Seven sex offenders considered “high risk” have been released to the general public in Orange County, CA according to the District Attorney. California authorities, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) have opened up prisons to ease overcrowding. COVID-19 is the stated reason. There’s an agenda going on when officials are saying one thing and doing another. Some served just days instead of six months as required by law.
Court Commissioner Joseph Dane has authorized the release of seven high risk sex offenders who have a high probability of violating parole. Crimes included child molestation and sexual battery of a child.
It seems state law determined their release, even for high risk
ABC7news reported that Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes doesn’t think they should be released. “These inmates were released by court order, and are not in any way connected to the measures I have taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County Jail,” Barnes said on Wednesday, “We have responsibly created the capacity needed in the jail to house sex offenders and other dangerous criminals. I oppose efforts that excuse criminal behavior and jeopardize the safety of our community.”
Fox10Phoenix revealed Barnes also thought these inmates were at risk to contract COVID-19 as well as to re offend. “At this time, Sheriff Don Barnes is limiting releases to low-level offenders with less than 10 days remaining on their sentence and inmates who are medically vulnerable as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Public Health Officer. Violent offenders and those who pose a risk to the community will not be released early.”
There were already measures in place to deal with overcrowding and quarantine.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is against their release. He also indicates the court commissioner needs to be fired. “These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend. They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break,” Spitzer explained in a news release. “As a state legislator, I was the author and founder of the State of California Sex Offender Management Board and the author of Megan’s Law on the Internet, which allows the public to see where these sex offenders are so that they can protect themselves and their families. It is not the Court’s responsibility to control the jail population by releasing these dangerous criminals back into our communities. The residents of Orange County deserve to have the peace of mind that registered sex offenders are being held accountable and not just let out the front door of a jail by a court commissioner who refuses to follow the law.”
So is there or isn’t there a law?
Who authorized the court commissioner to release these inmates, especially high risk? It’s Democrat controlled. Somebody did somebody a favor or got their wallet padded somewhere.
It used to be in prison those who hurt children in this manner were on the lowest rung of the hierarchy. Prison guards would look the other way when prison justice happened. COVID-19 could have conceivably been that prison justice. Instead, those high risk offenders will need to watch their backs outside prison. Others aren’t scared to exact justice where government officials refuse.