(RightWingAmericans.Com)- New York City police are seeing the effects of releasing prisoners early. After letting 1,500 inmates out of prison early because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, the city’s police department has been forced to re-arrest 50 and return them to prison.
Incredibly, though, the New York Post reported that some of the people who were recaptured and returned to prison…have once again been released because of the coronavirus!
This is an insane story. The Post reports one example of NYC police arresting James Little, a 40-year-old who attempted to rob a bank. Little was arrested just over a week after he was released early from Rikers Island prison where he was serving time for assaulting his girlfriend. Not only that, but back in 1995, Little was convicted of murder, which saw him serve 20 years in prison.
But didn’t New York City authorities tell us they were only releasing non-violent criminals? You heard that too, right?
Little was found to have instigated two separate bank robberies after he was released from Rikers Island earlier, too. He is believed to have gotten away from the banks with $1,000 each time.
People saw this coming. Top prosecutors from New York City warned Mayor Bill de Blasio about this exact situation happening. In a letter sent last month to de Blasio and Cynthia Brann, the Department of Correction commissioner, the prosecutors said that releasing so many criminals early could result in more crimes being committed.
Bridget Brennan, the special narcotics prosecutor warned that by protecting inmates from contracting the coronavirus in prison, they would potentially be putting law-abiding citizens at risk.
Why didn’t Mayor de Blasio listen?
“We fully appreciate the unique risks that the COVID-19 virus poses in our jails,” the letter reads. “At the same time, we want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety.”
The prosecutors also described the actions taken by Mayor de Blasio as “haphazard.”
“We have communicated our concerns, but these concerts have not always been heeded. As an example, when we learned last week that the Commissioner of Corrections was about to use her authority to order an across-the-board release of hundreds of inmates serving city sentences, we were assured that the release would not include those serving time for domestic violence or sex offenses, given the risk to victims,” they wrote. “Unfortunately, we later learned that such individuals were indeed included in the ranks of those to be released.”
So de Blasio did release dangerous criminals to the public.
And now the police are cleaning up his mess.