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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio *Shocked* That Inmates Freed Early Are Committing Crimes Again

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio *Shocked* That Inmates Freed Early Are Committing Crimes Again

“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done.”

In recent weeks, governors and local officials in several states across America have authorized early releases for some of the criminals they held behind bars in an effort to prevent the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus within the prison system.

But along with the spread of the virus in hot spots like New York City has come a return to a life of crime for some of the inmates who were released, as the New York Post reported over the weekend:

At least 50 of the 1,500 inmates cut loose amid fears of the spread of COVID-19 behind bars in recent weeks have already landed back in jail — and in some cases were set free yet again, according to police sources and records.

The re-offenders — just over 3 percent of those released — include a Rikers Island inmate initially jailed for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s door on fire and choking her mother, who was released early only to return to the Bronx apartment and allegedly threaten to kill the whole family.

Another prisoner who is accused of assaulting a Department of Homeless services officer and was later set free was arrested for punching an agency sergeant just two days after his release, records show.

Yet another, who was serving a 60-day sentence for theft, was charged with burglarizing Queens’ Singh Farm grocery store to the tune of more than $9,000 three weeks after his early release.

The paper also noted that most released under “compassionate release” circumstances (like health concerns due to pre-existing conditions, etc.), were in on minor or non-violent offenses, “but some 300 of them face violent felony charges.”

Some of those released, according to the Post, are repeat offenders, one of who has been arrested 5 times since his release on March 27th.

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked about these statistics during his Monday Wuhan Coronavirus press briefing, he expressed shock that criminals who had been “shown mercy” by the system were out committing crimes again:

“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done,” the mayor said during his morning briefing Monday, which came on the heels of a Post report outlining the issue.

De Blasio said the number of re-offenders remains relatively small and that the city was “buckling down” on monitoring and supervising released prisoners.

“We do see some recidivism. I have not seen a huge amount, but any amount is obviously troubling,” he said.

“We’re going to just keep buckling down on it, making sure there’s close monitoring and supervision to the maximum step possible. And the NYPD is going to keep doing what they’re doing.”

Watch de Blasio answer the recidivism question below:

Between this issue and the state’s bail reforms that went into effect at the first of the year, it’s like the state of New York and New York City proper just don’t have a clue how criminals work.

During the presser, de Blasio noted that the releases were done in order to protect other inmates from an outbreak as well as the corrections officers and staff who work at the facilities. But not mentioned is the toll the Wuhan Coronavirus has had on the NYPD itself, which is now short staffed due to the number of officers who have become infected and in some cases, unfortunately, have died.

I know this is an unprecedented situation but at the same time there had to have been a better way to address the potential of an outbreak of the disease within the prison system without releasing criminals back out into society, where some of them have already gone back to business as usual by victimizing others.

I’m not the expert on this, but there needs to be a better game plan going forward for the prison system to address situations like this.

Your thoughts?

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De Blasio clearly prefers criminals to law-abiding citizens. He punishes the law abiding, and he rewards criminals.

    redc1c4 in reply to Sally MJ. | April 21, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    well, him being a crimi… politician himself, they have much more in common that he does with tax payers…


      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to redc1c4. | April 21, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      Bless his little pea Pickin felons and his non-existent heart. Or should that be his pocket picking felons?

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | April 21, 2020 at 11:50 pm

        Time to lock NYC up.

        America Is Paying the Price for the NYC SuperSpreader
        The coronavirus crisis in the United States is largely a New York City crisis. One reason why many governors are afraid to fully reopen is over the fear that virus-carrying New Yorkers will flee to their mostly unimpacted states.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | April 21, 2020 at 11:58 pm


          So while Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio desperately scramble to contain the outbreak they not only failed to prevent but perpetuated with some of their public statements as the virus took hold, the rest of the country is being punished for their arrogance, incompetence, and petulance.

          And it seems like people in the rest of the country—Big Apple-based journalists, editors, and celebrities notwithstanding—are catching on.

          Arrogance and Incompetence

          Despite that evidence, as well as plain common sense, Cuomo is rejecting demands to idle dirty trains and buses by insisting they are “essential” for transporting first responders to their place of work to fight coronavirus. The MTA reports that 68 employees have died of the disease this year so far.

          The fact is that Cuomo and DeBlasio have blundered at every step. In early January, Cuomo activated an emergency system to deal with the state’s already overwhelmed hospital system due to a huge spike in influenza patients but did nothing to add extra hospital beds, ICUs, ventilators or protective gear to prepare for an added influx of COVID-19 victims.

          Excuse me, the transit system is essential. It cannot be shut down, or the essential workers who keep the city running will have no way to get to work. The health industry workers, the food industry workers, the sanitation workers, the infrastructure workers, few of them live in walking distance of their workplaces.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | April 22, 2020 at 12:49 am

          Jason P

          Cuomo was warned by a New York State panel 5 years ago that there weren’t enough beds or ventilators for an epidemic.
          NYT article the implicates Cuomo (3rd paragraph):
          2015 report by task force headed by Zucker, his then and current Commissioner of Health:
          Even the NYT says Cuomo and de Blasio were late:
          NYC council members ask Cuomo to close subways:

          Your links are all broken.

          And no, Cuomo wasn’t warned five years ago about anything. Five years ago the state health department considered how many ventilators the state had, and how many it might need in various emergencies, and published a contingency plan for what it would do when they ran out. There’s no reason to suppose any of this was brought to the governor’s attention; there was no reason to do so. And the plan did not envisage purchasing more ventilators, let alone recommend so.

    ScottTheEngineer in reply to redc1c4. | April 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    You know, I don’t like people from New York for the most part but they’re starting to grow on me.

The Big Stooge would be shocked.

Meanwhile, somewhere, in a small café in Casablanca, Capt. Louis Renault was recently overheard:

“Say WHAT?”

“That fool just did WHAT? And then he said WHAT?”

“Mon Dieu! I am shocked, simply shoc– What’s that? You say that he’s an American Democrat? Well, THAT certainly explains EVERYTHING!”

“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done.”

Look no further… that quote right there tells how exactly how unfathomably stupid that Marxist twat really is.

If he was a farm yard animal you’d slaughter him for being so fucking stupid, as not to pollute the gene pool, and not eat the meat because it would undoubtedly taste stupid.

    C. Lashown in reply to Paul. | April 22, 2020 at 11:41 am

    “Gosh, Dad, I was just walking home from school and saw this stray dog that looked hungry. So I bought him a cheap hamburger at McDonalds and he gobbled it down! Then he turned around and attacked me, took that big chunk of fat outta my butt!”

    BREAKING NEWS! Father arrested for strangling his son. When asked why he would do something like that, he responded: The boy had a terminal case of the ‘stupids’, it’s contagious and I feared for my other children.

“Alex, I’ll take NYC mayors for $1000.00.”
Question: “Clueless.”
Answer: What is Bill de Blasio.
Alex: Correct….

Insert lesson from Aesop fable “The Frog and the Scorpion”

A-a-ah the good old days! When an ex-con’s word meant something. When he said he has learned his lesson and will go straight this time, you could trust him. Too bad today’s criminals cannot be trusted. What a shame.

I’ve said it many times before; Never, ever, and I mean NEVER vote for a democrat.

Paul Compton | April 21, 2020 at 8:25 pm


What an ultramaroon!

Shocked that criminals crim. I suppose he’s also shocked that cats torture birds and rodents, and that birds poop on things.

De Blasio said the number of re-offenders remains relatively small

That he knows about.

can the democrats be anymore hypocrites, the state is on a stay in order from the head jack***, so he releases prisoner that are in lock down because a crime, where in he!! did he get his brains.

Comanche Voter | April 21, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Where I come from (using what Edna Ferber called “high Texas Bullpuckey) they’d look at DeBlasio and say, “That ol boy ain’t too bright”. And they’d be correct in that assessment.

SeekingRationalThought | April 21, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Dana Perino actually called him the worst mayor in America. She doesn’t say anything bad about anyone. He is toast. I would go further, he is not only the nations worst governor, because of the deaths he has caused (not just virus deaths, add in illegal alien murders, crimes committed by released prisoners, illegal aliens and others, as well as those killed by drugs and poverty), he is the worst human being in America.

de Blasio is Pro-Choice. A Planned Prisoner (PP) protocol would reduce his and society’s “burden”, right?

This guy is as big a moron as obama.

    But he lacks that negro Jesus thing that makes progs tingle up the leg, so thankfully he’ll never rise higher than mayor. He is the Peter Principle in action.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Paul. | April 21, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      Yes the kind that Lorena Bobbitt should get a hold of……

      Milhouse in reply to Paul. | April 22, 2020 at 12:46 am

      But he lacks that negro Jesus thing

      No, he doesn’t. He may be as white as anything, but he’s got his family to display. He won office largely on the basis of one ad featuring his son. It didn’t matter what he said, the point of the ad was to associate the father with the son’s black face and large afro. His main rival at the time was Bill Thompson (the only Dem I’ve ever voted for) who is black, but I think many low-information black voters didn’t know that.

All they did was return to their vocation.
What else were they to do???

Working for LAPD I see arrestee’s rap sheets every day. Some of them are a mile long. Seriously … I’m being totally serious … some rap sheets are so long that when I go to print them out I get a message that the rap sheet is too long to be generated and printed. I then just have to print out that response.

There should be no such thing as a long rap sheet.

I wonder what criminals do on the planet DeBlasio lives? Here on Earth they commit crimes. That’s why we call them criminals. It’s pretty basic and shouldn’t be too difficult to comprehend.

Leftist ideology causes crime.

Steelbutterfly | April 21, 2020 at 11:41 pm

Further proof that you can’t fix stupid!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 22, 2020 at 1:10 am

Uh oh! The cat is out of the bag!

The Biggest Scam in America

He’s not surprised this happened, he’s only trying to dodge responsibility by saying he’s surprised.

LeftWingLock | April 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm

de Blasio looks like he agrees with Lester Maddox — what New York needs is a better class of prisoners.

He’s not shocked. He’s “shocked, SHOCKED” (see “Casablanca”) that criminals commit crimes!! Meaning he damn well knows! Dems making excuses when they enact ridiculous rules that flaunt common sense.

Bill deBlithering is an Idjit.

Having to suffer through coronavirus should be considered one of the consequences of prison. Furthermore, we shouldn’t worry about criminals who die in prison. It’s a positive contribution to society.

    Milhouse in reply to ConradCA. | April 22, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    That is immoral and disgusting. And against the law. If the state locks someone up it has a legal and moral duty to keep that person safe from all harm, to the best of its ability consistent with public safety. Unfortunately the best of its ability often isn’t enough.

Don’t you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!
You got rats on the West Side
Bed bugs uptown
What a mess this town’s in tatters, I’ve been shattered
My brain’s been battered, splattered all over Manhattan