Orange County, Calif. District Attorney Todd Spitzer stated Saturday that he is "outraged" after the state ordered the release of seven high-risk sex offenders from the county's jails over concerns they could contract coronavirus.
H/T: Fox News
“We've all been told that during the pandemic we needed to release people early, you know, with less than 30 days on their sentence and things like that because of the underlying health pandemic and the fact that we needed to exercise social distancing within the custodial facilities,” Spitzer remarked.
“However, as you know, in the United States today there is a social justice agenda to end bail for those who are incarcerated and this has gone too far.
“In other words, in Orange County, our jails now are down by 45 percent in terms of their capacity. Our sheriff has indicated he has no overcrowding problem at all. So, why do our magistrates- in this case, one court commissioner -- continue to release people early?”
This is insane! It's CONTROLLED CHAOS! Thousands of criminals will be released. I am all for releasing someone who isn't a threat but listed to what District Attorney Spitzer says in this 4 min clip: https://t.co/hN7Y8aCYPH— Divine Activism (@NoDivideAmongUs) May 3, 2020
Please see below for my statement clarifying information that was reported inaccurately. pic.twitter.com/spuD5N3ixg— OC Sheriff Don Barnes (@OCSheriffBarnes) April 29, 2020
7 high-risk sex offenders released from Orange County jails; DA's office issues community warning https://t.co/zA8ScLcgQD— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 30, 2020
In California, you can get arrested if you:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 2, 2020
—Go to a beach
—Go to a park
—Go to a public gathering
You can even get arrested if misgender someone!
...But if you’re a high-level sex offender—you get released from prison
Just like the 7 who Gavin Newsom released Wednesday
Seven Orange County inmates who were deemed high-risk sex offenders were released early in April by a court commissioner — and one of them was rearrested Thursday, just two weeks after his release, according to police in Southern California. https://t.co/mJjiCEOrVM— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) May 1, 2020