Less than 24 hours after his alleged actions led to the death of a mother of three, an illegal alien suspect waltzed out of a New York jail temporarily scot-free thanks to a bail reform bill signed into law by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year.
Amazingly, the law doesn’t even formally go into effect until Jan. 1. Yet the Stony Point Police Department released suspect Jorge Flores-Villalba, a 27-year-old illegal alien, anyway specifically because of the soon-to-be-active law.
“Logistically, it made sense to release the defendant at this time based on the new laws that go into effect Jan. 1,” Stone Point Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan said to WLNY in defense of the local police department’s stunning decision.
To those interested in finding Flores-Villalba, good luck.
To learn more about what happened, watch WLNY’s coverage below:
According to WLNY, on Christmas Eve a 35-year-old mother of three, Marie “Rosie” Osai, was struck and killed by an unlicensed driver who then fled the scene. That driver was, of course, Flores-Villalba.
“I was driving and I did strike a person. I didn’t call the police. I was afraid because I don’t have a license,” he reportedly later told investigators.
He was subsequently arraigned on Christmas Day but then released because of New York’s widely panned bail reform bill.
“Starting in January, judges across New York will have less discretion when a defendant first appears,” Spectrum News reported back in October.
“There’s no more cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony arrests. The list includes criminally negligent homicide and unlawful imprisonment. If you’re accused of one of those crimes you’ll be issued an appearance ticket. The expectation is you’ll go back to court for your next court date instead of possibly sitting and waiting in jail.”
Even if you’re an illegal alien who, besides committing either a misdemeanor or “nonviolent” felony, has flagrantly violated America’s immigration laws.
To see a more comprehensive list of the crimes that are included, read the Facebook posts below that were published by local police associations:
As of January 1st – the list of laws one WONT get held on bail for in New York!!
(Which basically means that the police…
Posted by Oneida City Police Benevolent Association – PBA on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Are you aware of the new New York State Bail Reform law that begins on January 1st, that effectively eliminates bail for…
Posted by New Rochelle Police Benevolent Association on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Like one angry local wrote as a comment on the first post, “So you can still be taken to jail for driving without a license but not for killing someone with your car? Got it.”
Osai’s friends and family are struggling to comprehend what’s happened.
“We’re all here devastated. Her family is devastated, and this man on Christmas Day goes home and spends it with his family,” friend Irene Secone said to WLNY.
Of course, that’s assuming he hasn’t fled the area in hopes of starting fresh in one of New York’s many Democrat-approved sanctuary cities.
“To walk into a courtroom the next day and walk out with no bail and ‘I’ll see you in another week,’ it just isn’t right,” she added.
Despite defending his local police department, even Monaghan conceded that the law is bunk.
“Everybody I’ve spoken to, once they’re aware what took place with this bail, they’re outraged,” he said.
What’s known about Osai is that she was an immigrant herself — a legal one from Haiti. She was also the mother of three children.
In defending their bail reform measures, Democrats have argued that bail policies are unfair and cruel to minorities. What about Osai and her family? They’re minorities, are they not? Do their feelings and concerns not matter?
As if what’s already happening isn’t bad enough, when the bail reform measures officially become active in January, suspects will also be granted the right to inspect their own crime scenes, according to reports.
“Beginning this January, defendants will have the option to file a motion with the court requesting that they be allowed to return to the scene of the crime, wherever that may be,” New York station WRGB has confirmed.
Learn more below:
But what would happen if someone burglarized your home and then demanded to investigate the “scene of the crime,” but you ultimately refused?
According to Lt. Steven Stockdale with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, YOU would be in trouble.
“They [as in you] could be facing a charge of criminal contempt by not allowing an offender to return to the scene of the crime,” he told the station. “It’s going to be tough to explain, and we’re going to have to deal with the stress, and the anger, and frustration that comes from that.”
And all thanks to New York Democrats and their perpetually irrational desire to cater to the interests of society’s most foul reprobates, be it criminal suspects, illegal aliens and even convicted child murderers & rapists.
The latter was demonstrated when Democrats came out in full force over the summer after Attorney General Bill Barr scheduled “the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murdering, and in some cases torturing and raping, the most vulnerable in our society—children and the elderly.”
Since 1973, over 160 individuals in this country have been sentenced to death and were later exonerated. Because we can’t ensure that we get these cases right every time, we must eliminate the death penalty. https://t.co/o9LQHWwmt7
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 25, 2019
Justice is not equally distributed in our country. Too often, race and geography determine who lives and who dies. We should be joining the ranks of modern nations and abolishing the death penalty—not expanding its reach. https://t.co/xYnwORQTAB
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 25, 2019
Another huge misstep by the Trump Administration. Their leadership on what it means to be an American couldn’t be more misguided. Mr. Barr is a national disgrace.https://t.co/0Cl6lhaav6
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) July 25, 2019
Our governments have not been able to get to the truth consistently enough to have the right to take a life. I’ve always opposed the death penalty and this time is no different.
The Trump administration should leave the death penalty in the past where it belongs. https://t.co/0Li9FOgc0x
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 25, 2019
This morning, the Department of Justice announced they would resume capital punishment. Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. Too many innocent people have been put to death. We need a national moratorium on the death penalty, not a resurrection.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 25, 2019
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