HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Texas' most populous county are concerned that potentially dangerous people are being released from jail under a federal court order that determined the local bail system discriminates against poor people accused of misdemeanor crimes.[...] community and legal groups that sued over the bail system in Harris County — home to Houston, the nation's fourth largest city — are accusing county officials of fearmongering by highlighting preliminary statistics that give an incomplete picture.U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal ruled in April that the county's policy of detaining indigent misdemeanor defendants before trial violated equal protection rights against wealth-based discrimination and due process protections against pretrial detention.Six states — Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and Texas —have filed a motion in a federal appeals court in support of Harris County's bail system, They argue the court order invalidates multiple state laws and threatens public safety.
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