A week after being released from Rikers Island prison in New York, James Little, a violent felon, was arrested following a failed bank robbery attempt.
Violent Felon Released, Robs Bank
James Little, 40, was released from Rikers Island prison in New York on March 28th, due to fears regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Little had been arrested earlier in the month for allegedly strangling his girlfriend in her home in Brooklyn. He had been on parole since 2016, after serving more than 20 years in prison for a 1995 murder that he had committed when he was just 15 years old.
Only a week after being let out of the New York prison, the violent felon allegedly attempted to rob the Apple Bank in Gramarcy Park in Manhattan. Wearing a face mask and gloves, Little passed the teller a note that read, “give me money,” according to police sources. He left the bank with no extra money in his pocket, and was arrested the next day. Police now believe he robbed two banks in Midtown in January and December last year, making off with over $1,000 from each robbery.
Democrats Are Making This Country Unsafe!
With the recent behaviour from Democrats, this was inevitable. Representatives Jerry Nadler and Karen Bass, both Democrats, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr at the end of last month demanding that he release “as many prisoners as possible” from the nation’s jails in order to “protect them from COVID-19.”
Individuals at a high risk of catching the coronavirus should be released, they argued, no matter what security category of jail they’re in. It is fair to say that this would have included Mr. Little. Democrats are literally making this country even more dangerous.
And on another note, while New York is letting violent felons and convicted murderers out of jail to go and rob banks, they’re also stopping law-abiding citizens from purchasing firearms! The NRA sued Governor Andrew Cuomo last week for his refusal to classify gun stores as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, in a direct contradiction to federal recommendations. With gun stores being prevented from opening and violent criminals being let onto the streets, New Yorkers should probably be a tad more concerned for their safety than they usually are!
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