New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was shocked—shocked I tell you! —to learn that some of the more than 1,400 criminals he recently let out of prison to lessen their chances of contracting the coronavirus have already committed additional crimes. The mayor was so gob-smacked by the news that more than 50 inmates who were released have since committed offenses and been sent back to jail—with some of those already re-released—that he lamented the fact to reporters at a recent briefing according to the New York Post. De Blasio opined: “I think it’s unconscionable just on a human level that folks were shown mercy and this is what some of them have done.” He added, “We’re going to just keep buckling down on it, making sure there’s close monitoring and supervision to the maximum step possible.” Note to de Blasio: criminals are not, in fact, typically known for their peerless consciences nor their exemplary humanity.
This is one reason why progressives should never be put in positions of power over nations or cities. They are an existential danger to individuals and societies because they fundamentally misjudge human nature, their own included. They are much too willing to give criminals a pass, while taking every opportunity to savage those who disagree with them. And they pat themselves on the back for doing both.