"Criminal Justice Reform" May Have Helped MS-13 Kill Homeless Witness

Criminal justice reform activists care. They care so very truly and deeply. About criminals. Murderers, rapists, and muggers.

And MS-13.

Just ask Speaker Nancy Pelosi, defender of the humanity of MS-13 members. MS-13 members and all criminals are the newest protected class. Which means none of us have any protection from them. Not if the pro-crime "criminal justice reform" lobby has its way.

A man found bludgeoned to death outside an abandoned home in New Cassel Sunday was killed after his identity as a victim and witness in a 2018 alleged MS-13 assault was revealed to the defense after prosecution evidence was turned over as part of the pre-trial discovery process.

But Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said at a news conference in Mineola that he blamed a new law that affects the discovery process, part of the controversial new criminal justice reforms that include the prohibition of cash bail in non-violent cases. 

"The system failed; the system failed," said Ryder, who said major crime in Nassau is up 5 percent this year. "This man's dead because we didn't do enough...This law is not helping us."

No, it's helping MS-13. And all criminals. As it was designed to.

“In October 2018, Wilmer Maldonado intervened when two boys were allegedly threatened by MS-13 members and he was senselessly attacked, struck with a bat in the head and suffered multiple stab wounds. This courageous man was prepared to testify against his alleged assailants at an upcoming trial, but he was brutally beaten to death before he could. The prosecution protected this victim’s identity by obtaining a protective order in December of 2018, but his identity was disclosed pursuant to a judge’s order in December 2019. This case underscores the importance of safeguarding the identities of witnesses and victims of crime and our hearts are with Mr. Maldonado’s family and friends as we grieve his loss. We will bring everyone associated with this horrific murder to justice.” 

Not if the pro-crime lobby has anything to say about it.

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