New snag in effort to abolish cash bail: ‘risk assessment tools’ called racially biased - SFChronicle.com

New snag in effort to abolish cash bail: ‘risk assessment tools’ called racially biased – SFChronicle.comhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/New-snag-in-effort-to-abolish-cash-bail-risk-15081205.phpA leading advocate of eliminating cash bail has withdrawn its support for a widely used alternative, the computerized “risk assessment tools” that are supposed to calculate whether a defendant can be safely released without bail.