A new study reveals that almost a third of county jail inmates have been set free from the facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prison Policy Initiative study has determined that 32% of inmates at county jails have been set free.
“In the last two months, local governments across the U.S. have drastically reduced their jail populations to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The typical jail has reduced its population by more than 30%.”
Many jails have released up to half of their inmates, with facilities in Oregon, Arkansas and New Jersey releasing between 57% and 63% of their jail inmates.
The release of inmates on coronavirus safety concerns is a jailbreak of arguably unprecedented proportions. The amnesties have already resulted in public safety repercussions, with at least one Orange County prosecutor being vindicated after warning over the release of inmates who he described as “high risk” sex offenders.
Rudy Magdoleno, a repeat felony convict released from an Orange County Jail, was arrested for exposing himself to staff members at a parole center last month. District Attorney Todd Spitzer had warned that Magdoleno was a dangerous offender who shouldn’t have been released.
At least one inmate released from a Colorado prison(as opposed to a jail) was rearrested for first degree murder last week. Cornelius Haney, who was serving time for armed robbery, was set free by Colorado Democratic Governor Jared Polis’ coronavirus prison amnesty. The governor has gone on to make the excuse that Haney’s release would’ve been assured by a parole board anyway.
The prison and jail systems exist for a reason, and the dubious release of large populations of convicted criminals undermines the purpose that the corrections system serves for society. With public infrastructure slowly adjusting to accommodating the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to end the dangerous and questionable jailbreaks.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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