We’ve said for some time that the way many of our elected Democrats have been acting most recently seems to indicate that they’ve taken leave of their senses to the point that if it’s likely to put citizens in danger, or if it’s going to somehow discredit or shine a bad light on conservatives or most of all, this current president and his administration, they’re all-in.
A specific case-in-point just happened in Ohio’s second-most highly populated jurisdiction, Cuyahoga County, in which you’ll find the city of Clevland. Their response to the DTMNBN outbreak (the Disease That May Not Be Named…at least on certain social media platforms) is (IMO) one of the problems fostered by the blind hate they hold towards this president.
From the Western Journal:
Do you know what we need during a national emergency? More alleged criminals out on the streets.
This is apparently the lesson we’re supposed to take away from officials in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the jurisdiction in which the city of Cleveland is located. Ohio’s second-most populous county has decided to release hundreds of inmates from the Cuyahoga County jail over COVID-19 fears.
Here’s the thing — not a single person in the jail was known to be infected.
According to WJW-TV, judges on the Cuyahoga County Court were concerned that the virus might quickly spread in the facility.
“Judges held a special Saturday morning session to settle cases with guilty pleas, release inmates, send them to prison or release them on house arrest,” WJW reported.
According to CNN, more than 200 inmates were released from the jail out of a population of 1,970.
Cuyahoga County Jail works to release 300 defendants to reduce coronavirus risk https://t.co/V1JV06UNEy
— News 5 Cleveland (@WEWS) March 14, 2020
Almost any kind of inmate was up for release as well.
“You gotta remember, the goal of this is to protect the community and the safety of the inmates,” Sheehan said.
“If someone’s a serious violent person, well, we’re using our discretion to make sure the community’s safe also,” he said.
Sheehan also said he was making room for a possible quarantine.
“We are trying to make as much room as possible, so when this virus hits our jail, the jail can deal with these people, quarantine them and deal with it instead of letting them sit there and infect the whole entire jail,” he said.
So, what do you make of this scenario? I’d be interested to see the rap sheets of the inmates that were released. Are we really talking about hand-slap-level violators, or are we talking about ones who have committed more serious offenses? They don’t say a whole lot in this report.
They hint at the idea that they’ve screened the ones they let out to try to ensure the public’s safety, but they don’t spell it out very well. If they qualified as someone who might fit under the standards of the First Step Act, perhaps that’s workable, but we can’t know with any certainty without more clear disclosure. As for me, whenever a politician dances around a situation with evasive language, I want to dig a lot harder to find out the truth.