TX Gov signs EO, bans jailing people for not following executive orders

May 7, 2020 / 498 views

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order that will no longer place people in jail who were breaking the executive order, specifically those related to social distancing, businesses, and the outbreak.

Abbott said, "Today I made one thing clear... we should not be taking these people and putting them behind bars, these people who have spent their life building up a business & being told to shut it down and lose every penny they have."

He does not want anyone who breaks minor details of the pandemic related recommendations to be locked up simply for wanting to work and possibly save their business.

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Gov. Abbott is widely supported after he signed a previous executive order banning the release of "inmates accused or previously convicted of violent crimes from being released from jails without paying bail."

As reported on Texas Tribune, "those with the same criminal history or the same charges can still walk free if they have access to cash — a distinction that bail reform attorneys argue makes the order unconstitutional."

Abbott has made several decisions that appear backed by common sense, something many politicians have forgotten existed.

/ Last Edited by: Frank the Tank

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