Talk about misplaced priorities. I don’t know which is worse, nonprofits that misguide activists, use them as work mules to exacerbate the problem in order to justify their existence and increase their budgets, City Hall and their reactionary responses or black progressives that cosign it all.
This IS so NOT the move during a violent crime epidemic, record murders and a clash between the police and Circuit Attorney’s office. Yes there are problems at the Workhouse. The solution isn’t to open the doors and release inmates, especially without a viable plan to jail those who need to be jailed, provide proven alternatives for those who can rehabilitated and to oversee the entire process so that we’re not simply releasing potentially violent people back into the community.
Yes, we need bail reform, but bailing people out without willy nilly has led to the murder of a woman who’s husband was jailed for domestic violence. When bailed out in one of these sjw actions, he murdered her.
Yes, most inmates are there for nonviolent offenses… but nonviolent offenses does not mean nonviolent offenders. That just means the particular offense the person was jailed for was nonviolent, not that the person is a nonviolent individual. There are plenty of violent offenders locked up on nonviolent charges. This is one means police use to get them off the streets.
The fact that THIS is being pushed at a time more and more children are being shot and killed,school buses are being caught in the middle of rolling gun battles, 79 year olds are being snatched out of their vehicles and dead bodies thrown out of trucks on downtown streets is mind boggling.
As Campaign To Close The Workhouse Gains Support, Krewson Considers ‘Repurposing’ St. Louis Jail
What started out as a viral video exposing the poor conditions detainees were facing inside St. Louis’ Medium Security Institution — also known as the