(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – This is mindblowing. Political morons in the Washington State legislature are trying to reduce the criminal penalties available for judges during the sentencing of thugs who commit drive-by shootings. And, here’s the kicker. They want to do so in the name of, you guessed it, “racial equity.”
According to thecentersquare.com:
“Washington state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings with the goal of ‘promoting racial equity in the criminal legal system.’
“The proposed legislation would eliminate drive-by shootings as the basis for elevating a first-degree murder charge to aggravated murder in the first degree, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.” [emphasis added]
Representatives Tarra Simmons, D-Bremerton argues “that first-degree murder ‘is a heinous crime which already carries a long and serious sentence.’ But, she added, ‘it’s clear that [this aggravated classification] was targeted at gangs that were predominately young and Black.’ That, she argues, is an example of ‘systemic racism.'” [emphasis added]
What difference does it make what race a killer is or whether or not they killed someone as part of a drive-by shooting? Have these so-called lawmakers lost their minds in Washington?
Instead of reducing the classification and penalties for killing another human being, we should be increasing the punishment to those who murder our fellow citizens.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with what these Washington legislators are trying to do by reducing the penalties associated with drive-by murders? Please email us at [email protected] and share your opinion. Thank you.
Washington state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would reduce penalties for drive-by shootings with the goal of “promoting racial equity in the criminal legal system.” https://t.co/CWbQj5mFt1
— The Center Square (@thecentersquare) December 29, 2021