Bail

A. Kid bashes car window and then turns himself in the next day: a judge sets his bail at 1/2 million USD.

B. Police kill defenseless civilian and enjoy a statutory 10-day “cooling-off” period to get their stories straight (see our post dated 30 April 2015): a judge sets their bail at a lower amount, as reported in The Guardian (U.K.):

Four officers, charged with felony crimes including second degree murder and manslaughter, each posted a $350,000 bail, while two others, charged with misdemeanours including second degree assault, posted $250,000 … [By contrast,] 18-year-old Allen Bullock, charged with eight criminal counts including rioting and destruction of property after he handed himself in to authorities following his involvement in the unrest, was given $500,000 bail, which his family was unable to pay.

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