Texas Judges are Releasing Violent Criminals on Low Bonds Due to Wuhan Virus Concerns
The current Wuhan Virus saga is witnessing various state governments and municipalities promoting policies that disrupt law and order.
While stores are being shut down left and right, criminals are being let out by activist judges who are promoting what the late Sam Francis describes as anarcho-tyranny — refusing “to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”
In Texas, the court system is now handing out abnormally low bail bonds for various crimes.
KTRK in Houston reported the following:
Kelvin Hawthorne, 18, is accused of punching and choking his girlfriend on Monday. Normally, that kind of crime gets a $1000 bond and often times it’s a personal recognizance bond, which means release from jail on the promise to return.
On Tuesday, a judge granted Hawthorne a $100 bond. He paid $10, had to agree to bond conditions and was released from jail.
Craig Jones, 55, is accused of hitting and choking his wife. He has prior violent convictions. The state requested a $10,000 bond. On Tuesday, a magistrate made it much lower, granting a $300 bond.
Timothy Singleton, 21, also has prior convictions. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after being accused of pulling a gun on his aunt’s neighbor. Singleton was granted a $500 bond, which means $50 would get him out of jail. Normally bond would be at least $20,000.
“Some of the cases I saw today, I almost fell off my chair in hysterical laughter,” opined Andy Kahan, director of victim services and advocacy at Crime Stoppers of Houston. “Ten dollar bonds? One hundred dollar bonds? In some cases, violent felons are getting bonds I’ve never seen in my 30 years in the criminal justice system.”
Prosecutors made arguments against many of the low bonds. According to KTRK, one judge said she’s trying to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s order by not granting these criminal suspects personal recognizance bonds. In other words, defendants wouldn’t have to post any cash to be released from jail.
Kahan said that he understands the possibility of low-risk defendants being released from jail for fear that the Wuhan virus will spread quickly. One inmate has contracted the virus, with two dozen tests still being confirmed and hundreds of other inmates being under observation. As many as 1,000 inmates, once they meet certain benchmarks, will be released in the next few days.
Tori McFarland, 23, who was accused of robbery with bodily injury, was released from jail on a $10 bond.
Kahan said he will be observing some of the people being released.
“That, to me, is a public safety crisis and we all know someone will pay the price,” he stated.
However, its activist judges want to subject law-abiding citizens to dangerous social experiments that benefit violent criminals, which is terrible for social cohesion.