The "hug a thug" mentality of Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and other elected judges and officials continues to enable violent felons to commit violent crimes on Charlotte streets.
From the Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested three teens accused of robbing and shooting another teenager during a suspected “drug transaction.”
On Saturday afternoon, officers responded to a report of a shooting near the 800 block of Scaleybark Road.
Police discovered a 17-year-old inside an apartment who “had been struck in the head by a blunt object and was also shot in the shoulder,” according to a news release Monday from CMPD.
The teen was taken to a hospital. Police used GPS-tracking from an electronic monitoring device, sometimes referred to as an ankle bracelet, to find one of the suspects who has been charged.
Amed Lino, 19, was arrested by CMPD after officers stopped a car he was riding in on South Tryon Street, police say.
Lino initially ran from officers but he was arrested soon after, according to police.
There were two other people in the car and officers say they found narcotics, cash and a stolen firearm inside.
Lino has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer, according to CMPD.
Jose Reyes, 19, and a 17-year-old, who is being tried as a juvenile and whose name was not released, were also arrested in connection with the robbery inside the apartment, officials said in a news release.
Reyes has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to sale/deliver marijuana, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer.
Every time Joes Reyes is arrested he's released with an EMD that he promptly removes. So far he's been charged with removing the device 4 times in the past 2 years.
Reyes like Lino is no stranger to CMPD and the Mecklenburg courts both have numerous weapons charges, yet our liberal cesspool of magistrates and judges continue to release these violent felons back on to our streets. Despite his arrest record Reyes has yet to be convicted on any crimes.
The same is true for Lino, 9 arrests, dozens of charges and yet not one conviction.
Neither of these violent felons should have been on the streets of Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg elected officials are failing the citizens of this city, by failing to provide the most in the most basic of public services, to keep us safe from violent felons.