Quick question: what are the chances most of these George Floyd rioters are sans job? Probably pretty good, right? People who have responsibilities commit the types of violent acts we’ve all seen recently.
The thing is, if you’re a violent “protester” in New York City, there’s a decent chance you were let out of jail after only a few hours.
Here’s why, via Fox News:
Hundreds of looters and rioters arrested by the New York Police Department over the past several days have been immediately released due to the state’s new bail-reform law that some say is turning the criminal justice process into a mockery and threatening public safety.
New York City police chief Terrance Monahan said “just about all” of the looters arrested will be released without bail.
Frustrated law enforcement officials across the state say repeat offenders are getting bolder by the day and claim the state’s policy gives lawbreakers the green light to commit crimes without consequences.Advertisement - story continues below
Louis Turco, head of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said the violence seen during the demonstrations in New York is the byproduct of the new law that requires defendants to be released without cash bail on a long list of misdemeanors and some felonies including arson and burglary.
More riot nonsense, for ya…
Seattle police chief has *cancelled* the planned 9pm curfew at the urging of protestors — chief Carmen Best believes that her department can balance public safety and ensure peaceful protests tonight, per the mayor.
— Jo Ling Kent (@jolingkent) June 4, 2020
Six Atlanta police officers were booked, five on felony charges, Wednesday after allegations of using excessive force during a protest Saturday, according to the sheriff's office https://t.co/nA5QMhmnZ2
— CNN (@CNN) June 4, 2020
There have been a lot of big protests this week.
But San Francisco took it to the next level for #BlackLivesMatter tonight.
— Read Wobblies and Zapatistas (@JoshuaPotash) June 4, 2020
The entire protest is down on its knees, hands up, filling up the Morrison Bridge. pic.twitter.com/PW8hNoStbx
— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) June 4, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2020
The Oakland police helicopter is hovering overhead this anti-curfew protest but you wouldn’t know it because these Aztec dancers’ drums and rattles completely overpower the soundscape. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/WPqrTHsTMZ
— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) June 4, 2020
— Sarah Belle Lin (@SarahBelleLin) June 4, 2020
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 4, 2020