Democrat State Senator Defends HIV-Positive Man Being Set Free After Spitting in Cop’s Mouth
New York state senator Julia Salazar, a liberal Democrat from the Bronx, is glad that an HIV-Positive man who admitted to spitting in a cop’s mouth is being let out on the streets.
The Port Authority Police Department is outraged after a judge allowed the suspect to walk without supervision, issuing no cash bail requirement for the individual who is accused of assaulting the officer.
“Absolutely ridiculous! The number one responsibility of government is to protect the people; bail reform relinquishes government of that responsibility,” Port Authority PBA President Paul Nunziato said in a statement.
“My police officer was assaulted, he and his family will live a life of worry about the possibility of further harm. History will repeat itself and hard-working New Yorkers will once again be hostages in their own homes,” he added.
A Queens judge let the suspect back on the streets despite their admission that they spit in the officer’s mouth while knowing they had HIV. Although HIV cannot be transmitted through saliva, a bloody sore in the individual’s mouth could have made it possible for this assault to transmit the often-fatal disease to the policeman.
New York Sen. Julia Salazar went on Twitter to defend the suspect being set free by the judge due to her opposition to cash bail, which she calls “wealth-based detention.”
Wealth-based detention doesn’t protect me or any other hypothetical victim of a crime. That is what this is about. Cash bail should be completely eliminated. If someone is charged with…attempting to spit in a cop’s mouth?…then let a jury decide what to do about it. https://t.co/CIPq12VfNS
— Julia Salazar (@JuliaCarmel__) January 9, 2020
New Jersey dismantled the cash bail system in their state under the guise of “criminal justice reform” in 2017. NBC New York reported on the chaos and calamity that followed:
On January 1 of this year, New Jersey overhauled its criminal justice system and virtually eliminated the old cash bail structure, replacing it with one that relies heavily on a mathematical risk assessment formula…
From January 1 through March 31, 10,193 eligible defendants were processed. Preventive detention was ordered for only 12.4%. Nearly 85% were given pretrial release, some with conditions…
Outraged mother June Rodgers of Millville blames bail reform for the murder of her son. He was shot to death on a street in Vineland in April after a verbal dispute with a man driving a car. Cops arrested career criminal Jules Black, who’d been picked up on a separate gun charge four days before, and released with no bail…
The state has created a Division of Pretrial Services to monitor defendants. The funds come from court fees. There have been 173 employees hired so far. The projected spending for next fiscal year is expected to be in the range of $36 million to $38 million dollars.
The Office of Administrative Courts was unable to provide any statistics on the number of released defendants who have re-offended since January 1, or the number of those who have failed to appear for scheduled court dates.
Democrats have created an atmosphere that fosters criminality, and law enforcement is paying the price – thanks to radicalized public officials like Salazar.