Fox News co-host Judge Jeanine Pirro has slammed the Democrats’ weak-on-crime policies, warning they favor criminals over the victims.
Pirro unloaded on Democratic politicians and district attorneys, calling their push for “woke” social justice reform “nonsense.”
Her comments come after news of several attacks by repeat offenders across the nation.
“All this social justice nonsense, and it is nonsense,” Pirro said on Fox News show “The Five.”
“The idea is that everyone should be treated equally.
“No, they shouldn’t. There are some people who show you their hand ahead of time, and they victimize other human beings.
“It’s totally unprovoked. It’s random.
“And they get a charge out of it.
“And whatever the reason is, there are judges on the bench, there are now these new progressive prosecutors who think oh they just need a little understanding.
“We have to let them out. We can’t incarcerate them.
“There are some people who don’t deserve to breathe the same air that you and I breathe.
“And it’s as simple as that.
“They are called career criminals.
“These people are people who hurt other people.
“That’s why we have parole boards.
“That’s why people like George Gascon should be out of a job right now in Los Angeles.
“These are people who believe that privilege should be given to the criminal.
“And the victims don’t matter,” she said.
According to CWB Chicago:
With half of 2022 gone, Chicago has a 14% decline in murders compared to last year and a 13% decline compared to 2020.
But murder cases are still 29% higher than in 2019 and 20% higher than in 2018.
That’s according to the Chicago Police Department’s latest statistical report, called CompStat.
And that concludes the good news.
Across the city, the seven major crime categories, called “index crimes,” are at their highest levels since at least 2018, which is as far back as the reports go.
The real story, however, is found in the neighborhoods. Index crime in all five police districts lining the lakefront from 31st Street to the north city limits is at a five-year high.
All but one are up 10% or more compared to 2018. Most are up 20% or more. Inland districts aren’t faring much better.
“When you got up today did you feel less safe than you did last year at this time?” asked Pat O’Brien, the former judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney who lost a campaign to unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in 2020.
“If you answered yes, then it is not your imagination or paranoia.”
“New York Mayor Eric Adams and New Yorkers are having the same problem,” O’Brien noted.
“Mayor Adams lays the blame on the ‘soft on crime’ approach of progressive prosecutors who ‘treat criminals like victims.’”