L.A.’s supervisors should keep moving beyond bail reform

“They can ensure that the public defender and alternate public defender have resources they need to vigorously challenge bail requests” writes The Times Editorial for They can sign on as “friends of the court” in the San Francisco case of Kenneth Humphrey on behalf of a challenge to money bail in California. They can redirect money from planned construction of a new “mental health” jail and direct it instead — as called for by the ACLU of Southern California, other activist groups and The Times editorial page — to needed community-based mental health treatment.

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