Officials respond to SAFE-T Act decision

Following the July 18 decision by the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold the SAFE-T Act, local officials began releasing statements in response to the decision.

“It’s not good for the community,” Randolph County Sheriff Jarrod Peters said following the decision Tuesday. “It puts the public in harm’s way.”

Peters noted that while there are some problems with the criminal justice system, “this won’t fix the issues. I see absolutely nothing positive coming out of this.”

For more responses, please see this week’s print edition.