‘Look how bad it gets out there’

Rapper/actor 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) said on Instagram that Los Angeles is “done” now that they’ve instituted a zero-bail policy that went into effect in May.

The policy is that police will not detain people charged with misdemeanor crimes and will release those currently incarcerated on those charges. No bail includes such crimes as theft, shoplifting, drug use, vandalism, battery and other non-violent crimes.

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50 Cent has had his own run-ins with the law at various points in his career, providing an interesting take on the system.

“LA is done seeing how bad it gets out there,” 50 Cent wrote Instagram while sharing a clip from one of FOX 11’s evening newscasts. “Shh.”

Under the no-bail system, if a person violates the bail schedule, they are put back on a cash bail system.

Los Angeles had a zero bail policy during the pandemic to reduce overcrowding in jails in hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

A recent study found that state zero bail policies resulted in an increase in violent crime by repeat offenders in one county.

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