TOMORROW ON TRUE CRIME WITH RAY THE D.A. AND SCOTT JOHNSON

Tomorrow on TRUE CRIME we will have special guest, Sgt. Kevin Goldie who is the supervisor of the Lexington Police Department’s Burglary unit.  He will talk about how Burglaries and property crimes tend to increase with the summer being upon us. He will be discussing a number of burglary cases, recent burglaries and burglary trends. Tune in Crime Fighters and spend your Friday morning with us as Sgt. Goldie and Ray the D.A. provide a number of tips to keep you from becoming the next burglary victim.

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QUESTION: WHY DO I FEEL THAT REPEAT OFFENDERS ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE INCARCERATED?

WELL READ THE FOLLOWING:

From a 2014 study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

*** About two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years, and three-quarters (76.6%) were arrested within 5 years.

*** Within 5 years of release, 82.1% of property offenders were arrested for a new crime, compared to 76.9% of drug offenders, 73.6% of public order offenders, and 71.3% of violent offenders.

*** More than a third (36.8%) of all prisoners who were arrested within 5 years of release were arrested within the first 6 months after release, with more than half (56.7%) arrested by the end of the first year.

That is because violent offenders spend more time incarcerated compared to other offenders and therefore do not have the same opportunity to commit new crimes. Incarceration has well known incapacitating effects.

Yet even when they are released, almost three quarters of violent offenders will commit new crimes, often violent crimes – as the BJS study shows. And that matters. To have your car stolen is frustrating; to be raped, beaten or murdered is to have your dignity, your humanity, even your life taken away.




Equal Access to Justice, Loretta Lynch Style

“And here I thought Freddie Gray prosecutor Marilyn Mosby was a politicized hack.”
Posted by Bill Otis

It came out today that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a private, unscheduled meeting with Bill Clinton, the husband of the subject of an ongoing criminal FBI investigation into the improper handling of classified emails.




 

Mary Houlihan, Director of our Victim’s Services Unit, has the responsibility of collecting Victim Impact Statements from those she works with and delivers them to the Judge and Defense Attorney. In this case, the Alex Johnson murder case, she collected a number of Victim Impact Statements and will deliver them today.



 
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