(UnitedVoice.com) – Last year, New Jersey’s Democrat governor signed an executive order that sent convicts home from prison to protect them from COVID-19. Conservatives warned at the time that allowing dangerous criminals back into society was a bad idea, but those warnings were ignored. Now an 18-year-old man is dead thanks to the misguided policy.
On April 11, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed Executive Order 123, giving priority early release to “vulnerable, low risk” prison inmates. Last July, officials expanded the program, allowing criminals convicted of violent offenses – including murder – to go free. On November 4, they released convicted burglar Jerry Crawford under that program. Just two days later, he and accomplice Yusuf Waites, who was also recently released from prison, allegedly shot and killed Davion Scarborough in Bridgeton, NJ.
New Jersey prisoner charged with murder 2 days after being freed early due to COVID https://t.co/pSsc64mZui
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 13, 2021
Police arrived on the scene of the shooting and found Scarborough’s body within minutes, in a field near a block of apartments. Video from a surveillance camera in the block showed him walking towards the field with Crawford and Waites. Both suspects now face first-degree murder charges. The question is, how many other criminals released by these lethally misguided programs have committed crimes?
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