
“B” had an outstanding comment to Mindy on the Jessie Davis story, as well as kept me in line with a point I was making – this is the email I sent to “B”
I just wanted to say you had an outstanding comments post at the site
today (I was away almost all day and I didn’t see it until now).
Also, thanks for questioning me on what Mindy said – I was referring
to the “cop” aspect of her comment, not that race was the cause.
Thanks for the feedback and input, I truly appreciate it.
Thanks for the posts, B, as well as keeping me honest!