Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden continue to push a "justice reform" agenda that seeks to eliminate the cash bail system that keeps many minority criminals in jail while awaiting trial.
On the surface this would seem reasonable, many low level misdemeanor cases require posting of a cash bail for none violent offenses, but extending this thinking to all minority cases just because of economic status is insane.
Once again Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden has released a violent offender to the streets of Charlotte on a promise to be a good boy and return to court.
Released to continue his terror of the citizens of Charlotte even after 7 arrests and 18 Charges over 6 months including:
ROBBERY WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON
LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTER
BREAKING AND OR ENTERING (F)
CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON - GUN (M)
FALSE FIRE ALARM
POSSESS STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE
INJURY TO PERSONAL PROPERTY
Bonus Points for factious information to law enforcement (Elijah Ahmed Turay)
Cedar's Take: Someone should ask Sheriff McFadden how many inmates are in his jail booked under bogus identities yet same DOB and Last Name.
So that makes 8 arrests, over six months and who knows what other arrests and charges are out there under additional factious names and identities.
The system is broken releasing violent repeat offenders with nothing more than some ankle bling is nuts!
This Mofo should be under the jail not out on a promise to appear and electronic monitoring.
The bottom line - anyone convicted of a crime where a firearm is in their possession should have their freedom permanently revoked, I don't care if they are 17 or 71 it should be game over. More than 3/4ths of the homicides committed this year are by felons with prior weapons charges. Removing these thugs once and for all from our streets will stem the blood shed far faster than the group hugs prescribed by Garry McFadden and Kerr Putney.