Not long after the Covid-19 Pandemic hit the United States, various jails and prisons across America decided to release their inmates in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
It’s unclear how the pandemic will be contained by releasing a bunch of convicted criminals. In fact, it will only spread the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, liberals such as Kamala Harris are in favor of doing away with prisons and thus releasing all criminals back onto the streets, even they pose a danger to the community. So much for the quotes “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time” and “crime doesn’t pay”.
Dangerous criminals (e.g. murders, rapists, pedophiles) have went to commit violent crimes upon being released. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them sought revenge on their victims, victims’ relatives, witnesses, etc.
These same liberals who want to abolish prisons and jails also want to defund the police (i.e. abolish law enforcement) and support gun control, thus leaving innocent people defenseless against violent criminals.
Needless to say, the mass release of individuals convicted of crimes (especially heinous crimes) is a huge mistake.
Besides criminals being released and going on to resume committing crimes, there is a chance that someone (perhaps a victim) will seek revenge, or as I like to call it these days, pull a peppermint.
I use the term “peppermint” since it is the name of the 2018 film in which Jennifer Garner portrays a woman named Riley whose husband Chris and daughter Carly are killed by members of a drug cartel in Los Angeles (while she is shot and left for dead) because Chris was given an opportunity to rob the head of the drug cartel, but despite rejecting the offer, was targeted by the cartel. The charges against the perpetrators are dismissed since the judge and prosecutor are on the cartel’s payroll. Garner’s character then seeks revenge against the cartel and the individuals whom the cartel had bribed.
By the way, the movie was named peppermint because that was Carly’s favorite flavor of ice cream.
For the record, I am not advocating that anyone should become vigilantes and go after the criminals that have been released. But I wouldn’t be surprised if someone does pull a peppermint. How likely this scenario might take place is debatable.
So the next you hear someone saying that police departments, prisons, etc. need to be abolished, tell them to watch the movie Peppermint.