A Florida convict who was released from jail on account of the coronavirus epidemic went on to shoot and kill a man the very next day.
Joseph Williams was freed from jail on March 19th, having been in pretrial confinement and unable to afford bail. Last week, he was arrested for a shooting murder that took place on March 20th in Tampa.
Williams had already been in the Orient Road Jail on charges of heroin possession and drug paraphernalia. He’s now facing charges of second-degree murder, possessing a weapon as a felon, and resisting arrest.
Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister stated that there is “no question Joseph Williams took advantage of this health emergency to commit crimes while he was out of jail awaiting resolution of a low-level, non-violent offense.”
Yet there are serious questions why Williams, who appears to be a career criminal with an arrest track record of 35 different criminal charges, was even let out of jail to begin with. He has two felony convictions and five misdemeanor convictions.
Chronister admitted the Sheriff’s Department didn’t properly vet Williams’ criminal track record before letting the felon out of jail, stating that “we didn’t go back at the time and look at people’s criminal history” when preparing to release 100 jail inmates on coronavirus jailbreak.
Williams is back in jail, and is being held without bond after his first court appearance on Monday.
If authorities want to be taken seriously as guardians of public safety during the coronavirus epidemic, the last thing they should be doing is releasing veritably dangerous criminals from jail.
Virginia’s Ralph Northam Caught At Beach Without Facemask, Social Distancing
Northam has mandated strict coronavirus restrictions.
A new photo has emerged of controversial Virginia Governor Ralph Northam inspecting safety measures while inspecting a public beach at Virginia Beach. In the photo, Northam is neither wearing a facemask or keeping six feet of distance away from other people, as suggested by social distancing guidelines.
Northam was caught engaging in the hypocritical conduct on Saturday.
Do as I say, not as I do. pic.twitter.com/0oFQKdIvWx
— Kyle (@KyleWayneTaylor) May 23, 2020
As Governor, he’s urged Virginians to wear face masks and to maintain social distance from others. The state is currently slated to keep its stay-at-home restrictions in place for a lengthier duration than other states, with one public health official claiming that the state’s reopening would be a “two year affair.”
The Governor’s staff issued an excuse for his irresponsible conduct on Saturday, claiming ignorance towards the possibility of entering close proximity with other people.
JUST IN: Statement from @GovernorVA on not wearing a mask today while in Virginia Beach. “The Governor has repeatedly encouraged wearing face coverings inside or when social distancing is impossible. He was outside today and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.” @NBC12
— Henry Graff (@HenryGraff) May 23, 2020
This isn’t the first report suggesting that Governor Northam is engaging in rank hypocrisy amidst widespread disruption to the lives of everyday citizens during the coronavirus epidemic. Multiple witnesses in Dare County, North Carolina, have claimed that either Northam or his personal family members have violated both county and state stay-at-home restrictions through travel to Northam’s luxurious oceanfront vacation home. Northam denied the reports, but is yet to answer why cars with his distinguishable license plates have been arriving at the gated community where his vacation home is.
The beachfront incident is perhaps the latest corroborating evidence of hypocrisy and an elitist double standard. Luxury and leisure for me, and restrictions for thee?
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