11 US cities — all governed by Democratic mayors — listed among 50 most dangerous in world

https://justthenews.com/nation/crime/tue-dangerous-cities

11 US cities — all governed by Democratic mayors — listed among 50 most dangerous in world

Three Democrat-run U.S. cities rank in top 20 on annual list: Baltimore (#15), Memphis (#18), and Detroit (#19). Two more are among world’s 30 most dangerous: Albuquerque (#23) and St. Louis (#27).

By John Mac Ghlionn

January 31, 2023

Eleven U.S. cities rank among the 50 most dangerous in the world, according to a recent report published by Numbeo, a global quality of life database. All 11 are governed by Democratic mayors.

Three U.S. cities — Baltimore, Memphis and Detroit — are ranked among the 20 most dangerous cities on the planet.

The three cities have more in common than just violent crime. All three are run by Democrats.

Baltimore ranks #15 on the annual dangerous cities list, with Memphis and Detroit close behind at #18 and #19, respectively.

Brandon Scott, just 38 years of age, is the mayor of Baltimore. Jim Strickland Jr., an attorney and politician, is the 64th and current mayor of Memphis, where the Memphis police department has just announced plans to permanently deactivate the unit that five of the officers involved in the vicious beating of Tyre Nichols belonged to. Mike Duggan, meanwhile, is currently serving as the mayor of Detroit.

Two more U.S. cities run by Democrats appear among the 30 most dangerous in the world: Albuquerque (#23), where 45-year-old Tim Keller serves as the 30th mayor, and St. Louis (#27), where Tishaura Oneda Jones has served as mayor since April of 2021.

Tracking back for a wider view yields a still grimmer perspective for Democrats, as another six Democrat-run cities rank among the world’s 50 most dangerous: New Orleans (#35), Oakland (#38), Milwaukee (#40), Chicago (#43), Philadelphia (#46), and Houston (#50). Again, all of these cities are run by Democrats.

Numbeo’s report contains both a Crime Index, which is an estimation of overall levels of crime in a given city, and a Safety index. A city with a high safety index is considered very safe. A city with a high crime index is considered anything but. If a city’s crime levels are lower than 20, for instance, this is considered excellent. Crime levels between 20 and 40 are considered good; crime levels between 40 and 60 are moderate; crime levels between 60 and 80 are considered high. Finally, crime levels higher than 80 are considered dangerously high. The Safety Index, meanwhile, is ranked in the completely opposite way, with scores higher than 80 indicating that a city is very safe, and scores under 20 indicating that a city is borderline uninhabitable.

Baltimore has a Crime Index score of 75.5 and a Safety Index score of 24.5. “Charm City” finds itself sandwiched between Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, and Rosario, Argentina’s third-most populous city.

In 2019, then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr referred to Baltimore as the country’s “robbery capital.” Although the comment was deemed controversial by some commentators, it is amply substantiated by crime statistics. Last year, the city of 576,000 experienced a sharp spike in robberies, with robberies of convenience stores jumping by 300%. Baltimore also suffered a sharp increase in homicides.

Some 900 miles away, in Memphis, overall crime increased by more than 8% last year. By August of 2022, 4,501 crimes had been reported in the downtown area of the city, 600 more than had been reported by August of 2021, according to the city’s Data Hub.

In Detroit, more than 220 officers left the police department last year. Long known as the automobile capital of the world, Detroit has, in recent times, become more closely associated with assaults, shootings and homicides. On New Year’s Day, for instance, a total of 6 people were shot, one of them fatally. Five days later, a 16-year-old was killed and an 11-year-old was injured in yet another shooting.

Democrats have often been labeled “soft on crime” by their opponents. The latest Numbeo report will do little to stem such denunciations.

February 5, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

One suspect in Macon liquor store worker’s murder is a convicted killer just out of prison

https://www.yahoo.com/news/one-suspect-macon-liquor-store-155535922.html

One suspect in Macon liquor store worker’s murder is a convicted killer just out of prison

By Joe Kovac Jr.

February 1, 2023

A Macon man who on Tuesday was charged with murder and aggravated assault for his alleged role in the Jan. 20 slaying of a liquor store worker and the wounding of two members of the worker’s family was released from prison last fall.

The suspect, Terrell Ugean Mills, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter 20 years ago and has been in and out of prison three times since. He was last freed from prison in September after serving three years of a five-year term for shooting at his brother in an argument in early 2019.

In recent days, Mills, 40, was arrested in neighboring Jones County after investigators there said they linked him to an armed robbery at a convenience store on Shurling Drive in east Macon. Other suspects in both incidents were being sought.

The 49er mart convenience store stickup happened within hours of the late-night shooting death of Pinalkumar Patel, a manager at Shurlington Package Store. The package store sits less than a mile west of the 49er Mart that the authorities in Jones County say was robbed not long after Patel was slain.

Patel, 52, was killed in the driveway of his home on Thoroughbred Lane in south Bibb County by masked bandits, investigators said. Sources familiar with the investigation have said it was possible that whoever shot Patel had followed him some 15 miles from the liquor store with intentions to rob him.

In recent days, Mills became a suspect in Patel’s death after he was charged with robbing the 49er Mart.

On Facebook, Jones sheriff’s officials posted a photograph of an unmasked suspect in that heist, a man investigators now say was Mills.

Mills, whose last known address was on Swan Drive near Henderson Stadium, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals on Friday. He was arrested in connection with the alleged 49er Mart robbery when he visited his probation officer on North Avenue in east Macon.

Twenty years ago this fall, Mills pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Orreze Culler, a 20-year-old man who was found dead on Empire Lane in Macon’s Pleasant Hill neighborhood. Investigators at the time said the shooting may have been part of a retaliation attack in the wake of a deadly game of Russian roulette.

Mills was released in prison in August of 2014 but was back in a year later after he was convicted of charges that included cruelty to children, battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In that domestic-violence incident, he had been accused of pointing a pistol at the head of a woman he had lived with, but he pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

His prison term in that case ended in August 2018, but he was back behind bars six months later after shooting at his brother.

February 3, 2023. Tags: , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

This guy confessed to 10 armed robberies, but was let out of prison after less than 7 years. Guess what he did after he got out? Why should this guy ever be set free again?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/operation-d-j-vu-man-211133382.html

‘Operation Déjà Vu:’ Man out of prison 21 days commits 11 armed robberies, Jacksonville sheriff says

By Meghan Moriarty

February 1, 2023

A man is back in jail, charged with committing several armed robberies in three days.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said 33-year-old Branon Purcell was targeting convenience stores all across the city.

JSO said Purcell faces 11 counts of armed robbery at 10 different businesses.

“Purcell is no stranger to criminal activity as he had just been released from Florida State prison 21 days, 21 days before this arrest.” Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters said.

Action News Jax told you back in 2016 when Purcell admitted to 10 armed robberies in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Neptune Beach, according to officers.

He served six-and-a-half years in prison and investigators say he is back at it again, hence why JSO is coining this sting, “Operation Déjà Vu.”

“Percel committed three back-to-back robberies on January 19, making our robbery detectives acutely aware that they were dealing with a serial robber,” Waters said.

JSO said Percell hit the Gate gas station on Collins Road, along with three other gas stations and several CVS and Walgreens locations.

Police said in one instance, he even robbed a woman as he was leaving one of the businesses he just ransacked.

These robberies spanned all across Jacksonville in a matter of three days.

“Percell maintained an almost identical routine during his robberies. He would arm himself with a handgun. Cover himself with a mask, a hat and a hoodie. He would walk up to the register. Hold the store clerk at gunpoint and demand money from the cash register,” Waters said.

Percell was caught by police after robbing a CVS, where he took $241. They had to chase him as he drove off.

He was taken into custody and then taken to UF Health with minor injuries from the pursuit.

February 3, 2023. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The pro-crime city of Oakland, California kept releasing a violent serial criminal named Romeo Lorenzo Parham again and again and again, because they wanted him to commit as many violent crimes as possible. The city got exactly what it wanted. He just punched a 91-year-old Asian woman with dementia, and knocked her into the concrete.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

January 30, 2023

Romeo Lorenzo Parham is a violent serial criminal who lives in Oakland, California.

This is his arrest record. Source: https://www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/detail/79823620/romeo-parham-arrest.html

Previous Arrests

Romeo Lorenzo Parham

Violation Parole: Felony 4/9/2022

Battery w/Serious Bodily Injury 5/11/2017

Robbery Violation of Probation 5/9/2017

Battery w/Serious Bodily Injury, Assault w/Deadly Weapon Or Assault w/Force Likely To Produce GBI 6/30/2016

Battery, Assault w/Deadly Weapon Or Assault w/Force Likely To Produce GBI, Theft 12/27/2015

Battery, Theft 5/11/2015

Assault w/Deadly Weapon Or Assault w/Force Likely To Produce GBI 5/7/2015

Battery, 6/27/2014

Violation Parole: Felony, Theft 6/26/2014

Battery 5/30/2014

Assault w/Deadly Weapon Or Assault w/Force Likely To Produce GBI 5/29/2014

Parole: Felony 4/16/2014

Battery 2/10/2014

Violation Parole: Felony, Threats Of Violence 2/6/2014

Violation Parole: Felony 1/4/2014

The pro-crime city of Oakland kept releasing this violent scumbag again and again and again, because they wanted him to hurt as many innocent people as possible.

Now the city of Oakland is celebrating Parham’s latest brutal assault.

Parham just punched a 91-year-old Asian woman with dementia, and knocked her into the concrete. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/91-old-woman-dementia-punched-154448298.html

Here’s a picture of her that was taken after Parham assaulted her. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/91-old-woman-dementia-punched-154448298.html

2 victim of Romeo Lorenzo Parham

And here’s a picture of Parham from the security video of him while he was committing the assault. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/91-old-woman-dementia-punched-154448298.html

Romeo Lorenzo Parham

Here’s partial video of the assault. This is not complete, but it’s the most that I could find:

https://twitter.com/DionLimTV/status/1619215262879973379

This is yet one more example of how California is pro-crime.

I’d like to remind everyone that a year ago, it was reported that a guy named Derik Barreto was single handedly responsible for more than half of all of the anti-Asian hate crimes that were committed in San Francisco in 2021. Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/sf-man-allegedly-responsible-half-003342965.html

The city of San Francisco kept releasing Barreto again and again, because they wanted him to commit as many anti-Asian hate crimes as possible.

I judge people by their actions, not their words. The people of Oakland and San Francisco claim to be against violent crime, hate crime, and other crimes. But it doesn’t matter what they say. The only thing that matters is what they do. And based on what they do, it is very clear and obviously to me that the voters of Oakland and San Francisco are in favor of violent crime, hate crime, and other crimes.

January 30, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr: “This is not Oregon. We are not Washington or New York or California. We’re Georgia. Do not come to our state and engage in violence against our citizens, against our law enforcement or break our laws. It will not be tolerated. You will be charged, and we will not stop until we make sure that everybody that’s been a part of this has been held accountable.”

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

January 25, 2023

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr recently said the following:

“This is not Oregon. We are not Washington or New York or California. We’re Georgia. Do not come to our state and engage in violence against our citizens, against our law enforcement or break our laws. It will not be tolerated. You will be charged, and we will not stop until we make sure that everybody that’s been a part of this has been held accountable.”

CNN recently published this article, which is titled, “7 charged with domestic terrorism after deadly shooting near proposed Atlanta police training facility.”

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Every city has exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate. The above quote from the Georgia Attorney General is just as much a criticism of those other states as it is of the criminals. I hope all of these criminals are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

January 25, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Antifa, Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Since the federal government is not seeking the death penalty against a white supremacist who shot and killed 23 people at a Texas Wal-Mart, why did the federal government file hate crime charges?

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

January 21, 2023

Associated Press recently reported:

US won’t seek death penalty for alleged Texas Walmart gunman

January 18, 2023

Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at a West Texas Walmart in 2019.

The U.S. Department of Justice disclosed the decision not to pursue capital punishment against Patrick Crusius in a one-sentence notice filed Tuesday with the federal court in El Paso.

Crusius, 24, is accused of targeting Mexicans during the Aug. 3 massacre that killed 23 people and left dozens wounded. The Dallas-area native is charged with federal hate crimes and firearms violations, as well as capital murder in state court. He has pleaded not guilty.

Federal prosecutors did not explain in their court filing the reason for their decision, though Crusius still could face the death penalty if convicted in state court.

Crusius surrendered to police after the attack, saying, “I’m the shooter,” and that he was targeting Mexicans, according to an arrest warrant. Prosecutors have said he published a screed online shortly before the shooting that said it was “in response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

I don’t understand the purpose of filing federal hate crime charges if the federal government is not seeking the death penalty.

Since the federal government is not seeking the death penalty, I would prefer that the federal government drop all charges, and let the state of Texas handle this. Texas would definitely seek the death penalty.

For the record, I am against passing hate crimes laws, but I am in favor of enforcing the hate crime laws that are already on the book.

Also, in my opinion, if a person is convicted of first degree murder, and there is video proof, then I support executing that person. This particular crime happened in a place where there are cameras everywhere.

January 21, 2023. Tags: , , , . Racism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Houston is pro-crime

https://abc13.com/kidnapping-suspect-out-on-2-bond-man-commits-another-crime-aubrey-taylor/12720944/

Kidnapping suspect out on $2 bond back in court for allegedly committing the same offense

By Courtney Carpenter

January 20, 2023

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A kidnapping suspect who was let out of jail on a $2 bond is back in court on Friday, and he’s being called a repeat offender.

In December, court records show Aubrey Taylor was arrested for choking and kidnapping a woman he was dating.

A judge granted Taylor a $1 bond for each charge, a total of $2, and he bonded out last Saturday. He was given an ankle monitor and was ordered to be on 24/7 house arrest.

Taylor did not follow those orders and within two days of bonding out, he allegedly threatened the same woman with a gun.

He now faces several charges, including the original charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault of a family member.

While the Texas Constitution guarantees all prisoners should be bailable, unless for capital offenses, this sort of situation is one that many in Houston have heard about before. A suspect accused of a violent crime is out on bond and commits another violent crime.

Judge Josh Hill is the one who granted Taylor the $2 bond. He is one of the judges who sat down with ABC13’s Brooke Taylor last spring and answered some of our questions on bond.

“I will say, every decision I make weighs on me and whatever the outcome of my decisions is, I try to stay on top of it,” Hill said in last spring’s interview. “If I think I am going to give somebody a second chance that maybe shouldn’t have gotten that second chance, I look for patterns so that when I make decisions in the future, I can make better informed decisions.”

In this case, Taylor’s bond is denied since he violated his bond conditions. He’s due back in Hill’s courtroom Friday morning.

January 20, 2023. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Two different mass murders of college students happened on November 13, 2022. But only one of them is still in the national news every day. Why is that?

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

January 18, 2023

Two different mass murders of college students happened on November 13, 2022.

This one is still in the national news every day:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_University_of_Idaho_killings

Idaho murder victims

(Image taken from here. Used here under fair use.)

This one is not:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_University_of_Virginia_shooting

virginia murder victims

(Image taken from here. Used here under fair use.)

Why is that?

January 18, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Media bias, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Washington D.C. Council votes to “reduce the maximum penalties for offenses such as burglaries, carjackings and robberies”

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

January 17, 2023

Those aren’t my words. Those are the words of the Washington Post, which just reported:

The D.C. Council on Tuesday voted to override Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s (D) veto of a major overhaul of the city’s criminal code, which city lawmakers had unanimously approved in November despite concerns from court and law enforcement leaders.

The bill would, among other things, eliminate most mandatory minimum sentences, allow for jury trials in almost all misdemeanor cases, and reduce the maximum penalties for offenses such as burglaries, carjackings and robberies.

Every city gets exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate. And apparently, the voters of Washington D.C. are willing to tolerate a lot of it.

January 17, 2023. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg just offered a 6 month plea deal to a violent criminal who said, “I would do it again.” This is instead of a 7 year sentence if he was actually convicted. Bragg is pro-violent crime. Shame on him!

https://nypost.com/2023/01/12/manhattan-da-offers-cushy-deal-in-brutal-anti-semitic-attack/

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg offers sweetheart plea deal to suspect in brutal anti-Semitic attack

By Elizabeth Rosner and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

January 12, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office is offering a sweetheart plea deal to a suspect charged in the brutal anti-Semitic beating of a Jewish man in Midtown, prosecutors confirmed.

Waseem Awawdeh — who defiantly said “I would do it again” after his arrest in the cowardly assault on Joseph Borgen near a pro-Israel rally — has received a six-month plea deal offer from the controversial prosecutor.

That would be a slap on the wrist compared to the up to seven years he would face if convicted of the charges, including attempted assault as a hate crime, at trial.

Awawdeh, 24, was part of a gang of brutes busted in the May 20, 2021 attack on Borgen, who was wearing a yarmulke as he walked to a pro-Israel rally near Broadway and West 49th Street.

Borgen, an Upper East Side accountant, said his attackers called him a “dirty Jew” and yelled “F–k Israel, Hamas is going to kill all of you” as they pummeled him.

“I felt a liquid being poured on my face, and at first I thought I was getting urinated on,” Borgen told The Post at the time.

“But it turned out I was getting Maced and pepper-sprayed,” he said. “My face was on fire. That pain was worse than the concussion and all the other stuff that followed.”

Awawdeh, of Brooklyn, and three Staten Island men, Mahmoud Musa, Faisal Elezzi and Mohammed Othman, were all hit with charges over the attack, including assault as a hate crime and gang assault, following their arrests.

At his arraignment, prosecutors said Awawdeh told jailers he had no regrets.

“If I could do it again, I would do it again,” he said. “I have no problem doing it again.”

He has remained free on $10,000 bail while the case is pending.

Awawdeh’s lawyer, Peter Marc Frankel, confirmed the DA’s plea deal offer, which was first reported by the New York Sun.

“The six-month plea deal has been offered at this point,” Frankel told The Post on Thursday. “No decisions have been made by [my] client on what to do. We have been in contact with the DA for over a year about this case.

“It’s complicated,” he said. “This is not the potential outcome I was looking for but this is their current position. I am going to discuss this with my client.”

A spokesperson for Bragg’s office defended the deal Thursday, claiming Awawdeh did not initiate the attack but rather was the sixth person to join and left before it was over.

The spokesperson noted that Awawdeh is charged with beating the victim with his crutch, but that he did not pepper-spray, punch or kick Borgen and that he has no prior convictions.

“Anti-Semitic hate has no place in Manhattan and the office is requiring felony hate crime pleas and incarceration for three men charged in connection to this despicable act,” Emily Tuttle said in a statement.

“Our Hate Crimes Unit made these appropriately strong recommendations following a thorough investigation that illuminated facts, evidence and varying levels of culpability among this group of individuals.”

Among the other accused attackers, Othman and Musa — who both face class C felonies — have not been offered plea deals, the rep said, while Elezzi has been offered one in his misdemeanor case. All appear to have pleaded not guilty.

The incident came amid high tensions between Jews and Palestinians, with several clashes in New York City during protests and demonstrations.

“It really is outrageous,” former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind said on Thursday. “What do you have to do? Kill a Jew to get justice? It seems like Jewish blood is cheap, especially with the Manhattan DA, a guy who clearly has greater pity for the perpetrator than the victim of the crime.”

January 15, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City continues to be pro-crime

New York City kept letting this violent serial criminal out again and again and again, until he finally murdered a 61-year-old woman by repeatedly hitting her on the head with a rock. For this murder, he was only sentenced to 20 years. With parole, he could be out a lot sooner. I wonder how long it will be until he gets out and murders someone else. Every city gets exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate.

January 11, 2023. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In California, a violent serial criminal named William Shae McKay was supposed to spend the next 25 years in prison. But Judge Cara D. Hutson, from the Rancho Cucamonga branch of the San Bernardino County Superior Court, let him out. McKay then murdered a deputy named Isaiah Cordero.

This is absolutely despicable.

In California, a violent serial criminal named William Shae McKay was supposed to spend the next 25 years in prison.

But Judge Cara D. Hutson, from the Rancho Cucamonga branch of the San Bernardino County Superior Court, let him out.

McKay then murdered Deputy Isaiah Cordero.

The Palm Springs affiliate of NBC News reports:

McKay’s criminal history included convictions for kidnapping, assault on a California Highway Patrol canine and armed robbery.

“This tragedy should have been (prevented) by the criminal justice system,” Bianco said. “This suspect was on his third strike in 2021. But instead of receiving a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, a judge lowered his bail. He failed to appear for sentencing … and the same judge released him again. We would not be here today if this judge had done her job.”

San Bernardino County Superior Court documents show that the judge was Cara D. Hutson, out of the Rancho Cucamonga branch. She was re-elected to the bench in June and has been a judicial officer since 2007.

“(McKay) should have been immediately sentenced. The judge allowed him out, and here we are today,” Bianco said.

I’d be very curious to hear Judge Hutson’s explanation for why she allowed this violent serial criminal to murder an innocent person.

You can read the complete article at this link:

https://nbcpalmsprings.com/2022/12/30/deputy-fatally-shot-during-confrontation-with-felon-in-jurupa-valley/

Deputy Fatally Shot During Confrontation with Felon in Jurupa Valley

By Paul J. Young

December 30, 2022

The man accused of shooting a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy is dead Friday after a confrontation with law enforcement officers and a lengthy chase that ended in Norco, leading to a freeway closure.

Deputy Isaiah Cordero, 32, was fatally shot by a convicted felon during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley on Thursday shortly before 2 p.m. in the 3900 block of Golden West Avenue, near Rathke Drive, less than a block from Rustic Lane Elementary School, and the gunman was killed by police officers two hours later, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

“He certainly embodied our motto, `Service Above Self,”‘ Sheriff Chad Bianco said about Cordero during a briefing at sheriff’s headquarters in downtown Riverside Thursday night. “He was a jokester around the station, and all of our deputies considered him to be a little brother.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in Cordero’s honor.

“Jennifer and I extend our deepest sympathies to Deputy Isaiah Cordero’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. He served his community selflessly, and with dedication and courage. We owe him our respect, gratitude, and will remember his sacrifice.”

The Riverside Sheriff’s Association also shared its condolences for Cordero.

“We are devastated by the grief of losing Deputy Isaiah Cordero, a deputy who was a ray of sunshine in the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, a person who was dedicated to protecting others,” the statement said. “Once again, we face a tragic reminder of the selflessness and unwavering courage required of peace officers and their families.”

Bianco said Cordero, a motorcycle patrolman, stopped 44-year-old William Shae McKay of San Bernardino, a three-strike felon, for reasons still under investigation but possibly related to irregularities with the black pickup he was driving.

“As (Cordero) approached the vehicle, the suspect produced a (handgun) and shot the deputy,” the sheriff told reporters. “A community member witnessed it and called 911. Residents tried to help the deputy until paramedics arrived.”

Although life-saving measures were attempted and Cordero was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, Bianco said the gunshot wound killed the deputy on the spot.

According to Bianco, because of the witness, responding sheriff’s deputies were able to quickly broadcast a region-wide alert, providing key details regarding the vehicle and driver.

“Law enforcement agencies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties began a massive manhunt,” he said. “We were looking for that vehicle and located it very quickly. The suspect was located in San Bernardino, and there was a pursuit, which came back into Riverside County.”

The county’s top lawman said that during the multi-agency chase, a spike strip was deployed on the Pomona (60) Freeway at Valley Way, and McKay ran over it, blowing out the pickup’s two rear tires. However, the vehicle remained drivable, and the felon continued on, ultimately turning south on Interstate 15 in Eastvale, with a phalanx of law enforcement officers closely behind.

The chase came to an end on southbound I-15 at Fourth Street in Norco.

“The vehicle became disabled, and he had an accident,” Bianco said. “The (rear) tires came off, and eventually that caused the axle to fail. He shot across the freeway and (crashed) …. The suspect started shooting at deputies, which prompted them to shoot back.”

McKay was fatally wounded during the exchange, Bianco said. No other deputies were injured.

According to the sheriff, McKay’s criminal history included convictions for kidnapping, assault on a California Highway Patrol canine and armed robbery.

“This tragedy should have been (prevented) by the criminal justice system,” Bianco said. “This suspect was on his third strike in 2021. But instead of receiving a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, a judge lowered his bail. He failed to appear for sentencing … and the same judge released him again. We would not be here today if this judge had done her job.”

San Bernardino County Superior Court documents show that the judge was Cara D. Hutson, out of the Rancho Cucamonga branch. She was re-elected to the bench in June and has been a judicial officer since 2007.

“(McKay) should have been immediately sentenced. The judge allowed him out, and here we are today,” Bianco said.

Assemblyman Bill Essayli, R-Corona, vowed to pursue changes to state laws that may have indirectly led to Cordero’s death.

“Words cannot describe my outrage following today’s tragic deadly shooting of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Isaiah Cordero,” Essayli said. “We must do more than mourn; we must take an honest look at how our laws, and their enforcement, led to today’s tragedy. What makes this line of duty death beyond tragic is that it was completely avoidable: the perpetrator was on his third felony strike as of 2021, but instead of 25 years-to-life in prison, a San Bernardino judge had the discretion to give this career criminal a reduced bail and released him on our streets.

“I am committed to fixing our laws so violent career criminals like the one who murdered Deputy Cordero are not allowed back on our streets to terrorize our communities.”

Bianco extended his “sincerest condolences” to Cordero’s mother, father and stepbrother, by whom he is survived. The fallen deputy was not married but was in a relationship, the sheriff said.

“There’s nothing worse than losing a life in a senseless manner while serving the community,” Bianco said. “Anyone who targets law enforcement in our county will be dealt with, by swift action.”

Funeral arrangements for Cordero were pending.

Southbound I-15 was completely shut down at Sixth Street in Norco, where motorists were detoured, while the scene where McKay was killed was processed. A miles-long traffic jam ensued, stretching all the way back into San Bernardino.

Cordero’s remains were borne from Riverside Community Hospital south to the coroner’s bureau in Perris for an official autopsy and cause of death ruling.

The transfer was solemnized by an extensive procession of law enforcement including sheriff’s deputies, CHP officers, police from the Riverside, Menifee, and Corona departments, as well as personnel from agencies outside Riverside County.

County fire engines and trucks parked on overpasses, and crews saluted as the hearse carrying the fallen deputy headed south along Interstate 215. The CHP ran traffic breaks to clear motorists out of the way of the procession, which coursed along the freeway and surface streets for an hour as part of the tribute.

Rustic Lane Elementary School is on winter break, and no classes were in session at the time of the shooting.

December 30, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In California, this violent serial criminal was supposed to be in prison for the next 25 years. But a bleeding heart judge let him out. Anyone who isn’t an idiot can guess what he did next.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-deputy-killed-driver-violent-history-was-later-killed-shoot-rcna63707

California deputy killed by driver with violent history who was later killed in a shootout

The suspect had a criminal history stretching back to before 2000 that included kidnapping, robbery and multiple arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, including the stabbing of a California Highway Patrol dog, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said.

December 30, 2022

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — A Southern California sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Thursday by a man with a violent criminal history during a traffic stop and the suspect later died in a shootout on a freeway, authorities said.

Isaiah Cordero, 32, had pulled over a pickup truck just before 2 p.m. in the city of Jurupa Valley, east of Los Angeles. As he approached the vehicle, the driver pulled a gun and shot him, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said at an evening news conference.

A witness called 911 and residents tried to help Cordero until paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A “massive manhunt” then began for the shooter and he was spotted in neighboring San Bernardino County, sparking a chase on freeways through both counties. A spike strip disabled two rear wheels but the truck kept going, the sheriff said.

TV news showed dozens of Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol cars chasing the truck.

On Interstate 15 in Norco, the truck finally became disabled, losing an axle, and crashed, Bianco said.

“At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect fired rounds at deputies” with a handgun and they shot back, killing him, Bianco said.

The suspect, William Shae McKay, 44, of San Bernardino County, had a long and violent criminal history stretching back to before 2000 that included kidnapping, robbery and multiple arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, including the stabbing of a California Highway Patrol dog, the sheriff said.

Cordero was a motorcycle officer assigned to Jurupa Valley, a city about 45 miles east of downtown Los Angeles that contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for policing services.

Cordero joined the 4,000-member strong department as a corrections deputy, worked in local jails, became a sworn deputy in 2018 and completed motor school to become a motorcycle deputy in September, Bianco said.

Cordero “learned from his mother the value of serving and helping others” and his goal at the department was always to become a motor deputy, Bianco said.

“He was naturally drawn to law enforcement and certainly embodied our motto of service above self,” Bianco said. “He was a jokester around the station and all of our deputies considered him their little brother.”

The sheriff said McKay had been convicted of a “third strike” offense last year that should have put him in state prison for 25 years to life but a San Bernardino County judge lowered his bail, allowing his release, and later released him following an arrest for failing to appear at his sentencing.

“He should have been immediately sentenced to 25 years to life,” Bianco said. “We would not be here today if the judge had done her job.” Bianco said.

Several hours after the shooting, dozens of motorcycle officers and patrol cars escorted a hearse transporting the deputy’s flag-draped casket from the hospital to the county coroner’s office.

December 30, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The Bail Project paid to bail out a wife beater after he threatened to kill her. Anyone who’s not an idiot can guess what he did just hours after he was bailed out.

The Bail Project paid to bail out a wife beater after he threatened to kill her. Anyone who’s not an idiot can guess what he did just hours after he was bailed out.

Source: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-man-convicted-of-killing-wife-hours-after-his-release-from-jail/article_0789f565-4086-5618-ba1a-8331a8bdd536.html

Now the charity has been sued out of existence after one of their other clients violently assaulted someone after they paid for his bail.

Source: https://www.8newsnow.com/investigators/non-profit-that-bailed-out-man-who-shot-chinatown-waiter-ceases-operations-following-backlash-from-critics/

December 26, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Every city has exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate

Every city has exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate.

If this guy in Chicago had been executed for the two felony murders that he committed in 2009, he wouldn’t have gone on to murder three more people in 2022.

He confessed to these three new murders. So why not execute him tomorrow?

https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/portage-park-mass-shooting-suspect-no-bail/

Portage Park mass shooting suspect held without bail

By Lauren Victory and Sabrina Franza

December 14, 2022

CHICAGO (CBS) – A judge ruled that the man charged with murdering three people and critically wounding another in the mass shooting outside of a party in Portage Park over the weekend would be held without bail.

Samuel Parsons-Salas, 32, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of kidnapping related to the early Sunday shooting.

Police said he admitted to the shootings and apologized for killing one of the victims who was hiding behind a car.

In court on Wednesday, prosecutors said the incident started at around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday when someone hit Mariah Vera, 25, whose birthday was being celebrated at the party. Her father Ricky Vera, 50, approached Parsons-Salas outside asking who hit his daughter.

Then Parsons-Salas retrieved a gun from a car and shot Ricky Vera in the head and chest, killing him. The suspect then fatally shot family friend Mario Pozuelos, 26, who was standing nearby.

He also shot Mariah Vera as she was kneeling over her wounded father and rendering aid to him. Mariah was hit in the head and is in critical condition with bone fragments in her brain.

Prosecutors added how Parsons-Salas then noticed Mercedes Tavares, who was hiding behind a nearby white van. He approached her and shot her at close range. As she lay shot on the sidewalk, the suspect stood over her and shot her again.

Police said Parsons-Salas fled in another vehicle with another person inside. On Wednesday, prosecutors said that person was Parsons-Salas’ girlfriend of two weeks. She ran into a car when he started shooting. Parsons-Salas then got into the car, pointed a gun at her head and told her to drive. She tried to crash the car in hopes of escaping but Parsons-Salas told her to keep driving. They made it to an apartment where he also threatened her if she tried to call anyone.

This is the source of the kidnapping charge.

Parsons-Salas was released on supervised release in September of this year, stemming from a September 2009 armed home invasion that left two people dead in the Albany Park neighborhood. Angelina Escobar and her fiancé, Alex Santiago, were shot and killed in that 2009 home invasion and robbery in the 3500 block of West Sunnyside Avenue.

He was charged in that crime in 2014. Another defendant, Christopher Doehring, is serving a life sentence for pulling the trigger.

The next year, Parsons-Salas was charged with assaulting a jail guard.

Court records show Parsons-Salas pleaded guilty in 2018 to two charges after a plea deal related to the 2009 incident. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, but got credit for four years and eight months already served. Prosecutors could not say why he received the plea deal.

CBS 2 was able to connect with Diane Lauletta, the mother of 2009 home invasion murder victim Escobar.

“I don’t know what idiot entity would let a demon like that out on the street,” said Lauletta.

Lauletta was appalled at the punishment in her daughter’s case and is horrified to hear Parsons-Salas is accused of more violence.

“Whoever let him out, how do you sleep?” Lauletta said. “How can you sleep at night? How can you sleep knowing that three more innocent people are dead?”

She said the Portage Park mass shooting waws a crime that could have, and should have, been prevented.

“I was utterly appalled,” she said. “I knew that something bad would happen – and I was proven right.”

Lauletta, who held a Zoom call with us from Los Angeles just after throat surgery Wednesday, has met Parsons-Salas before.

“Illinois should be ashamed,” said Lauletta, “because three more people are dead because of this this creature – and it didn’t have to happen.”

She emphasized that while Doehring was the one convicted of pulling the trigger in the 2009 home invasion, Parsons-Salas was also very much involved.

“He enabled them. He drove them there,” she said. “He enabled them to be murdered.”

Now, Parsons-Salas is behind bars again – less than three months after getting out on supervised release.

“Who is going to apologize to these families on behalf of the court system?” Lauletta said.

The Illinois Department of Corrections said Parsons-Salas wasn’t “granted parole,” but was out on supervised release at the time of this past weekend’s homicides because his sentence for the home invasion was up.

December 17, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block is in favor of sexual assault

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brooklyn-man-sexually-assaulted-sleeping-005300563.html

Brooklyn man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman on trans-Atlantic flight to NYC sentenced to probation

By Elizabeth Keogh

December 9, 2022

A woman sexually assaulted on a trans-Atlantic flight to New York said Friday she was still haunted by the abuse as a Brooklyn federal judge sentenced her attacker to one year of probation.

Brooklyn resident Daniel Katz, 36, was aboard Etihad Airways Flight 103 on Feb. 24, 2018 traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kennedy Airport when he assaulted a “young, vulnerable woman who was sleeping in a darkened aircraft cabin,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Katz was in an aisle seat, and the woman, then 25, was in a window seat. As she slept, federal prosecutors said, Katz put his hands down her pants and touched her.

“He violated her in the most vulnerable state: unconscious,” said Brooklyn assistant U.S. Attorney Kayla C. Bensing.

In a statement, the woman — who appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court with her parents — said she carries the affects of the assault “constantly.”

“It’s traumatizing — stuck on a flight for what seemed like days with my abuser,” she said. “I can’t count how many panic attacks or breakdowns I have had over the weight of this. It still makes me feel so small.”

She said appearing in court reading aloud her pre-written statement was the “most difficult thing” she has ever done.

“It’s shocking in 2022, no matter how much and well women have fought for rights, that this has to be debated in court whether it’s right or wrong,” she said. “I’m addressing the system that has the power to change things, so another young woman won’t hide her abuse.”

Besides serving one year of probation on federal charges of abusive sexual contact and assault, Katz will be on home arrest for three months, and will be added the sex offenders registry. He is also required to complete 75 hours of community service.

Prosecutors asked for jail time — but Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block said placing Katz on the sex offender registry was harsh punishment.

“It will impact his ability to find employment and travel,” Block said. “[The] sex offender registry would cause enormous collateral damage.”

Katz sobbed as he read his own statements where he expressed shame and regret.

“I would give everything to go back in time,” he said between whimpers. “In the future, I will always seek to get verbal consent.”

He referred to the sexual assault as a “lapse in judgment.”

“I hope you can heal from this, find peace, and live your best life,” Katz told his victim. “My family members can attest how much this weighs on my heart and mind.”

December 10, 2022. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In pro-crime New York City, the bail for attempted murder is only $7,500

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af9biFllygw

https://www.yahoo.com/news/suspected-nyc-baseball-bat-attacker-182417750.html

Suspected NYC baseball bat attacker released on $7,500 bail day after brutal assault

By Chris Pandolfo and Marta Dhanis

December 9, 2022

The baseball bat-wielding suspect in a brazen attack in New York City was released less than 24 hours after his arrest, Fox News has confirmed.

Karim Azizi, 36, was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection to an attack on a man in broad daylight that was captured on video. He was arraigned that afternoon and released from jail early Thursday morning after his girlfriend made bail, according to his attorney

“He posted the entire bail amount of $7,500, and is at liberty,” Azizi’s attorney Jason Goldman said.

Prosecutors had asked the court to set bail at $40,000, given the violent nature of the attack, but the court instead set bail at $7,500, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Azizi, who has no prior criminal history, was arrested at around 8 a.m. Wednesday and charged with assault, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon for the Nov. 29 attack on Amsterdam Avenue and West 148th Street in Harlem.

Video footage of the attack shows a man dressed in all black with his face covered pulling a bat from his pants and hitting a 47-year-old man in the back of the head as he walks down the street.

The victim falls to the ground and rolls around in pain. The suspect walks away and then comes back where he appears to yell and stomp on the man.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition. The arresting officer said the victim suffered multiple injuries, including bleeding about the face and head, swelling about the back of the head and a laceration about the front of head, a criminal complaint shows.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the attack. The New York Post reported that the suspect and victim had a verbal argument before the attack, citing police sources.

Prosecutors characterized Azizi as a “flight risk,” noting he allegedly left the scene after assaulting the victim, which they said showed “a likeliness to evade prosecution.”

His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

December 10, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The pro-crime, bleeding heart liberals kept releasing violent serial criminal Pherris Harrington, 26, of Chicago, so he could continue to commit more violent crimes. The bleeding heart liberals got exactly what they were hoping for.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

November 15, 2022

Pherris Harrington, 26, is a violent serial criminal from Chicago.

Harrington was convicted of armed robbery. But the bleeding heart liberals decided to let him out on parole so he could commit more violent crimes.

Even though his parole forbade Harrington from leaving Illinois, he went to Branford, Connecticut, where, on October 25, 2022, he committed armed robbery at a gas station.

Even though this was at least Harrington’s second armed robbery (I’m guessing there have probably been others, given his age), and even though he violated his parole, the bleeding heart liberals still insisted that it would be wrong to lock him up.

So, on November 13, 2022, in Chicago, Harrington did exactly what the bleeding heart liberals were hoping he would do.

He committed a carjacking.

He kidnapped a baby that was in the car’s back seat.

He crashed the stolen car into several vehicles.

He assaulted a paramedic.

He assaulted a police officer.

In other words, Harrington did exactly what the bleeding heart liberals wanted him to do when they repeatedly refused to keep him locked up.

Sources:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-man-allegedly-carjacked-vehicle-161833033.html

https://patch.com/connecticut/branford/police-interrupt-gas-station-robbery-progress-chicago-man-charged

November 15, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Judge Tracy Hewett reduced the bond for serial rapist Octavis Wilson from from $2 million to $50,000, and said, “We’re gonna help you out.”

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Judge Tracy Hewett reduced the bond for serial rapist Octavis Wilson from from $2 million to $50,000, and said, “We’re gonna help you out.”

The serial rapist said, “I will not mess up no more. You have my word. I will stay out of trouble.”

Judge Hewett is either pro-rape, or a gullible idiot.

Either way, she never should have been allowed to be a judge.

Sources:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-police-chief-slams-212939359.html

https://www.wbtv.com/2022/11/10/were-going-help-you-out-with-that-judge-reduces-bond-suspect-sexual-assault/

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/mecklenburg-county-judge-bond-reduced-significantly-for-charlotte-rape-suspect/275-057136f0-82c0-4acc-b755-0eadc584045d

November 14, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 3 comments.

Charlotte, North Carolina keeps letting this serial rapist out of jail, so he can keep raping again and again

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-police-chief-slams-212939359.html

North Carolina police chief slams judge for reducing repeat violent offender’s bond from $2M to $50K

By Audrey Conklin

November 9, 2022

Johnny Jennings, the police chief of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday criticized an unnamed judge’s decision to reduce a repeat violent offender’s bond from $2 million to $50,000.

Octavis Wilson, 29, is facing charges of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree forcible rape, assault on a female, sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges.

“We were pleased and appreciative of the original decision by the Mecklenburg County Magistrate’s Office to issue a $2 million bond for Octavis Wilson, a violent repeat offender. However, a judge decided just days later to lower this individual’s bond to a mere $50k,” Jennings said in a Wednesday tweet. “The CMPD takes violent offenses against our community members extremely serious and as we continue to utilize every resource possible to hold those offenders accountable.”

Wilson is most recently accused of striking up a conversation with a woman who was walking in northwest Charlotte before “brutally” attacking and sexually assaulting her, police announced on Nov. 5.

The offender has a lengthy history of prior charges. Most recently, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted first-degree forcible rape on Sept. 16. He was released less than a month later on Oct. 5, according to Mecklenburg County.

In April, Wilson was charged with assault to inflict serious injury and released in June. Last year, authorities charged the 29-year-old with attempted first-degree forcible rape and assault with a deadly weapon for a Sept. 13, 2021, incident before he was released on Sept. 30, 2021.

Prior to that, authorities charged Wilson with assault on a female, communicating threats and larceny for a Feb. 9, 2021, incident before releasing him on Feb. 22, 2021.

“What kind of message are we sending to our citizens when they see these offenders get right back out after committing very serious crimes against them?” Jennings asked. “Our job is to do everything in our power to not only keep the community safe but to make them feel safe.”

The police chief continued, “We continue to ask our judicial partners to take these crimes just as serious as we do. There’s no bond amount that is sufficient for a community’s peace of mind regarding their safety.”

While Republicans flipped the North Carolina Supreme Court, Mecklenburg County on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for a Democratic district attorney and Democratic district judges — many of whom ran unopposed. Democrats also won all nine seats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, according to the Charlotte Observer.

November 10, 2022. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

NBC deletes report that Paul Pelosi walked away from police and toward his assailant

https://www.bitchute.com/video/lqmiyz7TPBEK/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkmGJ9F_hKA

November 4, 2022. Tags: , , , . Media bias, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

California convicted rapist arrested for murder just weeks after early release from life sentence: ‘senseless’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-convicted-rapist-arrested-murder-204409780.html

California convicted rapist arrested for murder just weeks after early release from life sentence: ‘senseless’

By Lawrence Richard and Danielle Wallace

October 12, 2022

A convicted rapist in California whose sentencing judge argued he should “never get out of prison” was arrested in the murder of a Sacramento man just weeks after his release, officials said.

Michael Xavier Bell, 36, was arrested this past Sunday for murdering a 60-year-old Sacramento care facility employee just 73 days after he was released early from a decades-long sentence, according to the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys.

Association President Michele Hanisee called his early release “tragically predictable” and said it resulted in “another senseless murder of an innocent victim.”

Bell’s release came amid the state’s effort to rehabilitate juvenile offenders not guilty of homicide back into society under Senate Bill 1391. The legislation passed and was signed into law in 2019 by then-Governor Jerry Brown.

Attorney General Rob Bonta and other California state officials “ignored impassioned pleas about how dangerous this legislation was to public safety,” Hanisee argued.

“There were no safeguards created within this legislation to protect the public from the most dangerous juvenile offenders such as Bell,” the associated president added. “Nor was there any mechanism for addressing the retroactive effect on convicted juveniles, like Bell, who had since become adults and who therefore could not be returned to the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.”

“This is why Bell was released from custody without any form of supervision or services and apparently without having received any type of sex offender treatment or rehabilitation,” Hanisee also said.

Nathan Hochman, a Republican running for California Attorney General, reacted in a statement to Fox News Digital

“Tragically, but as predicted, Attorney General Rob Bonta’s support for a bill that allowed Michael Xavier Bell, a convicted, brutal rapist, to be released decades early from his sentence only to arrested 73 days later for murdering a 60-year old Sacramento man, proves how unfit Bonta is to be our chief law enforcement officer,” Hochman said. “As a result of Bonta’s actions, the victim’s blood is on Bonta’s hands.”

Bell was initially arrested in December 2000 after breaking into a woman’s home and sexually assaulting and raping her at gunpoint, according to court documents.

“Bell and an accomplice took turns committing sexual assaults, at times pointing a gun at the victim’s head and at times pointing the gun at the victim’s 8-year-old son, forcing him to watch,” Hanisee said.

At the time of the incident, Bell was nine days away from his 15th birthday. His age did not stop a state court from trying and convicting him as an adult in 2002 — a decision SB 1391 revisited.

“He was so dangerous and unrepentant that the sentencing judge stated: ‘It is this court’s intention this defendant never, never get out of prison. This defendant is incapable of being rehabilitated. This defendant is not someone who should ever be allowed into society,’” Hanisee wrote.

Bell was subsequently sentenced to a combined state prison term of 53 years to life behind bars for multiple counts of robbery, multiple counts of forcible rape, multiple counts of forcible oral copulation, kidnapping and assault with a firearm. After a lengthy legal battle, the sentence was reduced to 43 years to life.

This sentence was reaffirmed in Sept. 2016 when the case was appealed. Then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris represented the state in arguing to keep his lengthy sentence in place.

Court documents show Christopher Hawthorne, an attorney for Bell, countered by arguing that the “parole eligibility date at age 55 violates the equal protection and cruel and unusual punishment provisions of the state and federal Constitutions.”

The 2nd District Court of Appeal disagreed and affirmed the initial judgment.

The Association claimed Bell remained unrepentant through his time in prison and had a violent in-prison record.

“According to records filed with the court, he was twice convicted of new felony battery cases while in prison and had numerous disciplinary write-ups wherever he was housed. In his last years of incarceration, he was charged and convicted of felony vandalism of government property for smashing the windows of the visiting area. He was even written up for the rape of another inmate,” Hanisee said.

Despite the violent pattern, California officials ultimately chose to release him.

Fox News Digital reached out to Bonta’s office but did not immediately receive a response.

October 13, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Vancouver, Canada refuses to protect the public from a violent serial criminal who has more than 30 convictions

https://www.yahoo.com/news/career-criminal-struck-asian-student-182906631.html

Career criminal who struck Asian student with a pole in Vancouver walks free after bail

By Carl Samson

October 12, 2022

The man accused of violently attacking a 19-year-old Asian woman in downtown Vancouver late last month is now out of jail after being granted bail.

Mohammed Majidpour, 35, allegedly struck the victim’s head with a pole while she was walking near Dunsmuir and Cambie Streets at around 9:50 a.m. on Sept. 27. He also allegedly yelled anti-Asian slurs before fleeing the scene.

A Canada-wide manhunt commenced after Majidpour was identified. He was reportedly arrested the following day.

Majidpour has been charged with assault with a weapon in connection with the incident. Records show he has had over 30 convictions dating back to August 2015, which include cases of assault, assault with a weapon and making threats, as per Global News.

Just last year, Majidpour was charged with criminal harassment after allegedly stalking a woman named Jamie Coutts in the city’s Chinatown area. However, after pleading guilty to unrelated counts, his charge was stayed and he was only given a year of probation.

Still, Majidpour reportedly violated his probation multiple times before the Sept. 27 attack. Aside from his assault charge, he appeared in Downtown Community Court for failure to report.

Majidpour, however, walks free once again after the judge granted him bail and released him on several conditions this week. Those conditions include avoiding contact with the victim, avoiding possession of any weapon and reporting to a bail supervisor and certain support workers.

Kash Heed, former Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia, voiced his disappointment at the decision. He believes Majidpour will re-offend.

“If you want to look at a frustrating failure of our justice system in British Columbia and how it’s administered, this is a prime case,” Heed told CTV News. “The unfortunate part is someone else will become a victim of his violent nature, and that’s a sad part of this.”

Majidpour is set to return to court on Nov. 15.

October 12, 2022. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City let this guy keep trying until he finally succeeded at killing someone

https://www.yahoo.com/news/homeless-man-accused-fatal-brooklyn-234100661.html

Homeless man accused of fatal Brooklyn subway slash was free without bail in earlier stabbing

By John Annese

October 6, 2022

The homeless man accused of fatally slashing a union steamfitter aboard a Brooklyn L train was free without bail after a 2021 knife attack in Brooklyn.

Alvin Charles, 43, was arrested in July 2021 and charged with attempted first-degree assault, accused of stabbing a man in the arm and stomach that April. Prosecutors asked for $50,000 bail, but Judge Jessica Earle-Gargen granted him supervised release.

Law enforcement sources said he was complying with the terms of his release and showing up at his court appearances, so when a grand jury indicted him on attempted murder charges in March, Supreme Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino continued his supervised release.

Charles is accused of getting into an argument with victim Tommy Bailey, 43, on a Canarsie-bound L train at around 8:50 p.m. Friday. He stabbed and slashed Bailey repeatedly in the head, neck and torso, killing him, according to a criminal complaint.

The stabbing was caught on video, and the NYPD used facial recognition software to identify Charles, the complaint alleges. Several people also witnessed the attack, according to cops, though the witnesses aren’t mentioned in the complaint.

Charles’ lawyer, Roy Wasserman of the Legal Aid Society, said he’s heard of no other evidence beyond the facial recognition hit that established Charles as the killer — software that “has been found by experts and other jurisdictions to be racially biased against darker-skinned people.”

“It says on police paperwork that I’ve observed before that it can be used in terms of investigation but it cannot be used for probable cause,” she said. “It seems that he became a suspect based on racially biased software that the NYPD uses. I haven’t heard otherwise.”

Wasserman tried, unsuccessfully, to have Charles released, arguing that New York state law doesn’t allow the judge to consider “dangerousness” when setting bail, and that his history complying with the court dates in his pending case proves he’s not a flight risk.

Judge Inga O’Neale nevertheless ordered Charles held without bail, based on the seriousness of the murder charge he faces.

October 8, 2022. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Every city has exactly as much crime as it’s willing to tolerate

https://www.yahoo.com/news/14-old-bronx-gunman-busted-223600961.html

14-year-old Bronx gunman busted for attempted murder has 18 prior arrests

By Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy

October 7, 2022

He’s 14 with more arrests than years around the sun — and now he’s facing two attempted murder charges, police said Friday.

The fresh-faced teen, who now has 18 arrests under his belt, was busted on Oct. 5 for two recent shootings in the Bronx, including one in which the target was shot in the leg, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said.

The youth opened fire on his victims from the back of the scooter, Essig said.

“Eighteen (arrests)… He’s 14-years-old,” Essig lamented Friday.

The teen was not identified because of his age. The driver of the scooter remained at large.

Essig said Bronx investigators linked the boy to a Sept. 19 shooting in which someone opened fire on a Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway near W. 230th St. in Marble Hill. The gunman was aiming at a man inside the eatery. He caused property damage, but didn’t injure anyone, cops said.

He was also allegedly connected to a Sept. 25 shooting on Kingbridge Road near Webb Ave. in Kingsbridge Heights where a man was shot in the leg.

Police believe the teen is responsible for another Bronx shooting on Sept. 22, this one less than a block from the first crime, in which another man was hit in the leg. The teen hasn’t been charged in that case.

Cops charged the teen with two counts of attempted murder and weapons possession. He was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court.

Police say the teen is a Young Gunna, a gang affiliated with the Bloods. All three of the victims are members of Old Kingsbridge Block 1300, known as the OKBs, a subset of the Crips.

The boy’s first time in a holding cell was in 2018 — when he was about 10 or 11 — for menacing someone with a weapon, police said.

His arrest record includes multiple misdemeanor and felony assaults, gang assault, criminal mischief, menacing, possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of stolen property after he was found with a stolen motorcycle, cops said.

Earlier this year, cops arrested him on grand larceny charges, authorities said.

October 8, 2022. Tags: , , , . Parenting, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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