The worst part is that the judge who let this guy out will bear no responsibility
By: Tank Murdoch @TheNatSent
(TNS) What happens when you combine the overhyping of a virus with insane Left-wing ‘justice reform’ policies? Answer: You get murder and mayhem and chaos.
Leftist judges and prosecutors all over the country are using hyped fears of coronavirus to push for early releases of criminals, ostensibly to ‘protect them’ from being ‘infected.’
The notion that you can better protect inmates by releasing them into the general public where the virus is prevalent rather than keeping them in jail (where a jury or a judge sent them) is asinine. In jail, they can be quarantined; if they get sick, they’ll get treatment, and all on the taxpayer’s dime because that’s the way it works.
In any event, law enforcement experts have been warning these releases were not just stupid but bad public policy, and they’ve been proven right.
The Epoch Times reported Wednesday that a Florida inmate who was released over concerns about ‘muh coronavirus’ is now a suspect in a murder case…a day after he was released:
A Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of committing second-degree murder, just one day after he was released from jail over fears the CCP virus could spread in correctional facilities, authorities said on April 14.
Tampa-based Joseph Edwards Williams, 26, was arrested on Monday on charges of second-degree murder in connection with a homicide last month, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He also faces charges of violently resisting an officer, gun possession, drug possession, and paraphernalia possession.
He remained in jail on Tuesday night with no bond, records show.
Williams was first arrested on March 13 for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and heroin, a third-degree felony, court records show.
The facility on March 19 released more than 100 of its inmates from custody until trial, including Williams, as part of efforts to curb transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, within the detention facilities, and to protect the inmates and staff.
A Florida judge had instructed the local sheriff “to release any pretrial detainee arrested for a municipal or county ordinance violation, a misdemeanor offense, a criminal traffic offense, or a third-degree felony offense.”
A day after Williams got out, he was re-arrested. And of course, this lunatic judge will take no responsibility for the action and will not be held accountable, which is ludicrous.
“There is no question Joseph Williams took advantage of this health emergency to commit crimes while he was out of jail awaiting resolution of a low-level, non-violent offense,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement.
“Every murder, every violent crime, especially those involving a gun, is a sickening example of the worst in our community, especially at a time when our community is working relentlessly to fight against the spread of this deadly COVID-19,” Chronister added.
“Judges, prosecutors, and sheriffs around the country are facing difficult decisions during this health crisis with respect to balancing public health and public safety,” he continued.
“Sheriffs in Florida and throughout our country have released non-violent, low-level offenders to protect our deputies and the jail population from an outbreak. Our commitment as an agency is to keep this community safe and enforce the law.”
Williams, by the way, has a 35-charge rap sheet…just the kind of person we want walking our city streets, right?
This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.
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