(Tea Party PAC) – Guys, if you have any doubt that progressive thought is absolutely a cancer that is destroying our communities from the inside out, what’s happening in New York right now should convince you. Apparently, thanks to the insane ideas of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at least 250 criminals have been released from New York’s Rikers Island prison, and these individuals have been rearrested a whopping 450 times.
Now, it doesn’t take a genius to have guessed this would be the inevitable outcome of this situation, but then again, leftists have not exactly earned a reputation for being among the great thinkers of the world. Sure, they have a lot of wonderful sounding ideas, but the problem is they are nothing more than fantasy. None of what they propose will work in the real world. This prison nightmare is proof of that.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
New York Police Department (NYPD) data reported by NBC New York’s Melissa Russo reveals that since Cuomo issued a statewide order demanding jails and prisons release inmates to abide by social distancing measures in late March, at least 250 inmates from Rikers Island have been rearrested.
Of approximately 2,500 defendants sprung from Rikers early because of COVID safety planning, at least 250 have been arrested again since, according to Michael LiPetri, chief of Crime Control Strategies for the NYPD.
Chief LiPetri tells NBC New York the NYPD did not object to releasing older defendants, nor those with underlying medical conditions. But he says the consequences of the larger-scale release of prisoners are now showing up in the arrest data, with those 250 re-offenders being arrested 450 times so far during the pandemic.
The problem with a lot of progressive thought is they try to ignore the fact that there is something fundamentally broken in human nature, something that cannot be repaired by the efforts of other human beings. Those who are religious might call this sin. It takes God to change hearts, minds, and natures. No effort of man will produce those changes, no matter how hard progressives try to do it through legislation.
It’s a striving for perfection that just cannot happen. It defies logic, reason, and reality. But the left refuses to believe this truth right in front of their faces and continue to try insane measures to improve mankind without God like this stupid prisoner release stuff.
One such case detailed by Russo involves 27-year-old Jonathan Martinez who has been charged in six incidents since November 2019 including forcible touching and allegedly robbing a Sephora store.
Martinez was previously convicted for strangling his girlfriend in 2014. On March 16, Martinez was released from Rikers Island under Cuomo’s directive.
Seven days later, Martinez was arrested by the NYPD for allegedly robbing a person at knifepoint. After his arrest, Martinez was released without ever having to pay bail thanks to Cuomo’s bail reform law that eliminated cash bail for a number of nonviolent and violent crimes.
About a month later, Martinez was again arrested by the NYPD for alleged robbery. Again, Martinez was released from jail. Then, this month, Martinez was twice arrested for vandalizing stores in Manhattan that the owners said they struggled to reopen due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
While the mass release of convicted and accused criminals in New York continues and violent crime surges, Mayor Bill de Blasio is vowing to cut NYPD funding. The reduction in funding for the police would come as murders have jumped 160 percent over the last week and burglaries are up 402 percent.
Most of the individuals who have been released during this program are career criminals who have been hardened by being in prison and mixing with really bad people. When they come out into the world again, they are not concerned with being citizens who contribute to the society they are a part of. Instead, they go right back to their old criminal ways.
Will the left ever learn the lesson they are being taught about the truth of human nature? It seems their ideology makes that an impossible pill to swallow.