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Thanks to the city’s lax attitude toward criminals, New York City has turned into a “Gangster’s Paradise” where criminals literally run free.

One such criminal, Takim Newson, allegedly shot a victim in the groin while trying to rob him at a bar in Queens on Valentine’s Day. But after being tracked down and finally apprehended earlier this month, he was released without bail, according to Fox News.

Now fast-forward to early this Friday morning, when the freed criminal suspect got himself involved in several additional crimes during and after a traffic stop in Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn.

“Officials say Takim Newsom, 32, was blocking traffic and had improperly tinted windows when police approached him on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville just before 4 a.m. Friday,” local station WABC reported.

But as an officer began speaking with Newsom, the suspect “suddenly threw his Mercedes Benz into reverse, dragging the officer as he sped away,” according to WABC.

The officer reportedly “sustained injuries to his arms and legs.”

Watch bodycam footage from the scene below (*Graphic content):

After successfully fleeing from the authorities, Newsom then reportedly went on a 12-hour crime binge.

“About 90 minutes later, Newson allegedly broke into a house nearly 15 miles away on Grassmere Terrace in Far Rockaway, where he smashed his way inside by breaking the lock on the door, sources said,” the New York Post reported.

“The ex-con and reputed member of the Edgemere Crew gang allegedly threatened a 66-year-old woman by pretending he had a gun in his pocket but left without taking anything after the cops tracked him there, sources said.”

He then reportedly “made his way on foot to nearby Beach 13th Street, where he allegedly stole a green Jaguar S-Type sedan at around 5:30 a.m., sources said.”

He was finally apprehended around 3:00 pm Friday afternoon on Long Island, where his father reportedly lives, after the license plates of the Jaguar he’d stolen “triggered an electronic reader.”

As of Saturday morning, he was behind bars again, though only God knows for how long.

(Source: NYPD)

Newsom reportedly has an extensive criminal record.

“He has more than 20 prior arrests, including two incidents of shots fired at police in 2008 and 2011,” as reported by WABC.

Yet according to the Post, Newsom was released during his initial April 7th arraignment by a rookie Queens judge, Denise Johnson, who was elected into office last year.

When questioned by the Post about the criminal suspect’s post-release activities, a state court spokesperson defended Johnson by claiming that “the least restrictive form of bail as is required by the law, was supervised release.”

This is likely true, as demonstrated by the flurry of additional cases just like this one that have cropped up in the New York City area in the past year thanks to the city’s Democrat-crafted laws.

Despite Democrat politicians on the national and state level speaking out about anti-Asian hate crimes, their laws have allowed multiple perpetrators of such crimes to be released without bail.

Take Ricardo Hernandez, 34, a suspect who tried to shove an undercover Asian officer into a Queens subway track last weekend. Despite the severity of his crime, one that triggered three hate-crime charges against him, he was released without bail within 24 hours thanks once again to the city’s lax laws.

“At Hernandez’s arraignment over the attempted push onto the tracks, Queens Supreme Court Justice Louis Nock said the state’s bail-reform measures barred him from holding Hernandez in jail,” the New York Post reported.

“My hands are tied because under the new bail rules, I have absolutely no authority or power to set bail on this defendant for this alleged offense,” the judge reportedly said.

Like Newsom, it appears Hernandez is also a longtime criminal.

“A police source said Hernandez was previously arrested for possession of a controlled substance in 2019 and turnstile jumping in 2016 and 2017 and has nine other sealed arrests on his record,” according to the Post.

All this comes as Democrats in the U.S. Senate passed an ostensible anti-Asian hate crime bill this week. Yet none of these Democrats have spoken out about Hernandez’s release. Moreover, these same Democrats rejected an amendment from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would have put a halt to anti-Asian discrimination.

It seems like, no matter what the issue, Democrats’ rhetoric never matches their actions.

They say they care about anti-Asian crimes, yet their own policies allow the perpetrators of anti-Asian crimes to run free.

They say they care about anti-Asian hate and discrimination, yet they stubbornly refuse to stop the racist practice of affirmative action.

And they say they care about minorities, yet they allow dangerous criminals to run free and wreak havoc in minority neighborhoods.

According to Cruz, it’s as if the “Democrat Party has decided violence can benefit them politically.”

So long as it’s coupled with just the right amount of virtue-signaling, that is …

Vivek Saxena

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