Horowitz: 'I got nothing to lose': Career criminal released without bail after shoving Asian cop onto NY subway platform

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Anti-white and anti-Asian hate is strong among violent street criminals. Yet with more career criminals going undeterred and then released without bail, we will see a lot more of these violent attacks in the coming months. Those are the true public safety concerns that nobody wants to discuss, but they are exponentially more common than white supremacist attacks or police mistakes. Where is our version of Black Lives Matter to make our voices heard?

“That's why you people are getting beat up,” yelled Ricardo Hernandez as he allegedly shoved an undercover Asian cop onto a New York subway platform. “I got nothing to lose.”

“I will f*** you up!” Hernandez added, according to cops. “This is my house.”

That incident occurred Saturday in Queens. The suspect was out without posting bail on Sunday, despite having 12 prior arrests. That, in a nutshell, exemplifies the undeterred crime going on in America's major cities, with the career criminals fully aware of the fact that law and order are absent from our justice system. It's also occurring while Trump supporters are being held without bail for charges of trespassing public grounds and with no prior arrests. Welcome to BLM's America.

According to the New York Post, Queens Supreme Court Justice Louis Nock, who was forced to release Hernandez, lamented, “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.”

Under New York's bail law passed in 2019, if the crime committed by the suspect is not eligible for bail, the judge cannot require it even if he had prior arrests for high-level crimes.

Putting the criminal justice problems aside for a moment, it's interesting that most of the media have stopped focusing on anti-Asian violence because they realized that almost all the attacks are committed by non-whites. The street hunting for Asians is so bad that last week in Los Angeles, a Mexican-American grandmother was severely beaten by a criminal who thought she was Asian.

On April 9, another undercover Asian NYPD officer was verbally assaulted when suspect Juvian Rodriguez told him to “go back to China before you end up in a graveyard” and allegedly threatened to “slap the holy piss” out of him and stab in him the face.

You can't blame these criminals for exhibiting no fear of the justice system. It's not just the new bail law that is springing some of the worst criminals from jail. Even when criminals are eligible to be held on bail, such as gang member Takim Newson, who was recently arrested for shooting someone in the groin, liberal judges spring them without bail. Newson had 20 prior arrests including charges of shooting at the police and stabbing someone. The prosecutor argued that he should be held without bail, and even the defense attorney asked for $50,000 bail. But Judge Denise Johnson, a rookie judge in Queens, released him without any bail!

The entire lie of “criminal justice reform” began with the trope about releasing “low-level, nonviolent, first-time” offenders. That has rapidly transformed into high-level, repeat violent offenders. States like New York and California are now paroling a number of “elderly” prisoners convicted of murder. Just last week, KTTV-TV reported that one such parolee in California, Eddie Allen Harris, had been charged with murder just weeks after his probation ended. Harris, 67, had been convicted of murdering a woman in Los Angeles County in 1982. He was paroled in 2018 under California's “compassionate” release program, and the terms of his probation ended just weeks before he allegedly stabbed another woman to death. California is now releasing murderers who are 50 years old, 17 years younger than Harris.

Yet despite the greatest surge in crime in a generation, how many Republicans are more focused on criminal punishment reform than on “police reform?” I see no effort to focus on deterring criminals like there was in the early 1990s. The only one I can name is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). The Florida state legislature just passed his anti-crime/rioting bill, which would toughen penalties on those who commit violence in groups against police and destroy public property, as well as protecting the rights of the citizen to defend themselves against the mob.

Until more politicians focus a greater share of their time and energy on deterring violent criminals rather than deterring the police, murder and mayhem will continue to dominate our streets. We don't have an epidemic of gun violence; we have an epidemic of criminal justice “reform.”

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