Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Unconscionable” That Criminals Released From Rikers Island Are Committing Crimes Again

New York Mayor de Blasio claims he was shocked after inmates released from Riker’s Island to slow the spread of the Coronavirus were caught committing new crimes.

“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 told reporters this morning.

NY Post:

It is “unconscionable” that Riker’s Island inmates who were released due to coronavirus concerns are committing new crimes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

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“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 said 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. More

It’s almost as though criminals don’t obey laws. It’s “unconscionable” that cops have to risk their lives again apprehending the same crooks Mayor Bill de Blasio let out. Do you know what else is unconscionable? Him telling NYC residents to report their neighbors for not social distancing to his liking.

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