By Vicki Batts
Leftist policies are reaching new levels of insanity in Massachusetts, as Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins pushes her highly contested â€œno-prosecuteâ€ list into action.
The â€œlistâ€ gives a green light to a number of arrest-worthy offenses â€” including trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and â€œwanton or malicious destruction of property.â€ In other words, local law enforcement is being directedÂ by the district attorneyÂ to stand idly by while miscreantsÂ stealÂ andÂ destroy property.
The directiveÂ from Rollins also orders police to refuse to cooperate with ICE in the arresting of illegal immigrants at the courthouse â€” no matter the severity of their crimes.
What could go wrong?
It is no surprise this new â€œpolicy,â€ also known as the â€œRollins Memoâ€ has been met with substantial scrutiny. While Rollins may say her memo is about creating an â€œequalâ€ justice system, the victims of these now-permissible crimes arenâ€™t likely to feelÂ theyÂ are being treated equally.
But of course, thatâ€™s really the goal here, isnâ€™t it? No one cares about the shopkeepers and homeowners that are victimized. Under far-left dogma, criminals are theÂ trueÂ victims, weâ€™re just too â€œhatefulâ€ to see it. This is doublethink at its finest.
AsÂ Gateway PunditÂ contends, the Rollins Memo serves to hamper law enforcement and aid criminals. In addition to issuing the controversial â€œno-prosecuteâ€ list, the memo orders local law enforcement to refuse to work with ICE on the arrest of illegal immigrants â€” and it also compels judges to issue lighter sentences for illegal aliens so they donâ€™t get deported.
â€œThis is a roadmap to a criminal justice system that works equally for everyone, based on research, data, and input from across the spectrum of stakeholders,â€Â Rollins said of her memo in a recent press release.
Surely anyone who is a victim of shoplifting, larceny or property destruction would disagree that this â€œsystemâ€ works for â€œeveryone.â€
A former police officer told theÂ Boston Herald, â€œIf everybody knows theyâ€™re going to get a pass, decorum will go out the window. These are basic, quality-of-life issues. Itâ€™s the absolute antithesis of broken windows.â€
The â€œbroken windowsâ€ theory posits that toughening up on smaller crimes helps prevent more serious offenses,Â theÂ HeraldÂ explains.
Rafael Mangual, a criminal justice expert at the right-leaning Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, agrees that softening up on â€œsmallâ€ offenses will lead to bigger problems.
â€œCriminals are going to respond to incentives. Theyâ€™ll do more of something if they wonâ€™t get in trouble for it,â€ Mangual said.
â€œItâ€™s a recipe for a public safety disaster. It strikes me as troubling and I think it should trouble the whole city,â€ he stated further.
The leftist pipe dream memo from Rollins claims that instead of arresting people for crimes they commit, â€œschoolingâ€ or â€œjob trainingâ€ should be issued instead. But as sources note, these resources do not actually exist and would require massive amounts of funding.
Rollins must be taking a page from Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the rest of the far-left Democrats. Dreaming up exhaustively expensive policies based on imagination and â€œsocial justiceâ€ seems to have become some kind of rite of passage for liberal politicians.
Riddle me this, Rollins: Where is the justice for the victims of these crimes you are now refusing to arrest people for? Breaking and entering into a vacant property may not be inconvenientÂ to youÂ but for the person who actuallyÂ ownsÂ that property â€” itÂ isÂ a big deal.
This is a flaming red flag thatÂ socialism is on the horizon: Anyone whoâ€™s reaped the benefits of capitalism is now being set-up to become a victim of socialism.
Republished from NewsTarget
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