The pro-crime policies pursued by leftists are based on this myth that going easy on criminals is good for black people. But it was black communities who first demanded a war on drugs and black people are more likely to want cops in their neighborhoods than white lefties.
Criminal justice reform and police defunding, a failure to patrol, arrest, and prosecute criminals hits black people hardest.
Now one black dad is speaking out about the difficult personal cost of Chesa Boudin’s pro-crime policies.
The father of slain 6-year-old Jace Young is lashing out against liberal San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s “broken” criminal justice system as his son’s convicted killer could serve less time in prison than the age of the boy who was shot to death.
When gunfire rang out on July 4, 2020, in San Francisco’s Bayview District as neighbors were outside for a fireworks show, bullets struck 6-year-old Jace Young, who was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.
Investigators quickly identified two of the assumed four gunmen, then-17-year-old Deshaune Lumpkin and 18-year-old James Harbor. But months would pass before Harbor was arrested on Jan. 6, and more time would go by before Lumpkin was apprehended on Aug.11 – over a year from when Young was killed.
But the slain boy’s father, Jason Young, said the guilty verdict was no victory and has left his family “devastated” because Boudin ran on the campaign promise of never allowing an offender who commits a crime when he or she is under 18 to be tried as an adult – no matter how heinous the offense might be.
Because he was tried as a juvenile, Lumpkin can only be held for a maximum of eight years until his 25th birthday. And despite the shooters only being months apart in age, Harbor, now 19, was tried as an adult and is potentially facing 50 years to life for Young’s death.
“I am so angry with Chesa Boudin right now. He makes San Francisco’s criminal justice system a complete joke,” the boy’s father said. “The killer of my 6-year-old son will likely serve less time than the age of my son because of Chesa’s campaign promise. Boudin’s campaign promises do not protect San Franciscans and ensure justice – they only allow criminals, and in this case, murderers, to return to the community.”
That is a big part of what’s fueling the massive crime in American cities. Jails were opened up, arrests turned into a revolving door series of escalating offenses, and career criminals and gang members felt empowered to do anything they wanted because no one could stop them.
Meanwhile Democrats keep blaming rising crime on the pandemic rather than on their pro-crime policies.
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