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California Court Relases 2 Suspects Arrested with 150,000 Fentanyl Pills Without Bail

California: Tulare County Court Commissioner Mikki Verissimo of California signed an order to release two suspected drug traffickers, Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, who were arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills, enough to potentially kill several million people. Neither the Tulare County District Attorney nor Sheriff Mike Boudreaux were involved in releasing the alleged criminals without bail. Sheriff Boudreaux was reportedly infuriated by the court and blamed California Governor Newsome and soft on crime legislators for passing Proposition 47 and 57 that allow criminals to be released from jails, thwarting law enforcement and endangering public safety.

Tulare County Court Commissioner Mikki Verissimo of California signed an order to release two suspected drug traffickers recently arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills in their possession, Fox News confirmed Tuesday.

Officials arrested Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, during a traffic stop on Friday and transported them to the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession, transportation and selling of illegal drugs, but they were released over the weekend.

The Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward’s office said in a statement to Fox News Digital that it was “not involved with or agree with the decision to release these individuals.”

“The time in which they were released was after their arrest and prior to police reports being submitted to our office. Through a risk assessment by the county probation department, they were released by a judicial officer,” Ward’s office said.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux also expressed concern with the suspects’ release, telling Fox News’ “The Story” on Tuesday that he only learned of an order to release Zendejas and Madrigal “until it was far too late.”

“This assessment was done behind the scenes, basically without ever contacting me as the sheriff or even asking me what I believe the risk to our public safety would be,” he said. “I could not believe that we had 150,000 fentanyl pills — one of the most dangerous epidemics that is facing our nation today — with people in custody, that we may potentially be able to impact the future of this type of drug trafficking organization and or cartels in California — in my county — and we let them go.”

He continued: “California’s system of justice is failing us all. … Law enforcement up and down the state of California is frustrated. We want to hold people to their justice and hold them accountable for the crimes that they commit. But Proposition 47 and 57 — through Governor Newsom and the legislators in California who are really soft on crime — allowing people like this to be released from our facilities, we have no control over that. And for law enforcement leaders in California, it’s incredibly frustrating when we are responsible for public safety.”

Bordeaux went on to say that the record-breaking flow of migrants coming into the United States through the southern boarder is part of the reason fentanyl is coming into the country and creating danger “to the quality of life.”

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Antifa-Linked Terrorist with Pipe Bomb Released from Jail Without Posting Bond

Pinellas County, Florida: Last month, protesters gathered to oppose the ongoing detention of US Army veteran Jeremy Brown who was at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but never stepped foot inside the building. Mr. Brown is being held without bail on a misdemeanor charge as a political prisoner. During the protest in Florida in support of Brown, a 22-year old man, Garrett James Smith, who was clad in a black hood and mask and is linked to Antifa, was arrested and police found a homemade pipe bomb in his bag. Smith was held on a $300,250 bond on three counts of possession or discharge of a destructive device and one count of loitering and prowling. The Antifa bomber was released last week without posting bond.

Contrast this with the treatment of January 6th political prisoners, who continue to suffer in prison without bail, and many are only charged with non-violent crimes like loitering and disorderly conduct.

A Pinellas County man has been arrested for allegedly bringing an explosive device to a protest outside the county courthouse in Largo January 6, 2022.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Garrett James Smith was seen running away from the direction of the Thursday’s protest, which was lawfully organized to oppose the detention of Jeremy Brown.

Excerpt:

…Deputies noticed a man wearing all black, with a black face covering and a black backpack, running away from the gathering at the courthouse.

Deputies caught up with him and detained him. After arresting him for prowling and loitering, they searched his backpack, where they found a black helmet and a list of items.

They also found a pipe-style explosive device.

Smith’s car was found nearby and deputies found M-80 fireworks inside. A search of Smith’s residence turned up four grenade-type explosives and another pipe-style explosive, the sheriff said.

He added that the explosive device found at the courthouse was capable of exploding.

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Union Pacific Blasts Los Angeles DA for Going Soft on Crime, Considers Rerouting Trains amid Mass Looting

Major rail carrier Union Pacific is considering rerouting its trains after blasting Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon for going soft on crime amid a spike in rail car looting. A representative for Union Pacific stated that at least 90 rail car containers are broken into each day, with criminals being caught and released only to come back and loot again. Around $5 million in claims, losses, and damages have been reported to UP over the past year.

Major rail carrier Union Pacific is considering rerouting its trains after blasting Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon for going soft on crime amid a spike in rail car looting.

UP General Director of Public Affairs Adrian Guerrero wrote a letter detailing how at least 90 rail car containers are broken into each day, with criminals being caught and released only to come back and loot again.

“These individuals are generally caught and released back onto the streets in less than twenty-four hours,” Guerrero wrote. “Even with all the arrests made, the no-cash bail policy and extended timeframe for suspects to appear in court is causing re-victimization to UP by these same criminals. In fact, criminals boast to [UP] officers that charges will be pled down to simple trespassing — which bears no serious consequence.”

Around $5 million in claims, losses, and damages have been reported to UP over the past year.

Video from KCBS of the looting damage shows thousands of opened packages on the ground.

The spike in crime is causing UP to consider rerouting its trains around LA.

“UP is now contemplating serious changes to our operating plans to avoid Los Angeles County,” Guerrero said. “We do not take this effort lightly, particularly during the supply chain crisis, as this drastic change to our operations will create significant impacts and strains throughout the local, state, and national supply chain systems.”

Gascon’s office replied to Guerrero’s criticism and concerns, stating it is committed to ensuring the safety of LA County’s railroad tracks.

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Democrat Lawmakers Who Support Soft-on-Crime Laws Get Carjacked and Threatened with Guns

Last week, Illinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, who championed the state’s criminal justice reform legislation that includes no-cash bail, had her loaner Mercedes Benz SUV carjacked at gunpoint by 3 masked men. Her husband was driving and fired back at the thieves with his legal concealed carry gun. Earlier this year in Chicago, Senator Elgie Sims was angered when another driver who allegedly pointed a handgun at him as they drove in Springfield got out of jail by posting $1,500. Sims complained that by releasing the man on bail, he would be free to do this again.

Illinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, who championed the state’s criminal justice reform omnibus legislation in January, was carjacked at gunpoint in suburban Broadview on Tuesday evening, authorities said. One of the hijackers fired multiple gunshots at Lightford’s husband, but he was not injured.

Three masked men exited a Dodge Durango and hijacked Lightford’s Mercedes Benz SUV at gunpoint on the 2000 block of South 20th Avenue around 9:45 p.m., according to a statement from the village’s chief of police.

Lightford confirmed the incident in a short statement, saying she was “thankful that my husband and I are alive and physically unharmed. I am trying to process the trauma of what happened.”

She thanked the Broadview Police Department for their “quick and thorough response.”

Her husband, Eric McKennie, was driving their Mercedes when the carjackers struck.

Police did not say if McKennie or Lightford fired any shots in the incident.

Lightford helped lead the charge to pass the state’s wide-ranging overhaul of criminal justice-related laws, which passed in January. Among other things, the law decriminalized absences of less than 48 hours by people who are ordered to stay on pre-trial electronic monitoring, and it will eliminate cash bail in January 2023.

Lightford is at least the second major sponsor of the legislation to fall victim to criminals this year.

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Biden Says More Riots are Justified, and Harris Bailed Out Two Murder Suspects and a Rapist

Democrat candidate Joe Biden gave a speech in Pittsburgh blaming the riots across America on Trump, saying “his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows how weak he is. Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?” Tucker Carlson says that Biden essentially said, ” Vote for me or my people will keep blocking traffic and setting fires and hurting people.” Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, solicited donations for protesters through the Minnesota Freedom Fund to help post bail for those arrested during the riots. At least 13 members of Biden’s staff sent money to the rioters in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) freed Jaleel Stallings, who shot at police. The Fund paid $75,000 in cash to get him released; MFF spent $100,000 to bail out Darnika Floyd, who is charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of a friend; and MFF paid $350,000 to bail out Christopher Boswell, a twice-convicted rapist who is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault. Biden has pledged that, if he is elected, he will end cash bail in every state. -GEG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR-7tvejSUU

Kamala Harris told Stephen Colbert in June that the protests would not stop and should not stop – even after Election Day.

Three months ago, Kamala Harris asked her 3.7 million Twitter followers (now 5.4 million) to contribute to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, whose mission is to ‘help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.’

Yet, as Fox 9 News in Minneapolis notes, the MFF has bailed out violent criminals who were rioting in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a black man who had a ‘fatal level‘ of fentanyl in his system when he died in police custody, after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes during a stop.

Fox 9 reports (via The Federalist):

Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.

Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.

If Harris ends up as Vice President (or as some speculate, President) of the United States, will she promote initiatives with a similar lack of oversight – or even worse, which are actively working to put violent offenders back on the streets?  The Federalist‘s David Marcus sums it up as follows:

Harris was so eager to be on the rioters’ team that she literally raised money for them in the hopes that they could be released and foster further mayhem.

That on its own would be bad enough. But the fact that she is now attempting to pretend she was against all of this violence, and looting, and arson, and destruction from the get go is an insulting joke. Did Harris really think that peaceful protesters obeying the rules were the ones arrested in Minneapolis? Of course she didn’t. She just assumed that justifying the unrest would help Democrats’ political chances. Now that this has been shown to be false, she is trying to change her position. It’s way too late for that.

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Man Who Pushed 92-Year Old Woman to the Ground Has over 100 Previous Arrests


New York: Surveillance video shows a man punching a 92-year-old woman to the ground in broad daylight last Friday. Rashid Brimmage is a registered sex offender with over 100 arrests for charges ranging from sexual abuse and groping women on the subway, public lewdness, harassment, criminal trespass, and punching strangers. Due to so-called criminal justice-reform policies that include no-cash bail, Brimmage has been released repeatedly, allowing him to injure more people. The woman has recovered injuries from the fall, but now is afraid to walk alone. -GEG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIuk0F7qbW8

We’re learning more about the career criminal accused of attacking a 92-year-old woman in Gramercy Park.

Police are trying to track down a man seen on video shoving a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan. (Credit: NYPD)

A veteran law enforcement officer says the current system is failing the perpetrators and the police.

Chilling surveillance video shows the moment the 92-year-old was thrown to the ground in broad daylight last Friday, her attacker watching as she hit her head on a fire hydrant.

“I was all bloody,” she told CBS2. “This man did nothing except change my life and almost kill me.”

Police say the attacker is 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage, a registered sex offender with at least 100 arrests for charges ranging from assault, to resisting arrest and persistent sexual abuse.

Former NYPD chief Kevin Harrington says Brimmage is a case study in why the city’s no-bail policy needs to be revisited.

“When you have sweeping reforms like this, they allow for a menace like this to be on the street, and ultimately it’s communities who pay the price,” Harrington said.

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NY Mayor de Blasio Refuses to Call National Guard After Looting and Cop Beatings


New York deployed 8,000 police on Monday, and they were overwhelmed. Thousands of looters took the streets after dark and hit places all over the city. Governor Cuomo threatened to take over for de Blasio if the Mayor cannot control the violence and looting, but state troops have not yet been called. Over 700 looters were arrested, but more than 400 were immediately released without bail. [As stated in a previous report, it appears that city and state leaders have ordered police to stand down to encourage as much violence and destruction as possible to eventually justify martial law, which is the end game for ending America as a free nation.] -GEG

What a fool.
On Monday night looters and thugs beat police officers and looted the premier stores in Manhattan including Macy’s Department Store.

On Tuesday New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would not bring in the National Guard to protect the people and businesses of New York City.

Mayor de Blasio: We do not need nor do we think it’s wise for the National Guard to be in New York City, nor any armed forces.

Except the armed looters.

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Additional source:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/02/over-400-nyc-looters-to-be-freed-from-jail-thanks-to-bail-reform-policy/




Convict Who Thanked New York Democrats for Abolishing Bail Arrested for the 140th Time

Career criminal Charles Barry, 56, was arrested Tuesday evening by NYPD for allegedly scamming a Belgian tourist on the New York City subway, provoking his 140th arrest. Barry’s spent six criminal sentences in state prison, including stints for drug dealing and grand larceny. New York’s bail reform law frees suspects back into the public almost immediately following their arrest.

Earlier this week, Barry told a reporter, “I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me! Bail reform, it’s lit! It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”

A convicted felon who thanked New York Democrats this week for eliminating bail for a series of crimes deemed “non-violent” was arrested for the 140th time, just days after he was released from New York City Police Department (NYPD) custody.

Career criminal Charles Barry, 56-years-old, was arrested Tuesday evening by NYPD for allegedly scamming a Belgian tourist on the New York City subway, provoking his 140th arrest, as the New York Daily News noted.

Barry is likely to be released from jail almost immediately, yet again, thanks to New York’s new bail reform — signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) — that frees suspects back into the public almost immediately following their arrest. NYPD told the Daily News that Barry will be charged with fraudulent accosting, a charge where he will pay no bail to get out of jail.

The crimes for which bail has been eliminated include second-degree manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, third-degree assault, promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, criminally negligent homicide, or aggravated vehicular homicide.

Barry had just been arrested for the 139th time earlier this week, as Breitbart News reported, and thanked elected Democrats in New York for passing the bail reform law that allows him to be released every time he is arrested for a crime considered “non-violent.”

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cracker! You can’t stop me!” Barry told a Daily News reporter. “Bail reform, it’s lit! It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”

“It’s a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing,” Barry said of the Democrats’ bail reform law. “They punk’d people out for bullshit crimes.”

Thus far, Barry has been arrested a total of seven times in New York City since Cuomo signed the bail reform law. Each time, he was almost immediately released from jail.

Barry’s criminal record includes six felony convictions, 87 misdemeanor convictions, and 21 skipped court hearings. Barry’s record also includes spending six criminal sentences in state prison, including stints for drug dealing and grand larceny.

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Illegal Alien Arrested for Raping and Murdering 92-Year Old Woman After Allegedly Attacking His Father and Being Set Free, Despite ICE Detainer, Due to New York Sanctuary Law


Reeaz Khan, 21, an unlawfully present Guyanese national, was arrested January 10 by the NYPD and was charged with murder, rape, and sexual abuse against Maria Fuertes, 92, a person incapable of consent. Khan is accused of pouncing on the elderly woman from behind, throwing her to the ground and then sexually assaulting her before he ran from the scene. Khan was previously released from local law enforcement custody in November 2019 with an active ICE detainer, due to New York City’s sanctuary policies. The incident six weeks prior to the murder of Fuentes reportedly involved Khan’s 41-year-old father, who had to be hospitalized from slashes to his arm and chest after his son allegedly used a broken ceramic mug to attack him. Although Khan was charged with misdemeanor assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment, he paid no bail and was released. A spokeswoman for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed the mayor’s sympathies and chastised President Donald Trump’s administration for “politicizing this tragedy.”

ICE said that 92-year-old Maria Fuentes was murdered by an illegal immigrant with a criminal history named Reeaz Khan.

Queens, NY – Federal officials said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “sanctuary city” policy is to blame for the brutal murder of a 92-year-old woman at the hands of an illegal immigrant in Queens on Jan. 6.

“Clearly the politicians care more about criminal illegal aliens than the citizens they are elected to serve and protect,” U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement, The Washington Times reported.

Reeaz Khan, who is an illegal immigrant from Guyana, was arrested on Nov. 27, 2019 after he attacked his father in their South Richmond home, the New York Post reported.

Khan’s 41-year-old father had to be hospitalized after his son used a broken ceramic mug to slash his father’s arm and chest.

Court records showed that Khan was charged with misdemeanor assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment, the New York Post reported.

The records also showed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents placed a detainer request on him the day he was arrested.

However, because of New York’s new bail laws and the mayor’s liberal policies, Khan was released without bail after the judge issued a temporary order of protection for his father, the New York Post reported.

Only six weeks passed before Khan allegedly sexually assaulted and strangled 92-year-old Maria Fuentes.

“It was a deadly choice to release a man on an active ICE detainer back onto the streets after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder,” Thomas Decker, ICE’s New York field-office director of enforcement and removal operations, said.

“New York City’s sanctuary policies continue to threaten the safety of all residents of the five boroughs as they repeatedly protect criminal aliens who show little regard for the laws of this nation,” Decker added.

Court papers said the elderly woman was found lying in the freezing weather about two hours after she was attacked by Khan, the New York Post reported.

Fuentes died from injuries that included rib fractures and a broken spine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Investigators found surveillance video that showed the before and after of the attack and shared it with the public to identify Fuentes’ murderer, the New York Post reported.

Khan’s brother was one of multiple people who identified the suspect for police.

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Grasso said that after Khan was taken into custody, he told detectives that he had found his victim lying on the ground, the New York Post reported.

The 21 year old said he was trying to help Fuentes when he “fell down, his belt broke, his pants fell down and his penis fell near her vagina,” Grasso said.

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https://nypost.com/2020/01/16/reeaz-khan-indicted-in-murder-of-92-year-old-queens-cat-lady/




New York City Will Start Bribing Criminals To Show Up To Court After Cash Bail Is Removed


The city of New York, under Ma plans to hand out Mets baseball tickets, movie tickets, subway passes, and various store gift cards to offenders as an incentive to get them to show up to their scheduled court hearings. The city’s so-called criminal justice reforms go into effect on January 1, 2020, and offenders will be released without cash bail for most misdemeanor charges and multiple felonies, including criminally negligent homicide, drug sales, aggravated assault on a child, and burglary. A critic noted that those who are accused of serious offenses are free to roam the streets or are even rewarded with gifts while the rights of victims continue to be ignored.

“If small incentives are part of what actually makes it work, then that’s a smart policy,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

New York, NY – The city of New York plans to hand out gift cards and Mets baseball tickets to offenders as an incentive to get them to show up to their scheduled court hearings.

In addition to early jail releases and eliminating cash bail for hundreds of criminal charges, the city will begin bestowing gifts on some offenders as part of a rewards program, WCBS reported.

As many as 900 inmates are expected to walk out of jail beginning in December. The city’s so-called criminal justice reforms go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, according to WCBS.

Offenders will be released without cash bail for most misdemeanor charges and multiple felonies, including criminally negligent homicide, drug sales, aggravated assault on a child, and burglary, the New York Post reported.

 

Critics argued that doling out movie tickets, subway passes, and various store gift cards will reward criminal behavior, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the incentive program will be a success, according to WCBS.

“In a world where we want speedier trials and we want the justice system to work, if small incentives are part of what actually makes it work, then that’s a smart policy,” de Blasio told WCBS on Wednesday. “It’s not something we developed. It’s something that has been worked on by experts over time and proven to work and proven to be a good investment.”

As confident as the mayor may be in the plan, many of those who have actually worked with offenders disagreed.

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon said the program is part of a “deranged mandate,” the New York Post reported.

“We are reaching the point of the absurd when those who are accused of serious offenses are free to roam the streets or even rewarded with gifts while the rights of victims continue to be ignored,” McMahon railed.

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New York: New Criminal ‘Justice Reform’ Law Allows Violent Criminals and Sex Predators of Children to be Released without Bail

New York’s new criminal justice reform law, that eliminates bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Police and prosecutors strongly object to the long list of felonies that no longer will result in requiring suspects to be held on bail until trial. Crimes that will allow suspects to be immediately released without bail include assault in the third degree, aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old, criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, resisting arrest, criminal sale of a firearm to a minor, promoting a sexual performance by a child, criminal sale of drugs to children, and arson in the third degree. -GEG

The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York released a list of charges that will no longer qualify a suspect to be held on bail, WTEN reported.

 
  • Assault in the third degree
  • Aggravated vehicular assault
  • Aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Aggravated vehicular homicide
  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
  • Coercion in the first degree
  • Arson in the third and fourth degree
  • Grand larceny in the first degree
  • Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds or criminal possession of a firearm
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
  • Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first and second degree
  • Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds
  • Specified felony drug offenses involving the use of children, including the use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense and criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child
  • Criminal solicitation in the first degree and criminal facilitation in the first degree
  • Money laundering in support of terrorism in the third and fourth degree
  • Making a terroristic threat
  • Patronizing a person for prostitution in a school zone
  • Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
  • Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
  • Promoting a sexual performance by a child
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Obstructing governmental administration in the first and second degree
  • Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device
  • Bribery in the first degree
  • Bribe giving for public office
  • Bribe receiving in the first degree
  • Promoting prison contraband in the first and second degree
  • Resisting arrest
  • Hindering prosecution
  • Tampering with a juror and tampering with physical evidence
  • Aggravated harassment in the first degree
  • Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree
  • Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor
  • Enterprise corruption and money laundering in the first degree
  • Aggravated cruelty to animals, overdriving, torturing and injuring animals
  • Failure to provide proper sustenance
  • Animal fighting

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Criminal Justice Reform Failure: Brandon Bell, 17, Arrested for Armed Carjacking, Was Released Without Bail. Two Days Later, He Was Arrested Again for Robbing a Priest and Shooting a Cop.


Brandon Bel, 17, was released from jail on no-cash bail shortly after he and two other teens were arrested for allegedly carjacking a woman at gunpoint. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office charged Bell with a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a motor vehicle, and he was released on his own recognizance, without paying bail. Two days later, he was accused of carjacking another vehicle, robbing and beating a priest, robbing a woman, and shooting a police officer.

“We cannot put people’s lives at risk because of this love affair with restorative justice,” Chief Art Acevedo declared.

Houston, TX – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo blasted “restorative justice” and demanded that judges “stop pussyfooting with violent criminals” during a press conference on Monday.

Chief Acevedo aired his frustration with the court system just days after news broke that the 17-year-old gunman who repeatedly shot a Houston police officer during a violent crime spree on Sept. 12 had recently been released from jail on his own recognizance.

 

“We need the courts to do their job, and to stop pussyfooting with violent criminals! Period!” he said angrily. “So these judges…every time somebody’s getting injured, I’m gonna call them out by name!”

Chief Acevedo said that it is important for voters to be informed about what those on the bench are doing in the courtroom.

“They’re either here to stop violent crime, or they can go somewhere else where violent crime doesn’t matter!” he railed.

He also blasted the obsessive focus on “restorative justice,” and said such practices have been placing citizens in harm’s way.

“We cannot put people’s lives at risk because of this love affair with restorative justice,” Chief Acevedo declared. “It’s not about coddling violent criminals!”

Offenders are generally released from custody by the court so quickly, witnesses and victims are too afraid to testify against them, the chief noted.

 

“If you lived in a high crime area and you knew that these judges were gonna let a violent criminal go in one door and within a matter of hours or a day or two get out on a low bond, do you want to testify against them?” he asked reporters.

Brandon Bell, 17, was released from jail on a no-cost “personal bond” shortly after he and two other teens were arrested for allegedly carjacking a woman at gunpoint as she was passing out campaign fliers on Sept. 2, KPRC reported.

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