In Studio: 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' warns against bail reform in California

Duane Chapman, aka "Dog the Bounty Hunter," is issuing a strong warning to all Californians about the plan to end the bail system as we know it.

You've probably seen his show before, it ran on A&E for 12 seasons. Now "Dog" is working to fight identical bail overhauls from Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland).

He put out close to 800,000 robo calls, urging Californians to tell their lawmakers to vote no on the proposals.

Hertzberg's SB 10 and Bonta's AB 42 would replace county bail schedules with a safety and flight-risk assessment of pre-trial offenders. Hertzberg and Bonta argue that the current system "punishes the poor for being poor."

"Dog" doesn't buy this argument:

“You, the taxpayer, will pay to release these criminals. Car thieves, burglars, sexual predators and repeat offenders will get out of jail with little accountability, and we will not be able to go after them when they run.”

At the beginning of this month SB 10 passed the Senate and moved on to the Assembly, while a AB 42 stalled in the Assembly under pressure.

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" is still pushing hard to stop the bail overhaul. He and his wife Beth Chapman joined us in studio for our 5pm today!

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