We should all know how this turns out:
Former Dallas County Prosecutor, Judge Mike Snipes said, “I think it’s forward looking. I think it’s pioneering… People who have minor offenses have a better chance of rehabilitating their life and getting back on track.”
Creuzot said he’ll dismiss many criminal trespass cases as well, charges he says are most often brought against the mentally ill and homeless.
He also said his office will no longer prosecute theft cases involving personal items worth less than $750, unless evidence shows it was for economic gain.
But Andrew Arterburn, the owner of One Stop Express in Uptown said a shoplifter just stole $120 worth of laundry detergent on Thursday and he’s not happy to find out cases like this could be dismissed.
“It’s a slap on the wrist. They go to jail, get a meal, get let go. And they’re not going to be prosecuted at all for it,” said Arterburn.
The President of the National Black Police Association, Sgt. Sheldon Smith, said he worries it will lead to more crime.
“It opens the door for some people to think they can commit crimes,” Sgt. Smith said.
Yup. More crime will be the result. People will know they can steal small items and get away with it. For some people this will be their normal way of life. They will walk into a grocery store and walk out with lunch without paying for it. Prices will rise and other people will realize they are being suckers if they don’t get their “fair share” of the free stuff.
More and more people steal without guilty. Yeah, that’s really forward thinking there Mr. Creuzot. It’s easy to see this as the path to the destruction of society. It’s hard to imagine that isn’t his goal.
If they don’t have an impeachment process and utilize it tar and feathers should be the backup plan.