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Rep. Duchow reintroduces constitutional amendment for bail reform

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Rep. Cindi Duchow (R-Delafield) reintroduced a resolution Tuesday to amend the Wisconsin Constitution that would allow judges to consider a defendant's danger to the community when setting bail.

The bill circulating the capitol comes just days after the tragedy at the Christmas parade in Waukesha.

“Wisconsin continues to see examples of people with extensive criminal histories committing crimes while out on bail,” said Rep. Duchow. “Most recently was the tragic and horrific attack on the Waukesha Christmas Parade by an individual with a long history of violent crimes.”

This is the third session that Rep. Duchow has introduced this bail reform legislation. Senator Van Wanggard (R-Racine) will be authoring the joint resolution in the Senate.

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