In another reason why only an insane person would move to California, criminals know they will be back on the street within hours due to zero bail schemes in Los Angeles. No doubt other cities have enacted this as well.

FNC: “The head of the union that represents nearly 1,000 prosecutors within Los Angeles County accused District Attorney George Gascon on Monday of keeping silent amid a surge in brazen smash-and-grab burglaries and robberies that have become increasingly violent.

Eric Siddall, vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, said the top prosecutor cares more about the rights of criminal suspects than crime victims as gangs of thieves continue to loot retail stores for thousands of dollars in merchandise, often in front of customers and staff. Last week, 14 suspects allegedly involved in 11 smash-and-grab robberies last month were arrested and back on the street hours later because of zero-bail policies. They remain free while awaiting their cases to play out in court.”

 

“If you look at the 14 people arrested, they could have been charged, there could have been bail amounts set, but none of that was done because the district attorney refuses to take a leadership position on this issue,” Siddall told media,  referring to Gascon. “He’s created an atmosphere devoid of accountability.”

Alex Bastian, special advisor to Gascon, said, “Our Organized Crime and Cyber Crime Divisions are involved because often many of these cases can be interconnected and part of these crimes happens online. These brazen acts hurt all of us; retailers, employees and customers alike. We will hold those responsible accountable.” He is lying.

Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore said the policy of zero bail has had unintended consequences that benefit criminals, “There are individuals in communities that look at that as a lack of consequences, a lack of deterrence and open season in which to go and commit these types of crimes,” he told KNX Radio on Monday. “The crisis during COVID, while well-intended, the impact it had on the criminal justice system was significant and severe that it’s developing another crisis in public safety. We have an offender base that commits and are willing to commit serious and violent crimes and we need to make sure the criminal justice system acts as a deterrent.”

This piece was written by David Kamioner on December 8, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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