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Utah Parole Board Is Freeing Hundreds of Violent Criminals Early and Doesn't Know Where They Are
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The Republican Party’s embrace of “criminal justice reform” has brought chaos and danger to a number of deep red states, including Utah, a new investigative report has found. Senator Mike Lee, who represents Utahns, is a leading GOP proponent of emptying America’s prisons.

A number of parole officers blew the whistle on the problems with this policy to KUTV last week, warning that the Utah Adult Probation and Parole (AP&P) board has been releasing convicted murderers, rapists and gang members at an alarming rate while ignoring their absconsion. Multiple recent cases in the state feature delinquent parolees killing or injuring people upon release after extended periods of evading law enforcement supervision.

According to estimates provided to KUTV, the AP&P has last track of at least 328 violent criminals who have stopped attending parole meetings just in the last six months. Utah law enforcement sources blame the high rate of flight is due to a drastic overhaul by both conservative and liberal bureaucrats in the parole system that strongly discourages officers from recommending arresting freed prisoners that violate their release terms.

Ever since Utah legislators passed the Justice Reinvestment Act in 2015, the crime rate has shot up. The absurdity of the Utah GOP’s pro-crime policies was put on full display when earlier this year a fourth district judge released a man captured after a gunfight with police without bail under the state’s bail reform law.

Following this high profile embarrassment, Governor Spencer Cox was forced to sign a bill repealing bail reform, though he made it clear that he was reluctant to do so.

The Republican Party’s detrimental decision to desert law and order and do the bidding of Democrats on this issue has confused many. In 1994, a tough stance in support of public safety featured in Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America” helped the Republicans enjoy a historic sweep in the midterms. Republican candidates for Mayor and Governorships, such as the famous case of Rudy Giuliani, were able to win elections just by promising crackdowns on crime.

The shift towards a pro-crime stance in the GOP can be traced back to Jewish lobbyist Marc Levine, who through the Texas Public Policy Foundation was able to convince then Governor Rick Perry to support his prison reforms in 2007.

Since then, Republicans politicians across the country have been incentivized by their billionaire donors to follow suit. One of the Trump administration’s only legislative achievements, the First Step Act, was produced by a coalition of left-wing non-profits and GOP donors.

Unfortunately, ordinary citizens end up paying the price. Liberals correctly point out that some of the most dangerous cities in America are largely located in Southern red states, which are home to large black populations.

If Republicans agree with Democrats that normal people don’t have a right to walk their streets without being murdered, there isn’t much of a reason to vote for them.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Crime, Judicial System, Republican Party 
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  1. If Republicans agree with Democrats that normal people don’t have a right to walk their streets without being murdered, there isn’t much of a reason to vote for them.

    And why would we? There’s no point in voting for anyone because they all agree that our fate, living, vs. dying, is serendipitous. They live in gated communities, they have no exposure to any of this. Whatever happens to us in the normal course of the day is tough shit for us, too bad for them, not that they care.

  2. meamjojo says:

    Just last week, a guy who should not have been out on the streets was roaming the streets of San Francisco and decided to stab two older Asian woman from behind. One was 65 and the other was 85. This happens all too regularly here in CA.

    https://sfist.com/2021/05/08/suspect-in-stabbing-of-two-asian-women-in-san-francisco-never-made-it-to-court/

    • Replies: @Exalted Cyclops
  3. anon[976] • Disclaimer says:

    same thing is happening in California

  4. Thank God we have “conservative” parties to look out for our interests or there’d be violent criminals released from prisons.

    • Agree: goldgettin
    • LOL: Trial by Wombat
  5. …there isn’t much of a reason to vote for them.

    That should have been written as: there is no longer any valid reason to vote for Republicans.

    They have sold out their constituents on everything from gun laws, to immigration, to cultural issues, to offshoring of jobs, and to the importation of legal and illegal workers. And, those are just a few of the sellouts that come to mind.

    This is just one more straw on the camels back.

    Republicans are just like Democrats. They’ll say whatever the voter wants to hear to get elected. Trump comes to mind on that one.

    Then once elected turn their backs on their constituents and join their frenemies on the other side to screw over the very people that elected them.

    But, as Sean Hannity likes to say. The next election is the most important election in our lifetime.

    As much as I loath Bruce Jenner. I’d actually like to see it elected Governor of the State of Commifornia. That way Sean would have a shibboleth he can slobber over in a closet at the Governor’s Mansion.

  6. @meamjojo

    Impossible! We have it on the authority of the (((gaslight media))) – those are glow-symbols rather than a name which echoes through eternity – that all such attacks on elderly asians is the work of white supremacists – now and again disguised in blackface (in the style of Justin Trudeau and Gov. Coon-man of Virginia).

  7. Republicans are just like Democrats. They’ll say whatever the voter wants to hear to get elected. Trump comes to mind on that one.

    There have been a number of folks who’ve pointed this out over the decades. George Wallace stated that “there wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference” between the two decades ago. Others have described the two parties as “the bi-factional ruling party”, or the periodic farce-elections as being like a game between the Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals (the GOP being the Generals of course). Even Mark Twain, writing over a century ago, noticed the pattern and the farce of elections: “If voting changed anything, it wouldn’t be permitted.”

    Many were fooled by Trump, whose greatest skill is not at business but in being a con-man. He completely owns this as does his devil-worshipping son-in-law (who pushed the scheme). The D-jerseys and numerous Soros-elected prosecutors have wasted no time in catching up with the program of course. All murders carried out by violent criminals released under Trump’s program are on Trump. His hands are red with the blood of innocents.

  8. You know, the Muslims are right about this one. Cut off the gun hand: they won’t do it again.

  9. The ONLY thing that matters and is so very weird about all of this, is how utterly unconcerned those American citizens are who are trying to raise families, be honest and thoughtful citizens while hoping that their leaders will carry out these desires. NOPE!!

  10. BuelahMan says:

    As for me:

    Never an R or D Again!

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