Dem Lawmaker Finally Admits The Dangerous Byproduct of Reduced Sentencing

In the past few weeks, in unrelated incidents, criminals shot and killed two Republican Council members from New Jersey. And most recently, a man physically assaulted Democrat Representative Angie Craig in the elevator of her Capital City apartment complex. Craig is going to be okay, but the incident has her abandoning her party's extremely dangerous reduced sentencing platform.

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Criminal Justice Reform —

It's not a secret that over the past several years, primarily Democratic lawmakers have pushed to reform several facets of the criminal justice system. Several cities drastically cut funding for police departments, which devastated staffing and drastically increased response times. These politicians pushed bail reform laws that immediately released criminals back onto the street, only with a promise to appear in court.

If that isn't enough, the madness continued when many localities decriminalized all kinds of property and drug crimes. Activist district attorneys used their discretion and decided not to charge certain criminals all together, giving them a free pass to offend again, and again.

If a politician cared about the people he represented, he couldn't possibly support any of this. And yet so many did in the name of reform. And if that wasn't enough, these same geniuses passed laws which reduced the sentencing of criminals.

Anyone with a basic understanding of the world could foresee what would result from these policies, a crazy increase in crime. And that's exactly what happened.

The Result of Terrible Laws—

For quite some time, lawmakers and media outlets have denied any correlation between these terrible policies and crime surges. But these lies and gaslighting can only go on for so long.

Not surprisingly, Rep. Craig's attacker had a substantial criminal history, which included 12 previous arrests for assault. Being a victim changed her perspective, and to her credit, Craig recognized the reason her attacker was on the street, reduced sentencing. In an interview with CBS News, she said:

I was assault No. 13 on his record, and I’m gonna do everything in my power to make sure there’s not a 14, a 15, a 20.

If you throw somebody in jail for 10 days and think, ‘There’s your punishment, and we’re gonna let you right back on the street,’ what the hell do you think’s gonna happen? — Representative Craig

Experiencing crime first-hand can have a powerful impact on our perception of personal safety, so it's not surprising Craig has shifted her view on this topic.

Check out this exchange between hosts Gayle King and Tony Dokoupil while covering the story on “CBS Mornings”:

King: …we’re now talking about” the issue of repeat offenders receiving lenient sentences because Craig is a member of Congress who was allegedly assaulted by a repeat offender, but people on the right have been discussing the issue for a while. I’m sorry she had to go through something like that, but on the other hand, because she is who she is, we’re now talking about it. But it’s terrifying what happened.”

Dokoupil: Very terrifying. People on the right have been talking about this for a long time.

King: Yes.

If you're not shocked that CBS new hosts broke from the standard talking points concerning crime, maybe this will. The New York Times reported that only hours after the attack, the GOP-led House voted 250-173 on a bill to change DC’s criminal code, that lowered the maximum penalties for serious crimes like burglary, carjacking and robbery.

Craig was one of 31 Democrats who voted to pass the bill.

I for one take no pleasure in Representative Craig's attack. While I probably disagree with many of Craig's political stances, I respect her for realizing the seriousness of these dangerous laws, and vowing to fight for tougher sentencing for criminals.

What do you think about this story? Let us know in the comments below.

About Matthew Maruster

I follow my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the eternal co-equal Son of God. I currently live in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. I served in the Marine Corps Infantry. I was a Staff Sergeant and served as a Platoon Sergeant during combat in Iraq. After I was a police officer at a municipal agency in San Diego County. I have a Bachelors's Degree in Criminal Justice from National University. MJ Maruster Defense.

2 Comments

  1. Clark Kent on February 15, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    If only 31 Dumbocrats in Congress voted for sanity you can tell how this idea of holding criminals accountable will play out nationwide. Hint: rhymes with fugggitttaboudit.

  2. Roger Buswell on February 23, 2023 at 7:03 am

    How can one not truly hate people like this Congresswoman? She is such a narcissist that it only matters when someone suffers at the hands of a repeat offender if that person is her. Think of the tens of thousand who endure violence and crimes against them because she was so devoted to the socialist narrative, making average citizens expendable. Vomit worthy.

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