Have you ever heard of the expression that you cannot believe your "lying eyes?" Its a way of saying don't believe what you see, believe what you are being told. No where is this more evident than in Harris County regarding misdemeanor bail reform. Reformers tell us over and over that the reforms are working and that we should not believe anyone else who says otherwise (even the Democrat District Attorney).
In this episode of The Bail Post, we evaluate whether the misdemeanor reforms are working looking at the failure to appear rates for each of the misdemeanor courts for the last two years. The numbers are jaw dropping. Additionally, we are releasing a website where any one in the public can go and see the numbers for themselves. There is no way to sugar coat this. The numbers are not just bad; they are eye openingly bad. They are so bad that our elected officials have to know and have to be intentionally hiding them.
This probably explains why the bad results are spreading to the felony courts as well.
You can see the website by CLICKING HERE.
We are also releasing our first video version of this podcast where you can watch the podcast as well and just listen to the audio. You can see it by CLICKING HERE.
After watching and/or listening to this episode, you will conclude that you can believe your "lying eyes."