Washington Post: Hey, We Need To Release The Violent Offenders From Prison Due To Bat Soup Virus

These people love their mission creep. They wanted to release prisoners because of bat soup virus, failing to realize that maybe the prisons should just be isolated. Some have released low level prisoners. But now they want violent criminals let go. While at the same time wanting to grab guns

Freeing inmates won’t thwart the virus if we exclude those locked up for violence

When a woman accused of trying to kill someone with a poisoned cheesecake appeared on a list of Rikers Island prisoners to be freed because of coronavirus risks, New York’s district attorneys banded together to strike her name. They also struck the names of two men charged in an armed robbery during which a police detective was killed by friendly fire. The pandemic poses an outsize threat to the nation’s jails and prisons, where confined populations can’t take the recommended precautions and often lack access to such basics as soap and hand sanitizer — sometimes even running water. Federal and state authorities, as a result, have begun to release thousands of inmates.

The focus, however, has been on low-level offenders. “There are some at-risk inmates who are non-violent and pose minimal likelihood of recidivism and who might be safer serving their sentences in home confinement,” Attorney General William Barr wrote tepidly late last month in a memorandum to the Bureau of Prisons director. And in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that his state’s efforts “will be for those nonviolent offenses, and we will do it in a very systematic way.”

The debate over which prisoners to release early and what to do with them rarely considers those charged with or convicted of violent crimes, except to declare that they should stay behind bars. “I have no interest — and I want to make this crystal clear — in releasing violent criminals from our system,” Newsom said. Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, meanwhile, proposed a furlough policy that excluded, among others, anyone with a current or even prior conviction for a violent crime.

Nice to see that Newsom isn’t a total idiot. Unless they are illegal aliens. I bet he might consider releasing them.

Such refusal to think about crimes of violence is, unfortunately, to be expected. Even a decade into a sustained push to reform the way this country deals with crime, serious conversations about how we handle violence remain almost impossible. For example, late last year, when Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky pardoned or commuted the sentences of hundreds of prisoners just before he left office, outrage followed; some of those prisoners had been convicted of murder and rape. Two prosecutor associations in Kentucky released a statement denouncing the releases as “arbitrary, callous,” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called them “completely inappropriate,” considering that they included “people who were incarcerated as a result of heinous crimes.” Days later, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons refused the petitions of 15 prisoners, some elderly, who were serving life sentences for violent crimes. These decisions, conversely and tellingly, were met largely with silence.

That’s because they committed violent crimes.

The attitude those incidents reveal — that people convicted of violent crimes are in a special category that deserves less compassion and harsher treatment — ignores the math, misunderstands human behavior and, perhaps most important, reflects a poor moral choice. Our draconian approach toward violent crime rests on viewing certain people, and certain groups of people, as not fully human. This has always been a pressing concern in criminal justice reform; during the pandemic, it is a matter of life and death.

Obviously, the long, long piece makes the case that these violent offenders should be let out, because Reasons. Raaaaacism creeps in, as you’d expect. And the author thinks it is worth the risk to release violent criminals who were convicted of violent crimes.

Yet these same people continue to want to disarm Americans and to limit their ability to protect themselves. We’ve seen the attempts, some successful, to close gun stores, close shooting ranges, refuse to allow new gun permits, and such

VA Governor Signs Universal Background Checks, Gun Rationing Bill

Governor Ralph Northam (D) signed legislation Saturday creating universal background checks in Virginia and limiting law-abiding Virginians to one handgun purchase per month.

Northam’s office announced his signature on Senate Bill 70 / House Bill 2, creating the universal checks and thereby outlawing private gun sales.

He signed Senate Bill 69 / House Bill 812 resurrecting Virginia’s “one-handgun-a-month rule to help curtail stockpiling of firearms and trafficking.”

Northam used a tweet to refer to these gun controls as “commonsense gun safety measures,” but he did not mention that they would not have prevented the May 31, 2019 Virginia Beach shooting that he used as an impetus for gun control.

He also signed other controls into law, including requirements that gun owners report stolen firearms within 48 hours of the theft or face “civil penalty.” This puts the onus for a gun theft on the gun owner, rather than the individual who stole the firearm.

How many guns does a person really need? Personally, I do not need more than my two, a .22 for plinking and 9mm for “you made a bad mistake breaking into my home/trying to jack me while traveling.” Though, if I ever get around to getting my concealed carry, I’ll get something with power that’s compact. It’s better to know your firearm well, right? But, if other people think they want more, that’s their business. Does someone really need 5+ motorcycles? Lots of cars? A casual guitar player more than a 3 or 4? Lots of houses? Doesn’t matter, that is their choice. And firearms are a Constitutional Right.

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15 Responses to “Washington Post: Hey, We Need To Release The Violent Offenders From Prison Due To Bat Soup Virus”

  1. John says:

    Teach don’t you think it is about time to stop using a cartoonish name on a epidemic that had killed over 20,000 Americans ?
    I consider that to be offensive to all the victims and their families
    If your parents died from that would you want to read someone making jokes about it ?

    • formwiz says:

      Don’t you think it’s time to stop the faux sanctimony over a flu that’s caused the deaths of far less than 20,000 Americans.

      I consider that to be offensive to all the victims and their families

      Who cares?

      If your parents died from that would you want to read someone making jokes about it ?

      Only if they were a Commie like you.

    • Jl says:

      “I consider that to be offensive to all the victims and their families…”. Really? What I consider offensive is that China somehow let this virus escape to the world. Worried about what it’s called isn’t even on the list.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Only a Covidiot would call SARS-CoV-2 the Bat Soup Virus, the Chinese Virus, etc.

    TEACH, don’t be a covidiot. Why are all covidiots also connies?

    Connies siphon intelligence from everything they touch.

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      Only a 50 center would defend CHINA against calling this the Chinese Virus.

      The Chinese pay people 50 cents to defend them on the internet. Great Job Elwood. Cha….ching goes his post count on Easter day. You know Communists are atheists right? You check all the boxes.

      50 Center.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:


        One doesn’t need to be Chinese or work for China to criticize Teach. Or tRump.

        Don’t be a covidiot.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          Oh look, little sissybitch thinks he’s made up a cute
          new insult.
          Bless his little heart.

          Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        • KlemDadidlehopper says:

          50 more cents Elwood. I know thats peanuts compared to the technology you pass to the Chinese communist party but hey. 50 cents is 50 cents right. Thats about what your posts are worth.

  3. Kye says:

    “I consider that to be offensive to all the victims and their families”

    Good, that’s exactly what Teach was aiming for. Mission accomplished!

    You leftists get all virtuous and sanctimonious about bullshit like what the Red Chinese Virus is called but what do you ACTUALLY do to help anybody? Nothin’!

    For the last three weeks we’ve been coordinating efforts between neighbors, family and friends to help people who actually need help. What have you and all your leftist organizations done besides criticize and undermine the efforts of patriotic Americans?

    Any sign of black Lives Matter, CAIR, The Black Panthewrs, the NAACP, CPUSA, Antifa or any leftist group setting up emergency hospitals or volunteering for anything in this crisis? No? Well, those hated Christians an deplorable Republicans have set up several tent hospitals and are volunteering all over America to help the poor, feed the elderly and provide transportation to those who need to visit doctors but can’t get there. Hell, in Democommie run cities like LA those nasty conservatives have been helping to get clean food and water to those tent people created by leftist policies.


    Get off your high horse and DO something then you can bitch about all the stupid shit you want. And BTW, I would hope “victims and their families” were more interested in the truth about where this virus came from and the way the media and leftists tried like hell to cover it up!

    Trump 2020 If you’re “triggered” by a word you’re a pussy.

    Which is worse John using a name you don’t like or Cooking The Books on the truth about Kung-Foo-Flu?


    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      Are you triggered by words? White nationalist? Authoritarian? Heartless Republicans? Legal abortion? Obama?

      • Kye says:

        No Elwood, I’m not “triggered” by anything. Like you. I believe we both respond to things we disagree with but we are not “triggered”. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  4. Kye says:

    And you siphon Freedom from everything you clowns touch.

    Now we get to see your idea of America come Glorious Next Tuesday, comrade!

    Unlike the invisible Chinese virus hunting us surreptitiously, this overbearing application of government force is right out in the open for all to see. The more unscrupulous Democrat mayors openly brag about shutting down private businesses, banning gun ownership, and ripping congregants from church pews. They’re closing every house of worship in sight (except mosques who refuse to comply) until their constituents learn to supplicate at the steps of City Hall and nowhere else!

    Democrats are always gravely warning about creeping fascism from others, but they insist we ignore the rank smell of authoritarianism emanating from their every local executive order. Lone drivers are pulled over for no other reason than to remind the riffraff that they are powerless before their local lords; neighbors are enticed by official favor and bounty to SNITCH on isolated joggers running through their streets and report to the stasi; married nonagenarians are forcibly separated “for their own good.” Only the Democrats could follow the examples of Boko Haram and the Chinese Communist Party in taking advantage of human misery for their own gain.

    There is no need to imagine the historical totalitarianism of the ’30s and ’40s when it is now bursting forth before us with a vulture’s plumage for all to see. And for that, I am thankful.

    I’m glad that America can finally see what the Democrats have in store for us should they reclaim total executive and legislative power. They’ve always benefited tremendously by promising utopia without having to describe the attendant mass control by the State in any detail. Americans can finally see what life will be like under the Green New Deal while chasing that other invisible, elusive menace: the weather.

    It is as one anti-fracking Greenie declared online: “We now see the ‘glorious vision’ of a world free of fossil fuels.” Except the Green New Deal requires TWENTY TIMES the effort and sacrifice and many more orders of magnitude in national debt to finally free ourselves of the dastardly hydrocarbons they abhor. Imagine the bliss we will discover from our future of permanent social lockdown.

    All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. Right Elwood?

    Trump 2020 Don’t turn America into permanent leftist lock down.

  5. david7134 says:

    It is actually against the law to have a kitchen garden. We can thank FDR for that and it even went to the Supreme.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      What do you mean it’s against the law to have a kitchen garden thanks to FDR? A kitchen garden is small garden typically convenient to the backdoor.

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