- 11 months ago
Max Suchan, a director of operations and co-founder of the Chicago Community Bond, joins the show to talk about the fund's latest work. Cook County recently adopted reforms to money bond. Bond, like most parts of the United States, disproportionately affects poor black people. During the interview, Suchan describes how judges are failing to properly execute an order issued by Chief Judge Timothy Evans that was supposed to help individuals who cannot afford bond. Suchan later highlights how the fund decides who to help and the kind of cases that are typical when it comes to money bond. In the discussion part, Kevin Gosztola addresses President Donald Trump's phone call to Sgt. La David Johnson, which consumed media during the past week. He puts the focus on the issue of why U.S. troops are even in Niger in the first place.