Many of us are at least familiar with the movie(s) about “The Purge.” The premise of these disgusting horror films is that, for a period of time, all crime is legal – no holds barred – no restrictions at all. Everything and everyone is fair game, from petty theft to murder and everything in between.
Personally I think it takes a rather sick mind to imagine such a thing, and an even more disturbed individual(s) to make it into a movie. And it doesn’t say much of those who spend money to view it (them). But that’s a discussion for another day.
This is about the coming real-life “Purge.” Cities like New York, who recently enacted “no bail” laws, have seen a drastic increase in crimes and multiple repeat offenders.
And instead of recoiling at the prospect, other cities and States are pondering following suit.
It’s why we conservatives often speak of slippery slopes – because this is the way it starts.
from Conservative Review:
New York’s crime laws imploding: 7 insane prison release stories
Weak-on-crime laws and policies are imploding everywhere they are enacted. New York is now the poster child of jailbreak insanity. Yet Republicans nationwide remain surprisingly muted in their criticism. Why? Because so many of them support the underlying premise behind de-incarceration radicalism.
In October, when he wasn’t busy lobbying for more refugee resettlement, Tennessee’s allegedly Republican governor, Bill Lee, told a group of state senators, “We can empty our jails in the same way that some other states have done. I know we can do that.”
Really, Governor Lee? You want to empty the jails the way other states have done rather than emphatically promising your residents you won’t become like the blue states? Well, here is what it looks like to empty your jails when the system is already too weak on holding, prosecuting, and sentencing even repeat violent offenders.
- Jonathan Armand Flores-Maldonado, a 27-year-old resident of Long Island, was killed on Sunday, directly as a result of criminal justice “reform.” Jordan Randolph, 40, had 12 prior criminal convictions, including charges for numerous assaults, robbery, drugs, and three DWIs. He was arrested on January 1, the first full day of New York’s new pro-criminal laws, for not having a court-ordered ignition interlock device in his car. Yet the judge said he was forced to release Randolph without any bond, despite five prior failures to appear in court! The judge claimed that the law prevented him from even requiring Randolph to wear an ankle bracelet. Well, as habitual criminals tend to repeat the same crimes, Randolph was allegedly drunk driving this Sunday when he slammed into Flores-Maldonado, fatally wounding him. And then … he was released from jail again without bail!