"In that time, three of the four charges against him were
dismissed, yet numerous motions for bail reduction have been
denied, presumably because the judges are terrified of what they
don't understand, and the DA is playing that up. Regardless of what
you might think of Childs' culpability in this whole saga, I don't
think there's anyone who could think that spending 18 months in a
city jail without a trial is in any way a reasonable situation.
Anyone involved in this case within the San Francisco city
government and prosecutor's office should be deeply ashamed at how
this case has (or hasn't) played out."