Polls show that Americans aren’t impressed with how President Joe Biden has handled rising crime rates, which isn’t surprising given that his vice president once tweeted out a link to a bail fund that helped get rioters out of jail last year, according to Fox News.
That approach has resulted in deadly consequences, with Fox News reporting that one Texas county has seen 150 people murdered by violent criminals who were released from custody, oftentimes far too early for their crimes.
Alexandra del Moral Mealer, a Republican candidate who is seeking to become a judge in Harris County, Texas, on Friday laid out during an interview what’s wrong with the progressive approach to criminal justice.
“I would say what we’re experiencing right now in Harris County is really nothing short than a failure of leadership,” del Moral Mealer told Fox News host Joey Jones.
“This problem really did start back in 2019, and to your point, that’s when Crime Stoppers first raised the alarm about this new slate of progressive judges,” she added, referencing the citizen-led anticrime group.
Del Moral Mealer complained that such judges have “started routinely releasing the most violent offenders back into our community and it’s resulted in that death toll, over 150.”
“And to really bring this point home, right now there’s 113 people charged with murder that are out walking our streets right now,” she continued.
The aspiring judge pointed to one individual who “not only has been convicted of two armed robberies but is currently being charged with murdering a 17-year-old in a road rage incident after an Astro’s game.”
“I think we all sort of need to take a step back and think, ‘Is this really the America we want to live in?'” del Moral Mealer went on, adding, “For me, I have two young toddlers and I can tell you it’s absolutely unacceptable.”
“And more troubling, my opponent that I’ll hopefully be running against, Judge Lina Hildago, she’s really become a progressive icon for advocating this radical and perverse view of bail reform.”
Del Moral Mealer argued that her opponent “is continuing the focus on the justice for violent offenders instead of standing up and advocating for justice for victims [and] for just basic public safety in our community.”
She concluded by pointing out that in addition to pushing a soft-on-crime policy, Hildago is also facing allegations of corruption, CBS Austin noted.