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Yet another bail proposal, but is it the last one?

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm with 1 Comment »
March 3, 2010 8:37 pm

Sen. Mike Carrell and Rep. Christopher Hurst were seen shaking hands today, after they and Sen. Adam Kline huddled on the Senate floor.

Considering the verbal shots being fired by Hurst at Carrell and Kline last week, are these portentous signs for the success of negotiations over the constitutional amendment on bail?

“I think we’re getting really close,” Carrell said.

A new draft has emerged from the talks between the House, Senate and Gov. Chris Gregoire. Hurst left the huddle with a document to take back to his fellow House members to see if they approved.

Carrell has agreed to the latest draft, which he says combines ideas from all three parties. He said: “Despite all the name calling and stuff, this is as good as it gets.”

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  1. louiekal says:

    Seems if a person is charged with a crime and we really have a presumption of innocence then they should be released from jail pending a finding of guilt at the trial.

    Why does someone need to be held in jail at the expense of the taxpayer??

    I wonder just how many are held on something like a traffic offence.

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