People who post bail dont have to pay the amount immediately posted, they can pay in installments and put a percentage down a-actionbailbonds.com/how…
Today I learned of Long-Term Capital Management, that was worth $1.25 trillion and took 14 banks to bail out 1998 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
, if you pay the full cash bail to the court, that money is required to be returned to you after all court appearances have been fulfilled and you were found not guilty. If you paid a bail bondsman, that money is not returned because it is deemed their fee for service. thelawdictionary.org/arti…
In 1993 Rick James and girlfriend plead guilty to kidnapping and torturing a record executive for a 20 hour period. This happened while he was out on bail for holding another woman hostage for 6 days, with the help of his girlfriend, and burning her with a crack pipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Nicolas Cage was arrested in 2011 for public intoxication, and was bailed out by a fan who was a bail bondsman. That bail bondsman was non other than Dog The Bounty Hunter. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Today I learned about bail-in laws - a law where banks can take money from people to save their business from going bankrupt during an economic crisis thebalance.com/what-is-a-…
Pedro Lopez, one of the world's most prolific serial killers who has confessed to over 300 murders, only spent 14 years in jail, absconded on a $50 bail, and remains at large en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Bounty hunting is legal in most parts of the United States and in some states bounty hunters can even enter private property to arrest without a warrant or permission. They also have caught "about 90% of people who jump bail". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
The highest bail set in US History was $100 million. businessinsider.com/rajar…
The 2015 Waco biker shootout, which left 9 dead and led to the arrest of 177 bikers on RICO and murder charges each with $1 million bail, resulted in zero convictions after only one trial and all other charges were dropped. houstonchronicle.com/news…
A guy spent months in jail β€˜unaware his bail was just $2’ telegraph.co.uk/news/2016…
Motley Crue once had a bet to see who could go the longest without bathing or showering, and not have a groupie bail out of sex. It lasted 2 months with nightly groupie sex with up to 4 girls a night. pagesix.com/2008/02/25/no…
A man spent 5 months in prison - unaware that his bail was $2.00 wgntv.com/2016/06/01/unaw…
Bounty hunters still exist, almost exclusively in the USA and Phillipines. Due to the negative historical associations with the title, they're referred to as bail enforcement agent or fugitive recovery agents in modern times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
In 2008, Italy spent $65,000,000 to bail out the Parmesan cheese industry independent.co.uk/news/wo…
If a defendant in a court of law is granted bail, the money/property taken is only used as collateral and will be returned if the defendant shows up for all required subsequent court dates, rather than being permanently forfeited to the court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
Today I learned about the Caterpillar Club, made up of people who have successfully used a parachute to bail out of a disabled aircraft. The names refer to the fact that the first parachutes were made of silk, with members receiving a pin in the shape of a caterpillar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Costa Rica's national anthem was composed in prison. Manuel Gutierrez, an orchestra director, was contacted by the Costa Rican president to compose a national anthem. When Gutierrez replied that he had no composition skills, the president threw him in prison, setting bail at β€œ1 National Anthem". news.co.cr/costa-ricas-ir…
Today I learned about Frank β€œBlack Caesar” Matthews, a drug lord who controlled the heroin and cocaine trades across the entire east coast from the 60’s-70’s, made tens of millions of dollars, jumped bail in 1973 and was never caught or seen again en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Aitabdel Salem spent 5 months in one of America’s worst prisons because no one told him his bail was just $2 people.com/crime/man-spen…
Pimps wear lots of gold jewelry bought at pawn shops to β€œre-pawn” for bail money since cash is confiscated upon arrest but jewelry is not npr.org/2011/06/09/137033…
Stephen King never cashed the $5000 check he received for the rights of turning Shawshank Redemption into a movie. Instead, years after the movie came out, he framed the check and gave it back to Mr. Darabont with a note: "In case you ever need bail money. Love, Steve" wsj.com/articles/SB100014…
Today I learned of Steven Jay Russell, who impersonated a prison guard to simply walk out of prison. Upon recapture Russell lowered and paid his bail by pretending to be a judge, escaped his next capture by impersonating a doctor, and did so AGAIN by faking his death, eventually landing him a 144yr sentence. pinknews.co.uk/2011/10/21…
Bails of hay can spontaneously combust if they contain too much moisture. omafra.gov.on.ca/english/…
The singer from Puddle of Mudd, Wes Scantlin, was arrested for trying to take a BB gun on a plane from LAX and subsequently had bail set at $850,000. loudwire.com/puddle-of-mu…
During the Panic of 1893, JP Morgan used $60 million in bonds to bail out the United States government. jonathanturley.org/2011/0…
A Texas man has been in an armed standoff at his ranch for more than 12 years after jumping bail for assaulting a police officer. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
Pedro LΓ³pez, a Colombian serial killer responsible for killing 110 girls, was released in 1998 for good behavior and $50 bail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
After Serb-nationalist Nikola Kavaja was released on bail in 1979 for bombing the Yugoslav consul's home, he hijacked a Boeing 727 in Chicago. He intended to fly to Yugoslavia to crash it into the Communist HQ skyscraper, but he surrendered en route. He later claimed bin Laden stole his idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
One of the most prolific serial killers in history (killed >300 girls) was released on a $50 bail in 1998, and is currently free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
Los Angeles levied $19 billion in bail between 2012 and 2016, mostly from low-income, high-unemployment communities. Over 70% were unable to pay. thecrimereport.org/2017/1…
Serial killer Pedro LΓ³pez, who killed over 300 girls, was released on $50 bail in 1998. He is currently free. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Pedro A. Lopez, the prolific serial killer of more than 100 children, was released in 1998 on $50 bail. Nobody knows where he is today. wearemitu.com/mitu-world/…
Pimps wear lots of gold jewelry bought at pawn shops to "re-pawn" for bail money since cash is confiscated upon arrest but jewelry is not. npr.org/2011/06/09/137033…
A man named Aitabdel Salem spent 5 months in prison because he didn't know his bail was only $2. wnep.com/2016/06/01/unawa…
Bhopal gas disaster was the worst industrial disaster ever killing close to 4000 people. The incident happened when poison gas escaped from a Union Carbide factory due to negligence. The American CEO of the company was arrested, let out on $2100 bail and never came back to India to face charges. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The R.O.U.S. In β€œThe Princess Bride” was actually a man in a suit, and they had to bail him out of jail the morning of the shoot. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
A man served 5 months in Rikers Island Prison because no one told him his bail was only $2.00. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Carlton Rich, A convict used his one phone call to call his girlfriend, who then called the same jail,with Rich himself on three-way,he pulled an impersonation of a prison official In New Mexico granting himself bail.Rich also orchestrated a fax confirming his release,He was released. cracked.com/article_19491…
That, over 75 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the wreckage of the USS Arizona is still leaking fuel into the bail and will probably continue to do so for more than 500 years. bnd.com/living/liv-column…
After wheelchair bound Rapper MF Grimm was sentenced to life he paid a one-day bail of $100,000, he then recording an entire album in those twenty-four hours of freedom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MF_…
AAA will bail you out of jail for traffic violations (#14 in the link). ww1.aaa.com/AAA/996/benef…
Pedro LΓ³pez, the world's second most prolific serial killer (thought to have killed 300+ young girls), was released from prison in 1998 on $50 bail. His whereabouts are unknown. biography.com/people/pedr…
The world’s tallest building was supposed to be called The Burj Dubai, but when they ran out of money, the Sheik of Dubai had to ask his big brother to bail them out. Big brother, known as Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan obliged, but they had to name the building The Burj Khalifa. theaustralian.com.au/news…
Padme was originally going to survive Revenge of the Sith and go to live with Bail on Alderaan imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wa…
Spontaneous combustion is a real thing that often occurs in bails of hay on farms. thespruce.com/preventing-…
Katt Wiliams has been arrested 13 times and has paid over $190,000 in bail en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
While Illinois allows defendants bail, the state does not allow commercial bail bond companies. Instead of private bail bondsmen, Illinois requires that bail bonds be obtained from government agencies bountyhunteredu.org/illin…
The most prolific serial killer in history was released on $50 bail in 1998, is currently free, and likely still killing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
The highest bail fee ever set in the U.S. was $100 million... And it was met. articles.businessinsider.…
Today I learned of the Caterpillar Club, which is exclusive to those who have been forced to bail from an aircraft and survived thanks to a parachute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The United States and the Philippines are the only two countries on earth with a private bail industry. themarshallproject.org/20…
Britain is still paying back money it borrowed 295 years ago to bail out the South Sea Company after a market crash nytimes.com/2014/12/28/wo…
Three quarters of the people sitting in a New York City jail are waiting for trial. Most are there for one simple reason: they are too poor to make bail. wnyc.org/story/bail-keeps…
The CEO of Jack in the Box tried to have a disabled man put in jail for child abuse because he found his appearance "disturbing". After enduring thirty months in jail (no bail), and a 7.5 month trial, the jury found the "disturbing"-looking man not guilty in less than a day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
That, at any time, more than half a million people are in jail waiting for trial in the US, most of them are there for non-violent crimes and can't afford bail news.change.org/stories/h…
One of the most notorious serial killers was released in 1998 for $50 bail on good behavior. Pedro LΓ³pez was convicted of 110 murders in 1983. With his whereabouts unknown, Interpol has issued for his rearrest for another murder in 2002. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Rick James was arrested for kidnapping & beating a woman, then shortly after posting bail, he held a woman hostage for 6 days, raping & torturing her, including by burning her with a crack pipe entertainment.ca.msn.com/…
Today I learned of the Brocklesby mid-air collision, where two planes collided in mid air, locked together, and were safely landed by the only pilot of the two that didn't bail out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
If you pay bail and show up in court you get the bail money back. (If you dont get arrested again while on bail) aboutbail.com/pages/will-…
Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede, whose crime and trial was portrayed in the 2011 film Bernie, was granted bail in 2014 after having served 17 years of a life sentence. In the two years he spent out of prison, Bernie stayed in the garage apartment of the film's director, Richard Linklater. tribtalk.org/2016/01/18/m…
Dog the Bounty Hunter paid $11,000 bail for Nicholas Cage when the latter was accused of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace in New Orleans. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
While out on bail for kidnapping and torturing a woman, Rick James and his girlfriend kidnapped and tortured another woman articles.baltimoresun.com…
When Richard 'Bud' Peterson P-51 ace caught a Germen pilot shooting bomber crews who bailed out in their parachute. He forced the German pilot to bail out then unloaded his six 50 caliber guns into the German pilot. youtu.be/Q8LVlYJ5eJU
In the 1960s General Electric proposed a design for the MOOSE - an emergency "bail-out" system capable of bringing a single astronaut safely down from Earth orbit to the planet's surface astronautix.com/craft/moo…
Before 1919(the year after WWI ended), parachutes were forbidden to be issued to American pilots because they were considered cowardly by superiors. The thinking was that parachutes only encouraged pilots to bail out of planes that were on fire or damaged instead of attempting to land them. usaww1.com/World_War_1_Fi…
At age 21 Bill Gates was arrested for speeding in his Porsche 911 and immediately posted bail from his wallet full of cash. He also has a huge grin on his face in his mug shot. jonhs.com/mugshots/gates.…
Tupac was released from Riker's island on $1.4 million bail, where he was serving up to 4 1/2 years for two counts of sexual abuse. The charges stemmed from a 1993 incident at a Manhattan hotel in which Shakur allegedly held a female fan down while a third man sexually assaulted her latimes.com/local/la-me-t…
In 1997, 3.5 million South Korean citizens volunteered to give their gold to the government to help bail their country out of debt to the IMF. businessinsider.com/how-g…
"Bounty Hunter" is a legitimate profession in most states. They're hired by bail bondsman to apprehend fugitives who skip bail and can earn an annual salary upwards of 80,000. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Pimps wear lots of gold jewelry bought at pawn shops to β€œre-pawn” for bail money since cash is confiscated upon arrest but jewelry isn't npr.org/2011/06/09/137033…
In Buckminster Fullers book 'Critical Path' published in 1981, discussing financial corruption, he said, "Eventually the U.S. taxpayers will be asked to make "free-of-risk" bail-outs of "private" enterprises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
There was a scam called the "Spanish prison letter," where victims received letters claiming to be written by a previously unknown Wealthy relative trapped in a Spanish prison. the prisoner would promise to share his fortune with the victim if they could manage to send the bail money. cracked.com/article_19847…
Sid Vicious threw a party for making bail for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He died from a Heroin overdose at that party on February 2nd 1979 in New York City. The murder trial never continued and Nancy's murder remains unsolved. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
The Caterpillar Club is an informal association of people who have successfully used a parachute to bail out of a disabled aircraft. Members receive a membership certificate and a distinctive lapel pin. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Today I learned of a remarkable newborn baby boy that survived for several days buried alive in a shallow grave before being rescued and brought to hospital by strangers. The parents had hired a hit-man, and when they were released on bail, they actually tried to regain custody of the boy. cnn.com/2015/05/14/asia/c…
Pimps wear lots of gold jewelry bought at pawn shops to β€œre-pawn” for bail money since cash is confiscated upon arrest except for jewelry npr.org/2011/06/09/137033…
The Canadian goverment allowed a woman who was to be extradited to the US for the murder of her boyfriend out on bail and visitation of their 1 yr old son. She then murdered the child and committed suicide en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In 1963, Billy Graham posted bail for Martin Luther King, Jr. to be released from jail during the civil rights protests in Birmingham. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
For-profit bail bonding, with or without bounty hunting, is illegal everywhere except the United States and the Philippines nytimes.com/2008/01/29/us…
During 1972 in the United States, 15 commercial airline hijackings occurred where the hijackers demanded money and tried to bail out of the jet with a parachute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._…
A serial killer/child rapist who confessed to killing 350 girls was released in 1998 on a $50 bail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…
In 1978 some 30 of Aerosmith's fans were arrested for smoking cannabis at their show in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On hearing the news, the band put up the money to bail them out of jail. fortwaynereader.com/story…
A company in India sent a letter to each employee asking them to pay 100,000 Rupees ($1,670) to fund some of the $1.7 billion bail in return for shares in the company to help get the company chairman out of jail. cnbc.com/2014/03/28/india…
On multiple occasions Wisconsin Police told people they would only accept cash as bail money, then when people showed up with payment declared that drug dogs had "alerted" to narcotics and seized the money outright. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede, the subject of the Richard Linklater film 'Bernie', was released from his life sentence on $10,000 bail in May 2014 with the condition that he live with Linklater in Austin, Texas. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
The McMartin trial where a guy was held in prison without bail for 5 years was the longest and most expensive in US history. Everyone was eventually either acquitted or the jury didn't convict, and years later some of the children even retracted their story. law2.umkc.edu/faculty/pro…
Sid Vicious overdosed on heroin that his mother provided at a party to celebrate him posting bail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
How bail works (in the US). money.howstuffworks.com/b…
Admitted murderers can receive bail and walk free until trial. America is really the land of the FREE.

The last thing we wanted to do was draw attention to such a tough time, but it seems to be our only option.. How is it that a man who confessed to such a crime as murder can be bailed out? Who's to say he wont flee? I may be wrong.. but someone please help me understand this legal system. Here is the message from her brother which explains the story up until now. I hope everyone can understand the touchiness of the subject, I am just looking for help or answers on this as I am dumbfounded at the legal system. Thank you reddit. I apologize for my throwaway account.

"The man (6'2 and over 250 lbs) who murdered my sister (4'11 100 lbs) over an argument is getting out today on bail. He admitted to strangling her until she was unconscious and then shot her in the head. They also found hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his apartment and multiple guns. After the murder he dragged her body to the bathtub and drove from Texas to Georgia. He admitted to the crime, and spent 2 weeks in jail u

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Today I learned of Terry Spencer, a British WW2 Spitfire pilot who destroyed a V-1 flying bomb by tipping it up with his wing, shot down a German Ace and holds the world record for the lowest authenticated survived bail-out: 30 feet (9.1 m). In the 60's he became a photo biographer of the Beatles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
A woman from Oklahoma tried to sell her two children via Facebook..For her BF's bail. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
An Indian High Court gave bail to Maya Kodnani, a convicted mass murderer on the grounds of ill health. She was convicted for leading a mob that brutally murdered over 90 people in religious riots. timesofindia.indiatimes.c…
Katie Morgan (The porn lady) entered the porn industry as a means to pay bail after being caught transporting 100lbs of god's lettuce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Duane "Dog" Chapman posted bail for Nicolas Cage, after being arrested in New Orleans for domestic violence, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication. content.usatoday.com/comm…
Pedro Lopez, accused serial killer of 150 young girls, was jailed then quickly released on $50 bail. He hasn't been seen or heard of since 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ped…

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