Even with the high popularity of their TV show Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and Beth are calling it quits for now. They are doing so for an excellent reason, however.
With the bail industry under attack nationwide, Beth is running for the position of president of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS). She is highly concerned about the bail reform movements springing up throughout the country that would end cash bail systems. Beth told In Touch that “This would be a disaster.”
Legal actions are taking place in such key states as California. A recent lawsuit in the state claimed that the cash bail system is unconstitutional and seeked to get rid of it.
Generally, the bail bond industry has not challenged these types of legal actions. Beth seeks to change that as president of the PBUS. She argues that “The bail industry provides a service to the government and helps ensure the public’s safety.” Beth went so far as to call the people seeking these changes “social justice lackeys” and claimed that their only goal is to make it easier for criminals to get out of jail.
Duane shares these concerns and feels that suspending their show will help prevent the bail system in the US from being dismantled. He argues that there will no longer be an industry in which to work without intervention from all of the professional associations.
Beth has a highly credible record of intervening in legal challenges seeking to dismantle the bail bond system. She worked with the California Bail Agents Association to help ensure that they were listed as interveners defending the industry along with the city of San Francisco. Their efforts were highly successful, and the lawsuit was all but dismissed in San Francisco.
Duane’s wife is so committed to this cause that she has a “crisis team” ready to quickly assist state associations when they need to fight such challenges in court. With her level of experience and diligence, it is highly likely that Beth will help prevent the spread of legislation to end the bail bond industry.