Reynaldo Rapalo’s attorney asked for bail for his client on the escape charge.
The judge rightly denied bail, stating that Rapalo was “a danger to this community“.
Rapalo was in jail awaiting trial in February on seven felony rape counts. This suggests to me that he was denied bail for those charges.
This is a man who was apparently denied bail on the initial charges, then he escapes, then he’s caught again. His attorney then asks for bail on the escape charge.
Why would bail ever be granted to someone on escape charges? Obviously, this person wants to be out of jail. Why reward him? Is this just some way to try to play the “get out of jail free card”?
It’s not just that this guy was a danger to the community. He is an illegal alien (he overstayed his visa), he has no ties to this country. He is a flight risk.
It’s absolutely absurd that anyone would even ask for bail under these circumstances. Good for the judge denying bail.