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Ask most bail agents about their business these days and you’ll find out some sobering news. They are facing laying off hard working people, many of them family members, as they scramble to cut costs during the great recession. They are unable to pay their bills. They face eviction, foreclosure and possibly bankruptcy. Many long time agents (this one included) have never seen anything like this before. The drop-off in business is staggering. Two publications in California have just run stories about this. The Times Herald and the Imperial Valley Press both tell similar stories.
It boils down to this: Our clients have been hit the hardest by this economic downturn. With their homes underwater, many are unable to collateralize or pay for a bond. I read recently that the unemployment rate for the bottom ten percent of taxpayers is an astonishing 30%.
In Los Angeles County, crime is way down. This blows holes in many social theories linking economic hardship to crime. These are indeed strange times we are living through.

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/opinion/ci_14403712

http://www.ivpressonline.com/articles/2010/02/02/local_news/news02.txt

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Trouble in Paradise. Dog the (Showman) ‘bounty hunter’ faces problems as his two sons abandon him during filming of the show. What sort of family intrigue could rip them apart. Do these boys not know this man is their gravy train??? Read the post to find out more.

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L.A. County sheriff orders deputies to reduce confrontation after series of shootings

In response to an increase in fatal shootings by L.A. County deputies, Sheriff Lee Baca today will announce a revised policy aimed at reducing violent confrontations between deputies and suspects.

Under the new policy, deputies will be encouraged to contain suspects and wait for backup rather than immediately confronting and attempting to arrest them.

Deputies fatally shot 16 people in 2009 compared to nine in 2008.

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Bail Bonds and the Super Bowl have a long running connection. Learn more about celebrity and athlete arrests.

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48 year old ex-teen heartthrob Leif Garrett was arrested in Los Angeles. Find out details and what happened next.

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A Bail Agent answers two burning questions: “What is your favorite Bail Bonds movie?” and “What is the most realistic Bail Bonds movie?”

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Martin Luther King Jr’s struggle against racism was aided by the bail agents willing to help out those incarcerated by the powers that be.

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Man out on bail in beating of girlfriend arrested again
By PATRICIO G. BALONA
Staff writer

A DeLand man out on bail in the beating of his pregnant girlfriend attacked her again Tuesday, forcibly removing her clothes as he searched for money to buy prescription drugs, DeLand police said.

ShortStefan Short, 18, also held a cigarette to the woman’s eye, saying: “I am going to put this out in your eye if you don’t give me the money,” a police report states.

Short then tried to run from police by climbing into the attic and crawling over to a neighboring apartment but his feet broke through the ceiling and he almost fell inside, police said. He crawled into another apartment and climbed down inside, startling the renter and telling him the police were after him. Short exited through the front door and was arrested by awaiting officers, police said.

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Judge Perry Agrees To Bail Bond Industry Demands on Pre-Trail Release

After a legal and political full-court press by bail bond agents, Orange-Osceola Chief Judge Belvin Perry agreed to change the rules governing a pre-trial release program, he said Tuesday.

The judge’s move could force an estimated 17 extra Orange County prisoners to either spend a night in jail before seeing a judge the next day — or pay a bail bondsman to get them out immediately. Under Perry’s previous order, jail officials could determine if inmates qualified for the pre-trial release program and release them before a judge reviewed the case. This was costing the bail-bond industry business.

So the industry filed a legal challenge to Perry’s order governing the pre-trail release program. And in September, it sent 50,000 fliers sent to Orange homes arguing that the program released violent criminals from jail without ever seeing a judge.

Perry disagreed, and said that the rules he set up for the program followed state guidelines. But after consulting with Orange jail officials, Perry said he was comfortable with requiring pre-trial release inmates to see a judge.

Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, the Orlando bail bond agency behind the fight, was pleased with Perry’s rule change. A company spokeswoman said it “prohibits jail staff from making any release decisions” and requires anyone not released on bond to have a judge look at their case

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How do police and bail agents differ in the way they hunt fugitives? Why do we have bail agents? Read this to gain insights.

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