Stories tagged: bail
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Members of Polish death metal band Decapitated released from jail while awaiting Spokane rape trial
All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated have been released from jail.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Police knew ‘madman’ had illegal guns before killing rampage
The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Top Catalan lawmaker freed from jail after posting bail
A top Catalan lawmaker on Friday left a Madrid prison where she spent the night after posting the bail a Spanish judge imposed as part of a wide-ranging rebellion investigation …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Bail set for Idaho men accused of shooting at 13-year-olds
An Idaho judge set bail for the two men accused of shooting at two 13-year-olds, striking one on the leg.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Official: $4 billion bond meant as jab at trend of exorbitant bonds
A Texas court official says the $4 billion bond she imposed on a suspect was meant as a jab to highlight that bonds are often set so high that defendants …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Jury duty threats are a scam to steal money
The sheriff’s office had a warrant for Shirley Merritt’s arrest, the man on the line told her, and she needed to fork over what sounded like bond or fine money, …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Outside View: It’s time to rethink bail
A key precept of the American justice system is that a defendant’s wealth or poverty has no bearing on his treatment or his ability to mount a defense. The bail …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Get granny’s money: Oregon woman plots burglary to get bail money, police say
Police say a Grants Pass woman solicited people to burglarize her grandmother’s house as she tried to raise bail money to get out of jail, where she was being held …
Sat., April 9, 2016
Amy Goodman: Domestic violence victims who stand their ground punished
When domestic violence victims defend themselves, they put themselves at risk of becoming doubly victimized: first by their abuser, then at the hands of the criminal justice system
Fri., March 18, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Bail revoked for prep school grad, who’s taken into custody
A graduate of a New England prep school who was convicted of sexually assaulting a younger student was taken into custody Friday after acknowledging that he violated conditions of his …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office warns about bail bond scam
A Liberty Lake man lost nearly $2,000 over the weekend in a phone scam where a caller claiming to be a police officer in New York asked for bail to …
Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
Lower bail for crime suspects hurts bond businesses
Getting out of jail in Spokane County is getting cheaper. After years of inmate overcrowding and a push by the county to streamline the judicial system, prosecutors, defense lawyers and …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Bail denial issue will be on ballot in fall
The Washington Legislature has given final approval to a constitutional amendment that would give judges more power in denying bail.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010
Police killings spark call to action
OLYMPIA – Judges should be able to deny bail to criminal suspects who are thought to be “inherently dangerous” to the public, Gov. Chris Gregoire and representatives of the state’s …
Tue., Dec. 29, 2009
Editorial: Don’t toss rights out in reaction to shootings
Several Western Washington lawmakers have made it a goal of the 2010 legislative session to prevent certain criminal suspects from being released while they await trial. The lawmakers’ determination is …