Down the Toilet
New York is going down the toilet. Thanks to the insane (Democrat) government there, the new year brings new abuses to its law-abiding citizenry. Effective January1, 2020, New York will implement criminal justice reform laws, which will effectively be a “catch-and-release” program. The laws will also negatively affect crime victims and witnesses!
According to an article at www.breitbart.com, a judge will be prohibited from requiring a defendant to be jailed as he/she awaits their court hearings after being charged with a crime. These new laws are said to apply to “non-violent” offenders and are designed to ease jail overcrowding. At first glance this may not sound too bad, but a closer look reveals a very broad definition of the term “non-violent.” According to the article, “non-violent” crimes include second degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide, and promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child! In an interview on 12 News in Johnson City, New York, (www.wbng.com), Senator Fred Akshar referred to the laws as “get-out-of-jail-free” cards for crimes including animal abuse, reckless assault of a child, aggravated assault on children under 11, and criminal possession of a firearm!
Another alarming provision of these laws allows suspects the opportunity to re-visit the crime scenes for the purpose of collecting evidence for their own defense, without the victims’ consent! Still another provision mandates the prosecutor give the defendants a complete list of witnesses who intend to testify against them within 15 days of the defendants’ arraignment! Although we all have the right to confront our accuser, this law unnecessarily puts witnesses at risk of being tampered with, harassed, and intimidated.
Consider this example: In New York, a degenerate breaks into your house while you are away at work. The reprobate ransacks your residence and steals your TV, computer, jewelry, and firearms. Luckily for you, the miscreant is caught and charged with several “non-violent” felonies. Instead of going to jail, the scoundrel has the right to re-enter your residence to “investigate” to come up with a defense to get him acquitted! Meanwhile, the creep remains at large to plan his/her next crime and to harass and intimidate your neighbor, who witnessed the crime and intends to testify! Nice job, New York!
As decent Americans, we must band together and oppose tyranny in all forms and in all places. May God bless you and the United States of America!