As More NY Prisoners Are Released, Victims' Families Are Taking Matters into Their Own Hands

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Posted: May 11, 2020 11:20 AM
As More NY Prisoners Are Released, Victims' Families Are Taking Matters into Their Own Hands

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New York's disastrous criminal justice system has done it again. This weekend, the New York parole board released from custody a bookkeeper who murdered a 21-year-old young woman who refused his sexual advances in 1983.

“I am writing to advise you that above named inmate [Bruce Haims] was granted a release decision when he met with the Parole Board,’’ Janet Kouplash, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s director of victim assistance, wrote to the victim's family.

Haims will be released later this month.

Now, as officials release the man who killed her little sister Pamela, Lisa Sharon is taking matters into her own hands.

“I’ve always been a gun-control advocate," Sharon told The New York Post. "But if the state of New York refuses to protect me and my family from a vicious murderer, we’re left with no choice but to protect ourselves. I am therefore applying for a gun license."

The state has made a series of dangerous decisions regarding the prison system recently. The Democrats' bail reform mandates that criminals don't have to post bail if their crime was nonviolent, which meant that career subway thieves get to go scot free. "Bail reform is lit!" one New York City career criminal Charles Barry yelled at authorities as he was released. 

And Mayor Bill de Blasio released 1,500 prisoners from jail in order to prevent a coronavirus outbreak behind bars. And he was outraged and shocked when some of those prisoners went ahead and committed more crimes.

“I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done,” the mayor reacted.

I can't imagine why New Yorkers don't feel safe.

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