$1 million bail set for Lancaster protesters decried as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

Several people arrested during demonstrations over the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz are being held on $1 million bail in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

9/16/2020 6:33:00 PM

Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million for several protesters arrested during demonstrations against a fatal police shooting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Several people arrested during demonstrations over the police shooting of Ricardo Munoz are being held on $1 million bail in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

'I need help':Pennsylvania mayor makes desperate plea after fatal police shooting of Ricardo MunozThe father of Kathryn Patterson, 20, an undergraduate student at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, told the Associated Press she was acting as a medic, as she has at other recent protests. Chip Patterson called his daughter's $1 million bail, set by a magisterial district justice, “obscene.”

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“Everything that I know so far, which is not a lot, indicates that Kat is not guilty of those charges. But then again, we’ll have to wait and see,” said Chip Patterson, who lives in Mercersburg, about 100 miles west of Lancaster.He said he has not been able to reach his daughter since her arrest.

“I cannot tell you how long this night has been,” he said Tuesday afternoon. “I think regardless of what these people did or didn’t do, the bail amount is just outrageous and clearly against the Eighth Amendment,” which addresses bail.The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania denounced the bail amount"exorbitantly high."

“The $1 million cash bail orders for several young Black Lives Matter protesters last night is an egregious and unacceptable abuse of the bail system," Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania,"Cash bail should never be used to deter demonstrators and chill speech."

More:White Nebraska business owner charged with manslaughter in May shooting of James Scurlock, a Black protesterDetectives are reviewing online video and surveillance footage and additional charges are likely to be filed, according to police.The clashes between police and protesters broke out after a night of mostly peaceful demonstrations in downtown Lancaster on Sunday

in the wake of Munoz's deadly shooting.Munoz's sister had called authorities in hopes of having him involuntarily committed for mental health treatment. She said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.Body camera video showed Munoz approaching an officer with the knife in what appeared to be a menacing manner, before the officer, who has not been publicly identified, shot and killed him.

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Finally someone is calling the protesters what they are!Rioters,they need to be arrested They need to make it cash only if damage was done and if no permit was given for protest/ riot/arson/ANTIFA! So no one's going to do anything about this activist judge violating the 8th amendment? We're going to descend further into this muck? Because the other side isn't going to stop protesting due to a little judicial tantrum.

It saddens me to see how many Americans have given up on a just legal system and are willing to throw away due process and basic human rights. Should of been 10 million. So because people protest cops that want to kill people they get arrested. 😂😂😂😂😂 More of this please! Good When they hold protesters who killed no one but give murderer cops go home on paid vacation

8th Amendment Excessive Bail The word you are looking for is rioters Good Ridiculous & excessive. Manafort--who committed treason against the US (for yrs)--got a 2 million bail. Roger Stone got to go on social media & literally spew lies & then had his sentence commuted...after years of criminality & corruption. & cops con't to kill with impunity.

LeBron can pay it. KamalaHarris You bailing them out also? Good. Should be $10 million

Lancaster protesters bail set to $1 million, prompts Pennsylvania Lt Gov to call amount 'blatantly unconstitutional'Bail for six protesters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania was set to $1 million each after they protested the police killing of Ricardo Munoz. And you want me to trust the court system and right wing judges .Hell No. They don't call it Pennsyltucky for nothing. what the protesters' behavior reminds me of

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