Here we go again with releasing inmates…

New Jersey will release as many as 1,000 people from its jails in what is believed to be the nation’s broadest effort to address the risks of the highly contagious coronavirus spreading among the incarcerated.

The order applies to inmates jailed for probation violations as well as to those convicted in municipal courts or sentenced for low-level crimes in Superior Court. The release of inmates will begin Tuesday morning.

Full article, HERE from NY Post.

This at the same time that New York and California are dealing with recidivism in those criminals released amid the WuFlu scare…

And NYC ‘almost’ let a few really bad apples out, HERE

Of course this is happening in states where CCW is almost non-existent, and LEOs are being told to not write tickets, arrest unless it is a ‘serious’ offense. And word on the street is that crime in NYC is up by 75% in some locations.

And California is no better… A ‘sterling’ example, if you will, is HERE.

But if you, as a citizen, step out of line, YOU will be arrested and put in jail. There is ‘something’ wrong with this picture…

I just can’t put my finger on it…


Really??? — 16 Comments

  1. It’s almost as though they wanted the criminals to have a chance to vote in November.

    Nah! That’d never happen.

    • ding Ding DING !!! Combined with mail-in voting, a big advantage for the political party that helped them get out.

  2. There’s a book out there titled “Anarcho-Tyranny,” by the late Samuel T Francis, in which he describes the phrase he coined as “laws that are supposed to protect ordinary citizens against ordinary criminals routinely go unenforced, even though the state is perfectly capable of doing so. While this problem rages on, government elites concentrate their interests on law-abiding citizens.”
    And also: “We refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy,) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny.)”


  3. The ‘fun’ side of that is that a large number of these ‘low-level’ criminals are also ‘frequent flyers’, commonly involved in crime, well-known to the police and the communities, who finally got somebody to actually keep them in the system long enough for a conviction and a sentence of actual jail time.

    A short wait alongside of trench full of corpses is a better solution.

  4. And pro-criminal justice reform lawyers, bitching about the mistaken killings that are an unavoidable part of managing the problem with vigilante killings, fail to see how the legal system is being discredited here.

    You cannot convincingly argue that “we don’t need capital punishment, because we can keep people in prison as long as needed for safety” when you then prove that you will not let the system keep people in prison long enough.

    Yeah, sure, prisons are plague pits, and there are public health risks through the guards. A system that releases people because of last winter’s cold is not going to be displacing killing possible burglar strangers who may additionally be spreading disease. If the disease is so bad, and so persistent that we cannot tolerate prison populations, it is potentially so bad and so persistent that transients with no visible means of support also need not be tolerated.

    Trying to panic people does not always have only the consequences wished for.

  5. Even funner, to build off of mostly cajun’s statement above, most of these thugs and ne’re-do-wells are only in jail on violation-of-probation or actual jail-time on low-level crimes because the prosecutors pled the much more heinous crimes down to nothing in order to ‘get’ a guilty plea or conviction, and therefore the low-lifes that are being released are much more dangerous than what their conviction record is.

    It’s like the bad Mafia Joke: Someone asks a Mafia guy how many times he’s been arrested. Answer: No convictions.

    The act of violating probation or parole is the act of showing the State and the Citizens that the violator is acting in bad faith to the terms of his/her/its release, and therefore is pretty much the definition of a bad actor and needs to lock up. But, instead, the courts see VOP as a revolving door, often just extending Probation after a minimum jail sentence, usually the time the criminal spent in jail before his/her/its VOP sentencing.

    Trust me. Used to work in the system tracking our local career street pharmacists. When you get someone who’s a violent offender, being charged with armed trafficking, and the prosecutor allows the person to plea down the case and said criminal gets Drug Court (a non-jail show up once a week/month to prove you’re still not drugging, yeah, you all can see how that works, right…) which is meant for the first or second time arrested user, not trafficker, it does get rather depressing.

    Tracking thugs who are out on Probation/Parole who are doing the exact things they were convicted on, and the new charges get dropped and Probation/Parole gets extended. Yeah, how’s that working for ya?

    Seriously. Any jail or prison reform must address, in the harshest ways, repeat violators, pleading down major charges, and the revolving door of multiple low-level charges that add up to a huge drain on everyone, financially, criminally, the whole yards.

    As to New Jersey, they can go self-copulate for all I care. The abuses of civil rights of the citizens that that state has shown for over 50 years makes me want our President to seize it, put it under military governorship, and treat it like a territory until it gets it’s collective ass together and starts acting like a functioning state that can actually understand the needs and the rights of the citizens over the wants and desires of petty criminals and politicians to line their pockets with the citizens’ money.

  6. All- Thanks for the comments. CP- ‘Apparently’ at some locations, inmates are TRYING to get the WuFlu… sigh

    Posted from my iPhone.

  7. We’ve been seeing this for some while now in Chicago, first under the catch and release policies of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and now with the actions of Sheriff Tom Dart in emptying the county jail. Real data are hard to come by – cue Sarah Hoyt’s shocked face – but anecdotal reports from places like the Second CIty Cop blog are NOT encouraging. With the long weekend ahead and temperatures finally rising to near normal, I expect we’ll see some ugly truth in the days ahead.

  8. They think this will make them popular and electable. They are mistaken in thinking that. And let’s be clear, if it comes to it, and we hope it won’t, the dindus aren’t going to win the firefight.

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