Pro-crime policies work. They work reliably, beautifully, and consistently.
If you stop arresting and prosecuting criminals, you get more crime. If you free criminals, they will commit more crimes. It’s a common-sense reality so basic that you have to be a leftist or libertarian ideologue to fail to understand it. Those were the radicals who championed the destructive criminal justice reform policies which wrecked the nation’s major cities. And they’re still in denial about it.
Meanwhile here’s the cold statistical reality.
Roughly half of people charged with crimes and released from jail before their trials in San Francisco in recent years failed to show up for court, and a similar share were accused of committing a new crime while free, a new study found.
More than 1 in 6 defendants allegedly committed a new violent offense, according to the findings from May 2016 to December 2019 published by the California Policy Lab, based at UC Berkeley and UCLA.
That’s the lede. But since this is being reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, it’s time to pretend that this is some sort of mystery while doling out huge doses of pro-crime Newspeak.
The factors behind the statistics are complex, experts and advocates said, and present challenges for the city’s effort to reduce the number of low-risk people in jail before they’re convicted of a crime and get them the support they may need to better their lives.
Free criminals, win more crime. All of this is complicated though and undermines the desire to free more criminals and get them the support they need to shoot their buddies on a street corner while at the same time a 6-year-old girl ends up as collateral damage.
The non-complex reality is that the movement to end bail has been absolutely disastrous and has led to a revolving door system. Pro-crime Soros prosecutors, like Chesa Boudin, have turned over entire cities to criminals by refusing to prosecute them. This is why crime now tops the pandemic on most people’s lists of concerns and why empty sociological verbiage, like the kind that the SF Chronicle tries to wrap and bury the story in is no longer working.