Rapper Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 Cent, addressed Los Angeles’s crime crisis last week in response to the recent reinstatement of the zero bail policy.
Jackson shared a FOX 11 Los Angeles segment about the zero bail policy on Instagram Reels Thursday. The policy, which was adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to reduce crowding in prisons, drops bail to as low as $0 for suspects accused of misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.
“LA is finished watch how bad it gets out there.SMH [shaking my head]” the “Candy Shop” rapper wrote on Instagram.
Critics say the policy, which came back in May after ending in July 2022, is spiking violent crime in the Golden State.
The study found that suspects released without bail reoffended 70% more often than those who posted bail, and were rearrested on 163% more charges. Suspects released without bail were also accused of three times as many violent crimes.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson performs onstage at STARZ Madison Square Garden “Power” Season 6 Red Carpet Premiere, Concert, and Party on August 20, 2019, in New York City. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ)
When asked by Fox News Digital in May, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said that they would enforce the policy.
“The cash bail system is at the core of many of the class and race-based inequities in the criminal legal system,” the task force claimed. “The task force accordingly recommends that the legislature take all steps necessary to definitively end cash bail.”
Fox News Digital’s Kristine Parks and Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.