Lamonte Mims, 19, formerly of Patterson (Stanislaus County), was arrested and charged with the murder of a 71-year-old film scout and photographer on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks last month.
Days before the murder, Mims (a convicted felon) had been arrested for possession of a gun on July 7 after he was found in a car, along with another individual, with a 9mm Ruger pistol and a .38-caliber revolver — a violation of his probation on a prior burglary charge.
Despite Mims criminal history and gun charge, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation developed risk assessment tool (PSA) determined that Mims was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear. FREE TO GO.
In July, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation was named in a federal lawsuit in New Jersey over the murder of Millville, NJ man due to bail reform.
More “validated pretrial risk assessment” Failures.
As California considers bail reform and even more unaccountable pretrial releases of violent and dangerous offenders with Senate Bill 10, perhaps they should be careful what they wish for.
- ZERO Accountability
- ZERO Deterrent
- ZERO Supervision
- ZERO concern for victims
- ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
- Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden
(reported by the San Francisco Chronicle – August 8 2017)
One of two people accused of killing a 71-year-old film scout and photographer on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks last month had been arrested days earlier in the city for allegedly being a felon in possession of a gun, but was released from jail through a pretrial diversion program, records show.