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.
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.
“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
Just a shocking turn of events that, to be fair, nobody could have seen coming
— Indeed it Is (@Thisway100) April 20, 2020
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.
“at least 50 of the newly released Riker’s Island prisoners were rearrested for new crimes in recent weeks — and in some cases were cut loose again.”
Cut loose again 🤣🤣🤣
— Alvin Catraz 🏴☠️ (@Rich_pi_34) April 20, 2020
This is why liberal policies always go sour. They never factor human nature into the equation.
Everything they do goes stupid.
— Abel (@glhami) April 20, 2020
why is this even “shocking” or “unconscionable” to him? This is so crazy, what did they expect? Angel wings on hard core criminals? lol
— marietweetss 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@marietweetss) April 20, 2020