(Tea Party 247) – For some reason, cities, counties, and even states have decided that one of the best ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus is to release prisoners back into the public as law-abiding citizens are told to stay indoors.
Anyone who is in prison or jail is already quarantined, aren’t they?
So what do you expect these newly-freed criminals to do, find a work-at-home job and quietly obey orders from local governments to stop the spread of the virus?
They’re hitting the streets, committing fresh crimes. And who can blame them? It’s not like they’re being held accountable at all.
A career criminal has been accused of robbing and threatening to murder a woman at knifepoint after being released from prison as part of these misguided efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Breitbart reports that on March 17, according to Utah law enforcement officials, 42-year-old Joshua Haskell was released from a halfway house after a plan inmates that had been deemed “non-violent.”
In Haskell’s case, “non-violent” was clearly the wrong description.
Haskell had previously been freed from Utah State Prison after serving time for drug crimes and violating parole.
Two days after being released from the halfway house, Haskell allegedly entered the victim’s home where she was sleeping, and when she woke up and began screaming, threatened that he was “going to cut her head off,” according to an affidavit obtained by Desert News.
When Haskell tied the woman up by binding her wrists and ankles, demanding she give him cash, credit cards, and her cards’ pin numbers, Haskell then threatened to return to her house and kill her if she’d given him the wrong numbers.
The woman’s son heard his mother screaming and called police the police. Haskell allegedly told the woman to tell police officers that he was her partner when they arrived. As he got into her bed, she ran downstairs and told the police officers that he was not, in fact, her partner.
They arrested Haskell at gunpoint, unsurprisingly finding drugs and drug paraphernalia on him.
The affidavit asserts that the woman told police officers “she was sure she was going to die and that she was just waiting for the suspect to stab her.”
Haskell has a long criminal history, including at least four convictions for drug crimes. He has now been charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, drug possession, and possession of a weapon.
And this is someone they deemed fit to release into society in the midst of a crisis?
The incident comes as cities across the United States have implemented plans to release state prisoners that they consider “non-violent” under the guise of coronavirus potentially spreading in prison among inmates.
While Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police officers have been advised to free suspects accused of “non-violent” crimes, the George Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked the Justice Department to release 10,000 felons from federal prison in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.