(TheLibertyRevolution.Com)- You heard the story about New York City police rearresting several dozen prisoners who were released early over coronavirus fears, and here’s another one for you!
In what is an entirely predictable turn of events, two men who were released from jail early in the state of California have been rearrested after committing crimes less than an hour after being released.
Less than an hour!
Rocky Lee Music (yes, that’s his name,) is accused of carjacking a motorist just 40 minutes after he was released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Sunday. Music was released from prison as a result of 16 inmates testing positive for the coronavirus, and prison officials hoping to reduce the chances of more people spreading and contracting the virus.
27-year-old Owen Aguilar, from Selma, was also accused of arson within just one week of being released from Fresno County Jail. Aguilar allegedly set nine fires, one of which burned down a homeless man’s tent.
Thousands of other prisoners have already been released from California, and these two arrests are likely just the beginning of a wider problem. If New York is already experiencing it, California probably isn’t far behind.
The decision to release inmates early came after an emergency order was put in place by California’s Judicial Council that set bail to zero for offenders who were considered low risk. Just like in New York, however, many offenders that were considered low risk are likely to go out and commit crimes. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio has overseen several “non-violent” offenders go out and commit violent crimes within days of being released from prison.
Despite the rearrests, it doesn’t look like the judicial order will be revoked or changed. It is expected to remain in place for 90 days after the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom lifts the stay-at-home order. Whenever that is.
Imagine that – you’re locked up, allowed out early because of a virus, and you get three months of free time out of prison even after the stay-at-home order is lifted.