Cook County’s new “affordable bail” program for accused criminals continues to amaze us.
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CWBChicago has learned that yet another accused criminal, charged with Class X felony robbery, has been released on a recognizance bond, a curfew, and electronic monitoring.
Class X felonies are the most serious class of crimes in Illinois.
Not only that, but the accused woman previously skipped bail in an assault case.
Who’s the lucky lady with the low bail skills?
None other than T’Keyah Herbert, the 23-year-old who is accused of robbing three stores with a stun gun before she was arrested last week.
Herbert was charged with Class X felony armed robbery, felony retail theft, and aggravated assault in connection with three separate incidents since December 26.
Judge Stephanie Miller allowed Herbert to walk free on a $50,000 recognizance bond, a curfew, and electronic monitoring.
Court records show that Herbert skipped bail in 2016 when she was awaiting trial for an assault and criminal damage to property case. Herbert also has a previous conviction for receiving-possessing a stolen motor vehicle, according to court documents.
According to Chief Judge Timothy Evans, the county’s new “affordable bail” system is not supposed to put allegedly violent people back on the streets.
“If they are not deemed a danger to any person or the public, my order states that they will receive a bail they can afford,” Chief Judge Evans told the Sun-Times in July
One must wonder exactly what it takes to be deemed a “danger to any person or the public” in Evans’ world.
On Friday, CWBChicago reported that another defendant accused of Class X armed robbery had been released by Judge Miller.
Derrick Robie, 20, is accused of robbing a man at the Morse Red Line station. During the mugging, Robie allegedly lifted his shirt and displayed the grip of a handgun in his waistband, police said.