Pro-crime policies are horrible and evil. They take the lives of the innocent while privileging the guilty.
Various efforts to bypass bail and to free criminals to protect them from the coronavirus are racking up a horrifying toll. Here’s the latest human atrocity brought about by the coronavirus jailbreaks.
Ibrahim E. Bouaichi, 33, of Greenbelt had been indicted on charges of rape, strangulation and abduction after Karla Dominguez, a native of Venezuela, told cops in Alexandria, Va., that he sexually assaulted her in October, the Washington Post said.
Bouaichi turned himself in 11 days later, and a judge ordered him held without bond. Then, despite objections by an Alexandria prosecutor, lawyers for the man, who was charged with six felonies, successfully argued on April 9 that he be released on $25,000 bond – with a condition that he only leave his Maryland residence to meet with lawyers or pretrial-services officials, the newspaper said.
In their motion requesting bond, Bouaichi’s lawyers had argued that it was “impossible’ to provide their client with adequate social-distancing and other safety measures amid COVID-19 while behind bars, according to the report.
Less than a month after Bouaichi’s release from the Alexandria jail, he was arrested May 8 for allegedly ramming a K-9 officer’s vehicle in Greenbelt, Md., where he lives with his parents, the Washington Post said.
He was charged with first-degree assault, harming a law-enforcement dog and other counts and released May 11, Maryland court records show.
That’s right. He rammed a cop car and was freed.
But Bouaichi remained free — and July 29, he returned to Dominguez’s apartment building and fatally shot her, police said.
Police described Bouaichi as being “middle-eastern”. His first name makes it highly likely that he’s Muslim. His middle name is El-Khalil.
Meanwhile his lawyers claimed that keeping him locked up would endanger them.
The lawyers, Manuel Leiva and Frank Salvato, also noted the risk for themselves in the jail, saying that lawyers seeking a contact visit would “also expose themselves to contaminated air and surfaces.”
Good thing they dodged that grave threat.
The lawyers said they “were looking forward to trial. Unfortunately, the pandemic continued the trial date by several months and we didn’t get the chance to put forth our case.”
I’m sure the new case will be much more awesome.
Bouaichi was charged with six felonies — rape, sodomy, strangulation, abduction, burglary and malicious wounding…
Circuit Court Judge Nolan Dawkins released Bouaichi on the condition that he only leave his Maryland home to meet with his lawyers or pretrial services officials.
Here’s a little more about the personage of Judge Dawkins.
The Honorable Judge Nolan B. Dawkins attended Parker-Gray High School until 1963 and is listed among the first African Americans to integrate George Washington High School. Judge Dawkins graduated from George Washington High School in 1965. He served as the chief judge for Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He became Alexandria’s first African American Circuit Court Judge in 2000.
I’m sure they’ll name something after him.
I write today about the matter of renaming T.C. Williams High School. Our high school should be renamed and the rationale for such a change should not be up for debate. Flatly, the name must be changed.
In searching for a new name, we should focus on recognizing someone in our community who embodies both character and integrity and someone who has served our community through years of dedicated commitment and humility. I believe such a person is Judge Nolan Dawkins who recently retired from the bench of the Alexandria Circuit Court.
He is a “trailblazer”.
People in Old Town Alexandria held a big celebration Friday for the retirement of the city’s first Black judge. After serving on the bench for nearly three decades, Judge Nolan Dawkins hung up his robe.
Well-wishers gathered outside the courthouse and sheriff’s deputies led a 60-car parade down Pitt Street to surprise Dawkins as he made his final goodbyes.
Dawkins grew up in the community he served and said he saw the people in his court first as humans
Karla Dominguez could not be reached for comment.