Broken Justice

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Justice_BrokenSo, not only should you NOT count on the cops to save you as I previously examined HERE, but more and more it is looking like you should NOT count on the justice system to keep us safe once the cops have done their jobs. Lately, not only is the justice system failing us all, but it is almost as if they can be counted on to actually endanger us.

Hypothetically speaking of course: In October of 2012, a man who was out of prison on parole is caught red handed committing an armed robbery. Multiple witnesses identify him as the perpetrator. The law enforcement helicopter overhead watches him leave the business and maintains contact with him until he is apprehended. As a convicted felon, mere possession of a firearm is illegal, let alone committing armed robberies with it. This is all hypothetically occurring in in California by the way, with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

This man is hypothetically arrested and taken to jail to await trial for his latest group of dangerous felonies. In addition to the robbery he was caught leaving, hypothetically of course, there was evidence to tie him to a series of similar robberies. Since this man was on parole, in addition to all of his fresh charges, he had a parole hold placed on him for violating the terms of his parole (you know, the part that says he must obey all laws).

This hypothetical story gets better. This parolee is sitting safely in jail for multiple fresh felonies, and society is just a little bit safer, for a very short period of time. For some unfathomable reason (at least to those of us with a brain), the hypothetical parole hold is removed by someone in the California Department of Corrections. With no parole hold keeping this man in jail to await trial for his multiple fresh felonies, he is granted a bail of $150,000. One might think that is a decent bail that would be likely to keep a jobless parolee in custody, but not in this case. Someone posts his bail and he is released from custody, free to roam the streets while awaiting trial.

His preliminary trial date arrives and would you care to guess who hypothetically does not show up for court? Yep, you guessed it, mister parolee with multiple fresh felonies. The court issues a warrant for his arrest (coincidentally creating a significant amount of new work for cops who hypothetically already caught him once). The cops begin looking for him, but in a large metropolitan area with a population of 1.4 million people, finding one particular person is not a simple task, and our parolee is able to avoid detection, until…

Sunday, February 17, 2013, an employee at a Metro PCS cellular phone store, a store that has been robbed at gunpoint in the past, shoots and kills an armed robber who was in the process of forcing an employee at gunpoint into the back of the store. Have you guessed who the deceased armed robber was yet? Yep, it is our parolee who is out on bail for another armed robbery not more than four months earlier. And shockingly, this individual, despite some of the toughest gun laws in nation, who was legally prohibited from doing so, was able to obtain another handgun.

Here is a local news story about the robbery and shooting: Armed robber shot, killed by store employee

The incident yesterday is not the first story like this, nor is it the most tragic, but is only the most recent. A far more tragic story of similar circumstances was recently covered in a short documentary-like film produced by the NRA in their “Life of Duty” series and can be viewed here: Patriot Profiles Presents: Catch & Release

The liberal politicians and gun control advocacy groups, the very people who want to take our guns away from us, are the very same people who tell us that the justice system will keep us safe. They are telling us to trust the very same justice system that unleashes violent armed felons onto us. The justice system, thanks to the policies of liberal politicians and lawmakers, is severely broken. It is time to get some common sense back into government.

If you want to hope and pray the cops get there in time to save you in your time of need, that is your choice. If you are going to count on the ridiculously broken justice system to keep you safe from violent criminals, that is your decision. But I will tell you the same thing I tell everyone: Your safety is your responsibility! You should take it seriously, because if you don’t, who will?

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