Texas DA Lets Certain Criminals Go Free, Of Course He’s A Dem [Video]

April 28, 2019
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DA shocks the Dallas citizens by declaring not all crimes will be prosecuted.  When you first listen to his announcement it’s a little irritating but as he goes on, the kinds of crimes he’s letting slide are just reckless.

Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot, who campaigned on criminal justice reform, announced he no longer plans to prosecute certain low-level crimes, CBS News reports.

His office is in the process of dropping many of those cases.

He’s already dismissed more than 1,000 drug possession cases during his first three months in office.

Shortly after being elected in November 2018, Creuzot said, “On my agenda is to not ask judges to send people to the penitentiary for technical violations of their probation – for instance not doing community service, not paying fines and fees.”

In a letter to the people of Dallas County, Creuzot said his office will no longer prosecute many first-time marijuana offenses or any drug possession cases involving less than .01 grams of a drug.

Ok, I guess I can kinda see the point there if we’re talking teens and young adults. If that is the case, though, then the laws need to be changed. When you start cherry picking crimes without proper legislation to back it up you leave too much for interpretation. Especially because the DA didn’t stop with first time criminals.

Former Dallas County Prosecutor, Judge Mike Snipes said, “I think it’s forward-looking. I think it’s pioneering… People who have minor offenses have a better chance of rehabilitating their life and getting back on track.”

Creuzot said he’ll dismiss many criminal trespass cases as well, charges he says are most often brought against the mentally ill and homeless. He also said his office will no longer prosecute theft cases involving personal items worth less than $750 unless evidence shows it was for economic gain.

Dismissing theft under $750 is pretty concerning if you think about it. Now criminals know there is a maximum amount they can steal and get away with. What about the many public programs available to people in need, both federally and locally speaking? Food banks, clothing drives, outreach programs, and Snap. With every resource available to you, why would you need to steal?

Dallas News adds that Marybeth Onyeukwu, senior campaign manager at Color of Change, said the group has been prepared for opposition to Creuzot’s approach since he took office Jan. 1.

She said that while the criticism of Creuzot’s plan was unsurprising, she thought the outright refusal from some police departments — such as DeSoto’s — was alarming.

The town hall is “an opportunity to show support for people like Creuzot for taking bold action and refusing to lock people up,” Onyeukwu said.

You can understand, a little, not wanting to burden taxpayers by housing these criminals but we pay either way. Stores will have to jack up their prices to offset the legal theft while the thief gets off scot-free. No fine?

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