It’s laborious to beat the arrogance of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, who truly admitted again in 2007 that his low-bail insurance policies would sometime see a beneficiary “go out and kill somebody.” Though “it’s guaranteed to happen,” he argued, “it does not invalidate the overall approach.”
Ouch. That needs to be chilly consolation to the survivors of the Dancing Grannies and others slain within the assault on the Waukesha Christmas parade, together with little Jackson Sparks.
Chisholm’s concession that the $1,000 money bond given Darrell Brooks simply days earlier than Sunday’s parade carnage was “inappropriately low” gained’t assist, both.
But his arrogance is rivaled by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney and Jamie Raskin, who simply wrote the 5 metropolis district attorneys demanding solutions on “excessive bail” supposedly trapping innocents on Rikers.
The three congressfolk appear unaware that Rikers’ inhabitants is at its lowest in a long time (apart from after the early releases when COVID hit) due to criminal-justice reforms that rule out any likelihood of jail for many perps, in addition to those self same DAs’ refusal to even prosecute many low-level crimes. Only (some of) the actually violent might be given excessive bail and remanded to Rikers.
As Bob McManus notes, “Darrell E. Brooks has become the latest face of America’s deranged campaign against reasonable law enforcement.” AOC & Co. ought to contemplate that face — and people of his alleged victims — earlier than posturing once more. But they gained’t and by no means will.