In light of the CCP Virus, police in Philadelphia have suspended arrests for nonviolent crimes such as robbery, theft, carjacking, fraud, prostitution, and others involving drugs, and merchants are taking action against looting.
“For the criminals in town, good to know” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), adding, “For the citizens of Philly, not so much.”
For the criminals in town, good to know. For the citizens of Philly, not so much. https://t.co/z4N2cZHyqw
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 18, 2020
Merchants began to reinforce the doors and windows of their establishments by covering them with plywood, similar to the way tornadoes threaten.
In response to the questions raised, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw was quick to make some clarifications, after which it is clear that the criminals will be released anyway.
““Once their identity has been confirmed, they will be released and processed via arrest warrant,”” Outlaw said, according to the Western Journal.
The public’s reaction was expressed by disapproving of the measure, through social networks with different messages.
“I’ll take ‘reasons why I won’t let the Democrats take my guns,'” tweeted Mindy Robinson, who is currently running for Congress from Nevada’s 3rd District.
“Gun stores have block-long lines as citizens feel the need to protect themselves. #DefundSanctuaryCities “, he concluded in his tweet.
Also, user FBFazz1213 was disappointed with the action taken by the Philadelphia police.
“They are a National Embarrassment except they aren’t Embarrassed. Soon they will want to release Prisoners because they might get Coronavirus [CCP Virus] serving out sentences for committing crimes.”