So much for the much heralded “Get out of jail early” bill, otherwise known as the “First Step Act.” Truthfully, I have little patience with criminals. Once one is a victim of a violent crime, that’s just the way it rolls. Forever.
But this was suppose to be different. Non-violent offenders. Just some fine folks who got into trouble in the hood who otherwise were on the way to Sainthood, so sure… let’s get them back on the street pronto.
Senator Kennedy straightens the reality of the situation out last night on Tucker Carlson’s program as only the fine Senator can. Rapists, Murderers, you name it are now out roaming our neighborhood. Once again.
“This bill was sold to America as only affecting low-level, nonviolent criminals, and that’s just not accurate.
“Signed into law in December, The First Step Act – or the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act – is, at its core, a directive for the Justice Department to establish a system to assess the risk of a person to re-offend as well as to create housing or other incentives for offenders to participate in recidivism reduction programs.
In his interview with Tucker Carlson, Kennedy said he didn’t think the law would as intended, only release nonviolent criminals.
“I didn’t believe it,” he said.
“And, I didn’t believe it because I read the bill.”
Citing figures similar to what an administration official exclusively told Carlson’s team, Kennedy said hundreds of those released were imprisoned for weapons charges and sexual crimes, while several dozen were in jail for homicide.
“Those are not low-level, nonviolent criminals,” he said.
Other than that, all is well at the swamp. Thanks to Whatfinger for the link-
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