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Miami mayor criticizes cash bail reform at White House event

During a White House event welcoming attendees from the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez criticized no cash bail, calling it a “failed” policy.

Video transcript

FRANCIS SUAREZ: We also need to act on public safety. We, from the federal government to the local government, need to clearly support our police. You said that just a year ago at our conference. We must bring the "defund police" movement to an end in word and in deed. We must support-- we know the president is committed to funding law enforcement, and for that we are grateful. We also must revisit failed policies like no cash bail, which seem to be contributing to the spike in violent crime in our cities.

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