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Why Wasn’t He Already in Jail?

Posted on | February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Why Wasn’t He Already in Jail?

News from rural Louisiana:

The Eunice City Marshal’s Office said their agents located and arrested a man wanted on warrants for attempted second-degree murder.
Devidre Domal Doyle, 20
, of Eunice, was wanted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder for a shooting which occurred in the early morning hours on Monday, Feb. 22. He was located by marshals while on routine patrol. . . .
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said Devidre Doyle was out on bond for an Oct. 26, 2019 incident in which he was charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Fontenot said police responded to a shots-fired call at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the intersection of Fred and Nimitz streets. Doyle allegedly fired at a passing vehicle with two occupants in it. Video from a nearby home’s security system is being used as evidence for Doyle’s involvement.

So, he was out on bond for an attempted first-degree murder in 2019, now he’s charged with attempted second-degree murder — and it’s on video this time, so perhaps they’ll keep him in jail more than overnight, eh? We keep finding cases like this, where people get shot by someone who arguably should never have been out on the streets, and it’s hard to reconcile this reality with liberal rhetoric about “mass incarceration.”

The “catch-and-release” approach to law enforcement is, of course, more common in liberal states like California, but the crusade to empty the prisons in the name of “social justice” has recently spread across the country. Consider the triple murder in Oklahoma we reported Feb. 19 (“Family Demands Answers”), where Lawrence Anderson had been released from prison just three weeks before he killed a neighbor, then murdered two relatives. This was because the state’s Republican governor commuted Anderson’s sentence:

Convicted cocaine dealer Lawrence Paul Anderson was ordered back to prison in 2017 for 20 more years after being caught with a gun and using drugs.
Anderson “remains a threat to both society and himself,” his probation and parole officer reported at the time.
He got out Jan. 18, after a little more than three years behind bars.
On Tuesday, he killed his uncle and a 4-year-old and attacked his aunt at their home in Chickasha, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.
He since has admitted to also killing a neighbor, The Oklahoman has learned.
Grady County District Attorney Jason Hicks is upset Anderson, 42, was out at all.
“This has to be addressed by the Legislature, sooner rather than later, because more people are going to get killed,” the prosecutor said. “We’re seeing this all over the state. Repeat offenders go to prison. They’re not there very long. And they come home and they’re committing crimes just like this.”
Anderson was released after Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted his sentence last June to nine years in prison, the interim secretary for public safety said. . . .
Anderson was first sentenced to prison in Oklahoma in 2006 for four years for attacking his girlfriend, pointing a gun at her and possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, records show. He was out in less than two years.
He went back to prison in 2012 to serve a 15-year sentence for selling crack cocaine near an elementary school in Chickasha. He also was ordered to spend 20 years on probation after his release. He was out in less than five years and four months.
He was sent back to prison in December 2017 to serve 20 more years when a judge both revoked his probation in full and sentenced him for new crimes.
His probation violations included testing positive for PCP and cocaine use. His new crimes involved having a gun and sneaking PCP into jail.
“He should serve his whole sentence,” prosecutors told the Pardon and Parole Board in a 2017 report.

Oh, and the neighbor woman Anderson murdered? He cut her heart out, took it to his house, then “cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons,” according to his confession.

Does anyone remember that case last year in Houston? “Judge Releases Satan-Worshipping Murder Suspect, With Predictable Result.”

Have I mentioned lately that Crazy People Are Dangerous?



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