Orr and Atwood caught in another lie
Candidates Nathan Orr and David Atwood (AKA David Wygonski, Dave Wygo, et al) have been running an ad in which they make the outrageous lie that Assemblyman Parker Space and Assembly candidate Hal Wirths voted for Bail Reform legislation. They certainly did not.
Assembly candidate Hal Wirths was not a member of the Legislature and could not vote on S-946.
Hal Wirths' running mate, Assemblyman Parker Space, voted NO.
Hal Wirths has made his position very clear:
Harold Wirths, R
The intent of the bail reform constitutional amendment was to give courts discretion in either allowing the release or the detention of persons arrested based on concerns on whether or not they are a threat to public safety. The Legislature was also authorized to pass laws concerning pretrial release and detention.
If elected, I will work with Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space and law enforcement to rein in judges that are allowing those who are a threat to society back out on the streets.
In addition, as a freeholder who spent nearly a decade as liaison to the sheriff and the jail, I understand how much the county-operated justice system costs taxpayers. The goal of bail reform was to cut the costs of incarceration, and that would be the trade-off for a speedier system. As conservatives, we will work to minimize the impact these changes have on taxpayers.
And Assemblyman Parker Space voted NO.
That makes Nathan Orr and David Atwood... liars, again.
On top of this, Atwood and running mate Bill Hayden couldn't be bothered to vote on the public question of bail reform when it was placed on the ballot in November 2014. Both Atwood and Hayden failed to vote in that election or in most other elections, for that matter. Atwood missed every election in 2013, 2014, 2015, and the primary of 2016. Hayden missed every election in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and the primary of 2016.
And now they lie about Parker Space and Hal Wirths on top of it.