The Philadelphia Police Department will not be making arrests for several forms of petty theft and drug crimes, according to a new internal memorandum leaked to local media.
Documents detailing the city’s policies for its state of emergency revealed the questionable law enforcement move.
The policy instead will require police to temporarily detain offenders suspected of the crimes and verify their identity. Their information will be provided to a police detective, and ostensibly the case will be investigated when the coronavirus panic is over.
In the meantime, it largely appears that criminals will be provided with essentially free reign to commit theft, property offenses, burglary, vandalism, grand theft auto, and prostitution without fear of quick arrest.
Such a policy could actually prove to be a looter’s best dream, as if enough citizens take advantage of the opportunities for arrest-free property crimes it’ll be all but impossible for the Philadelphia police department to follow up in weeks or possibly months and book them on account of crimes committed during the coronavirus epidemic.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had called for a major reduction of arrests for what he described as petty crimes on Monday, stating that such legal proceedings would accelerate the spread of the coronavirus.
Officers will be granted the discretion to make traditional arrests if they determine that someone poses a “threat” to public safety.
Homicide and violent crime rates in the city of Philadelphia are already said to have been rising independently of the ongoing crisis.
California Shuts Down Economy Again Due to COVID-19 Spike…Just Weeks After Massive BLM Riots
The state of California is being forced to close their economy down yet again, as COVID-19 cases reportedly shoot upward.
Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that all bars, movie theaters, and indoor restaurants can no longer operate in the state while indoor malls, barbershops, hair salons, gyms, churches, and other businesses are shut down in counties determined to be problematic such as Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.
“This continues to be a deadly disease,” Newsom said on Monday.
“We’ve made this point on multiple occasions and that is why we’re moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-home order,” he added.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is threatening a full city-wide shutdown. He has claimed that his city is in danger of approaching the red level of an arbitrary COVID-19 warning system meant to instill color-coded fear into the hearts of his constituents.
“We are on the border of going to red,” Garcetti said during a briefing. “It is up to all of us to make sure that we don’t.”
“Outdoor activities are as we’ve learned in this considered safer, including outdoor dining, which remains open,” Garcetti added. “But if you do an outdoor activity, please do it either by yourself or with other members of your household.”
While the liberal bureaucrats of California are readily ordering people around, they fail to mention that cases are spiking weeks after widespread rioting and protesting from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) racial dominance movement.
California shuts down again, again wiping out people's lives, savings, jobs.
Oh and this happened in early June in LApic.twitter.com/6Fq0VJKWZb
— Adam Townsend (@adamscrabble) July 13, 2020
Newsom, Garcetti and other public officials pushing the COVID-19 shutdown have refused to denounce protesters for gathering in huge groups flouting social distancing requirements.
“For those of you out there protesting, I want you to know that you matter,” Newsom said last month. “To those who want to express themselves… God bless you. Keep doing it. Your rage is real.”
“My first responsibility is to protect lives before everything else, which is why the Black Lives Matter moment is so important to me,” Garcetti said last month.
Republicans in the California legislature are pushing back against the shutdown from Newsom, which they believe is evidence of his failed response to the crisis.
“Restaurants and churches are not the source of our increase in cases,” four congressmen and state legislators from Northern California wrote in a letter opposing Newsom’s power-grab.
“Small businesses are hanging by a thread and this action puts all the burden of this crisis back upon them. Main Street is struggling for its very life, while Lowe’s and Home Depot are packed with people and having record years. No one can make any sense of these confusing orders,” the letter added.
American life will likely never recover, with the fabric of society torn irreparably by COVID-19 mass hysteria as well as racial riots, due to the weak leadership of spineless Democrats like Newsom and Garcetti.
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