Registered Sex Offender Set Free in New York, Re-Arrested for Murder

A registered sex offender with felony convictions was set free on parole in New York, only to be later arrested for murder over a fatal double shooting.

Across the country, “woke” Democrat prosecutors have been credibly accused of going soft on hardened criminals in the interest of “social justice.”

Unfortunately, however, this “progressive” agenda is to the detriment of innocent people in the communities where those criminals reside.

That may be the case in Rochester, New York, where a registered sex offender with a criminal record is now charged with murder.

The shooting occurred after Jamel Robinson, 44, was discharged from a lifetime parole last year, according to The Post Millennial.

According to local ABC affiliate WHAM, Robinson stands charged with the shooting death of Kevin Rigdon, 38, in an incident that occurred outside a bus station early Tuesday morning.

Robinson is alleged to have followed Rigdon out of the RTS Transit Center around 7:45 am and then used a handgun to shoot Rigdon multiple times, as well as another unidentified man before fleeing the scene.

Rigdon was declared dead at the scene when first responders arrived and the other unnamed victim was transported to a hospital with “serious injuries.”

According to the police, it is believed that Robinson knew his victims but it remains unclear at this time what his motive to shoot them was.

Officers soon found Robinson in the nearby Sibley Tower building and managed to subdue him with “a minor use of force” before the suspect could use the handgun against them.

According to local CBS affiliate WROC, Robinson was taken into custody by Rochester Police and was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault, as well as second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He made an appearance Wednesday morning in Rochester City Court for an arraignment hearing on those criminal charges.

Per WHAM, Robinson is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail, and the police credited eyewitnesses with providing them information immediately after the shooting that helped lead to the suspect’s arrest.

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The Post Millennial noted that Robinson is a registered sex offender in the state of New York in connection with a July 2006 conviction for an attempted first-degree criminal sex act.

He also has a criminal record that includes at least two felony convictions and at least seven misdemeanor convictions, meaning he was prohibited from possessing a firearm under both federal and state laws.

When Robinson was released from prison for those prior convictions, he was placed on lifetime parole.

However, he was ultimately discharged from that lifetime parole in August 2022, according to the outlet.

Democrats must now explain why this career criminal with a prior record of felony convictions, including for a criminal sex act that made him a registered sex offender, was allowed to go free and was even released from lifetime parole when he clearly posed a threat to the community.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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