Ralph Northam, the blackface/white hoodie-wearing Governor of Virginia has used the Coronavirus pandemic to decreased its overall jail population by 17 percent under his new liberal Democrat state guidelines.
According to a statement released by Governor Ralph Northam on Friday, collaborative efforts across the commonwealth to release non-dangerous low-level offenders from local and regional jails have worked.
Of course, I have a feeling that Liberal Democrat Ralph Northam’s definition of “non-dangerous low-level offenders” varies greatly with my Conservative views.
“We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency, which has required us to work collaboratively to develop unique solutions.
Criminal justice stakeholders across the Commonwealth are using the tools available to them to decrease our jail population and address this crisis responsibly, humanely, and deliberately.
This is exactly the type of cooperation we need, and I commend our public safety officials and urge them to continue these important efforts.”
Like all good Democrats, Governors Ralph Northam ‘won’t let a good crisis go to waste.’
On March 19, Gov. Northam issued guidance for local criminal justice officials, calling for them to consider measures to reduce new jail intakes and reduce the current populations of jails, many of which, around the state, are overcrowded.
What Ralph Northam doesn’t say is while he’s locking away law-abiding Virginians with his unconstitutional ‘Stay at Home’ Executive orders.
Northam’s allowing rapists, sex offenders, and child molesters to be eligible to get out of jail early under his Coronavirus prison reduction idiocy.
The Northam administration has called for the following steps to be implemented:
- Allowing sentence modifications that can reduce populations within the jails, as outlined in § 19.2-303 of the Code of Virginia.
- Diverting offenders from being admitted into jails prior to trial, including the use of summonses by law enforcement in lieu of arrest pursuant to § 19.2-74 of the Code of Virginia, and use of local pretrial programs as available and with consideration to local capacity.
- Considering ways to decrease the number of low-risk offenders being held without bail in jails.
- Utilizing alternative solutions to incarceration such as home electronic monitoring, pursuant to § 53.1-131.2 of the Code of Virginia.
Ralph Northam’s idea of “non-dangerous low-level offenders” is far different than a majority of America.
Under § 19.2-303 of the Code of Virginia, here are some of the crimes Ralph Northam claims are “non-dangerous low-level offenders” were convicted of, but will now be eligible for released under Notham’s Coronavirus prison reduction plan:
- 18.2-48. Abduction with intent to extort money or for immoral purpose.
- 18.2-61. Rape.
- 18.2-63. Carnal knowledge of child between thirteen and fifteen years of age.
- 18.2-67.1. Forcible sodomy.
- 18.2-67.2. Object sexual penetration; penalty.
- 18.2-67.3. Aggravated sexual battery; penalty.
- 18.2-370. Taking indecent liberties with children; penalties.
- 18.2-370.1. Taking indecent liberties with child by person in custodial or supervisory relationship; penalties.
Ralph Northam, or any liberal Democrats, please explain how any persons convicted of one of these heinous crimes could possibly be classified as “non-dangerous low-level offenders”?
Why Isn’t Gov. Ralph Northam Telling Virginian’s Whose Being Released, and What Crimes They Were Convicted Of?
On April 7, the jail population in the Commonwealth was 24,000, which is a 17 percent decrease from March 1.
Virginia has also seen a 67 percent decline in the number of new arrests for misdemeanors across the Commonwealth.
But no word about who was released. Which part of the state they were released into? And what crimes these released prisoners were convicted of?
Some prosecutors are raising objections to some of the proposed releases.
Kristen G. Zalenski, a county assistant commonwealth’s attorney, told Judge Alexander R. Iden that George Albert Slonaker II was too dangerous to release early.
Slonaker who is in prison for driving while intoxicated in 2018, had at least four drunk driving convictions since 2008, one of which resulted in the death of the other driver.
In 2010 Slonaker was convicted of drunk driving in West Virginia. That accident resulted in the death of the driver of the other vehicle, William L. Windle, and also injured his wife Linda Windle. At the time of the accident, Slonaker’s blood alcohol content was 0.2, more than twice the legal limit.
Gov. Northam has also proposed a budget amendment – that requires approval from the General Assembly when they convene April 22nd – to allow the Department of Corrections to release inmates who have less than a year left in their sentences and don’t pose a threat to themselves or others.
Again, It’s not hard to imagine that Northam’s definition of ‘doesn’t pose a threat,’ is far different than most Virginians.
As Ralph Northam has done, Liberal Progressive Democrats across America have been using the Coronavirus crisis as an excuse to push their leftist prison reform agenda.