Crime and (No) Punishment, Democrat Style.

Crime and (No) Punishment, Democrat Style.

Democrats, crime, punishment, Kevin Jackson
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On the Take!

The rapid rise in crime should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to current events.  Uber-liberal prosecutors on the payroll of George Soros refuse to punish criminals, unless they are conservative-Republicans exercising their constitutional rights.

As we previously reported, Soros’ filthy money was nearly everywhere during the 2020 election.  Although he has played a huge role in defiling law and order, he has been far from the only one.

Politico admits:

The last decade has brought a remarkable shift in how California punishes crime and oversees law enforcement.

Voters and lawmakers have hit reverse on decades of stringent laws that swelled the state’s prisons, backing a raft of bills and ballot initiatives to diminish penalties and increase police accountability.

Reformist district attorneys George Gascón in Los Angeles and Chesa Boudin in San Francisco have moved away from traditional approaches.

In California, few causes get very far without a pile of money, given how difficult it is to reach 22 million registered voters across several major media markets.

Patty Quillin, Quinn Delaney, Elizabeth Simons, and Kaitlyn Krieger — channeled $22 million toward criminal justice ballot measures and allied candidates the previous two years, and their campaign contributions have steadily increased each election cycle.

They spent $3.7 million alone to elect Gascón, who rode the social justice wave that swept over America last summer to unseat incumbent Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey in November.

Delaney has been involved in criminal justice fights for decades, launching a foundation with her husband Wayne Jordan — a prominent Bay Area real estate developer — after voters passed a 2000 ballot proposition toughening sentencing for youth offenders.

Quillin is a philanthropist and the wife of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.

Simons is a former teacher and the daughter of hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist James Simons.

Krieger and her husband, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, run a criminal justice nonprofit.

Truth and (No) Consequences.

That, combined with Gavin Newsom’s ascension to the governor’s office, has alone allowed for the release over 76,000 inmates in California’s prisons. Newsom began his spree of early releases in 2020 at the height of the Covid pandemic. However, these are not ordinary down-on-their-luck felons, but some of the most infamous in all of America.

For starters, Scott Peterson has been given a new trial. No one needs reminding of Peterson’s sickening crimes. Now, evidence of jury tampering and claims of new evidence could lead to the convicted murderer being taken off death row and given an early release!

There is also the recent case of David Weidert. In 1980 Weidert beat, stabbed, and forced Michael Morganti to dig his own grave. Weidert then buried the 20-year-old developmentally disabled man alive.

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Fresno Bee explains further:

Gov. Gavin Newsom took no action on the state parole board’s latest decision to grant parole to David Weidert, meaning that the 58-year-old is now eligible for release.

Newsom previously blocked the release of Weidert last year. The Soledad State Prison inmate was also denied parole twice by former Gov. Jerry Brown.

Weidert used Morganti to serve as a lookout to commit a $500 burglary, according to prosecutors.

Morganti later spoke with law enforcement, and Weidert silenced him by luring him into a car and taking him to an isolated location to kill him. Morganti was beaten with a baseball bat and a shovel, stabbed with a knife, and forced to dig his own grave before being buried alive, prosecutors have said.

Weidert was a youthful offender who has “an impeccable prison record” and four psychological assessments saying he would be of little risk if released, said his attorney, Charles Carbone.

Newsom this year accepted the finding of the Board of Parole Hearings, “which determined that he does not pose a current unreasonable risk to public safety,” his office said without elaborating.

Weidert has since been released, and is living in the Fresno suburb of Clovis. The same community where the crimes took place.

Dead Kennedys.

In an example of how nothing is sacred in regards to California’s prison release policies, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin is set to also be paroled.

New York Times writes:

California parole commissioners recommended on Friday that Sirhan B. Sirhan should be freed on parole after spending more than 50 years in prison for assassinating Robert F. Kennedy during his campaign for president.

The recommendation from the two commissioners does not necessarily mean Mr. Sirhan, 77, will walk free, but it most likely puts his fate in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat facing a recall election that will determine his political future. A spokeswoman for Mr. Newsom declined to say whether he would approve the recommendation, only that he would consider the case after it is reviewed by the parole board’s lawyers.

The parole hearing was the 16th time Mr. Sirhan had faced parole board commissioners, but it was the first time no prosecutor showed up to argue for his continued imprisonment. George Gascón, the progressive and divisive Los Angeles County district attorney who was elected last year, has made it a policy for prosecutors not to attend parole hearings, saying the parole board has all the facts it needs to make an informed decision.

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Critical of Gascon’s role, the Manteca Bulletin opined:

It’s because Gascon doesn’t believe in punishment. He believes in rehabilitation.

To be honest its likely most would support such a stance for a variety of criminal transgressions. A case can be made against incarcerating repeat offenders for lower tier felonies if rehabilitation can succeed, reduce the burden on taxpayers and society as a whole can be reduced, and you can avoid throwing away a life.

But when crimes are so heinous and so absolute such as the premeditation to commit first degree murder it calls for permanent punishment behind bars or a trip to the execution chamber and not a pass.

Restorative justice needs to satisfy both sides of the equation — justice for the victim and society and a just penalty as a price a perpetuator pays.

In Gascon’s world of absolutes there is no exception to the concept of restorative justice as long as those up for parole check the right boxes.

One doesn’t lock up someone and throw away the proverbial keys. It doesn’t matter if they are John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dalmer, or Sirhan Sirhan.

Kumbaya Justice

Imagine after being attacked that not only does the victim have to publicly face their assailant in the courtroom, but will now have to partake in one-on-one counselling with the same aggressor to mutually learn ‘why the perpetrator chose to attack you, and what it was that you did wrong.’

This is the new law enforcement policy that New York City Council Candidate Tiffany Cabán wants to implement once elected to Queens’ 22nd District.

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A candidate for public office wants victimized New Yorkers to bear the burden of the crimes against them.

The radical “public safety” plan put forward by socialist candidate Tiffany Cabán — a shoo-in to earn a spot on the City Council representing western Queens after November’s election — would allow for victims of violent crimes to help their attackers in the name of “restorative justice.”

The Democrat’s woke, 48-page manifesto would strip cops and courts of some of their most basic law enforcement roles — like sending violent perps to prison.

Cabán’s plan, titled “A New Vision of Public Safety for New York City,” posits a scenario in which the victim of a violent mugging would be largely responsible for deciding the fate of their assailant.

But the “Kumbaya”-style idea doesn’t include actually getting the assailant off the streets with the goal of protecting others to protect others.

City entities including the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the Human Resources Administration would play a role in the process, according to the proposal.

And we thought AOC, DeBlasio, and Cuomo were bad.

Brain Freeze

Biden, ice cream, Kevin Jackson
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The Biden Administration has just announced plans to remove fentanyl-related criminal activity.  The Administration has been tone deaf (dumb and stupid as well) when it comes to how fentanyl is ravaging the American populace.

According to Fox News:

The White House on Thursday proposed removing certain penalties associated with trafficking of fentanyl-related substances (FRS), prompting criticism that it would weaken illicit drug enforcement.

Thursday’s proposal raises questions about how the Biden administration will continue the previous president’s fight against an opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities across the U.S.

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April of this year alone saw a 233% increase in fentanyl seizures at the southern border, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Fentanyl, a dangerous opioid, is significantly stronger than heroin and the related opioid carfentanyl is even stronger than fentanyl.

President Biden and former President Trump temporarily placed FRS under schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Thursday’s proposal would make that change permanent while removing certain quantity-based mandatory minimums.

In a letter to Senate leaders reviewed by Fox News, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) described the plan as the result of collaboration with the Justice Department (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

This is a idea is so bad one has to wonder if it was written by Hunter Biden?

Societies create government entering into agreements that are meant to bind individuals to specific rights and cultural obligations.  In return the expectation of the citizenry is to be treated justly.  A person will get recognition for conducting themselves appropriately, will be disciplined for any inappropriate behavior.

Liberals however, demand to be judged on their intentions and not the outcome of results.  What might be next, paying criminals not to commit crimes?

 Oh wait…Nevermind.

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