San Antonio and Bexar County are going to set a record for homicides in 2022 with an estimated 200 homicides. The shootings and homicides are beginning to spill over into quiet residential suburbs like Hollywood Park.
The main reason for the growth in violence is the liberal George Soros-funded Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales. He is supported by local judges and magistrates that are also liberal Democrats who believe more in social justice than in enforcing the laws and punishing criminals.
Another reason is the attitude of politicians toward law enforcement whom they view with disdain and disrespect. To liberal elected officials, police and laws are the problems, not criminals. They want social justice, not enforcement of the laws.
Sources at the San Antonio Police Department say that there have been almost 120 homicides since the beginning of 2022, and the city could reach 200 by December 31st. Citizens should thank the George Soros-funded DA Joe Gonzales and the City leaders that are soft on crime, but hard on law enforcement officers. When city and county government leaders excuse and tolerate crime because of race and income, the community gets worse crime.
In 2021, San Antonio police reported the highest homicide count since 1994, when the city was riddled with drive-by shootings and gang violence. City leaders and the news media ask why crime and violence is so high, and the answer is in the phrase "repeat offfenders." Criminals do not fear the current justice system.
Last year, 160 people lost their lives at the hands of another person in San Antonio, according to police records obtained and analyzed by KSAT 12. The tally is higher than the most recent homicide spike in 2016, when 151 killings were reported in San Antonio. It is the highest since 1994, when 194 homicides were recorded.
The San Antonio Police Chief has spoken out on three occasions about the “repeat offenders” that are being released by a liberal Bexar County judicial system. The lawful citizens of Bexar County and San Antonio should appreciate Chief McManus’ honesty.
Justyn Curl, a 17-year-old black male, has been charged with two attempted aggravated sexual assaults while on house arrest. This is another example of George Soros-funded District Attorney Joe Gonzales’s failure to prosecute and jail criminals.
Gonzales is more interested in “social justice” than in protecting innocent citizens. He is soft on criminals because of their age, race, and income.
Curl was on house arrest and wearing a GPS monitor when he committed two separate violent sexual assaults against female senior citizens. His bail bond has been set at $150,000, however, his court-appointed attorney will file for a bond reduction.
Unfortunately, the DA’s office will probably fail to argue against the bail reduction as has been the case in many other cases of habitual felons. Gonzales’s liberal/leftist attitude shows a lack of concern for the public by releasing dangerous criminals on the streets with low bonds and inadequate GPS monitoring systems.
The local law enforcement officers are frustrated with the lack of support from the DA. What's the point of arresting someone if they are back on the street within hours?
The citizens of San Antonio need to replace “Let ‘em all go” Joe Gonzales with a candidate who will protect public safety instead of playing social engineer with habitual criminals.
In June, an attorney representing a San Antonio family of a 13-year-old boy who the SAPD shot announced that they would file a civil rights lawsuit against the city, SAPD, and the police officers involved. The boy was shot when he attempted to flee in a stolen car and run over the officers.
The teen’s family was allowed to view portions of the body camera videos. However, their attorney says the videos do not reflect what San Antonio police have been telling the public. According to the family’s civil rights attorney, the officers did not have sufficient time to obtain a target or warn the driver that he would shoot or gain compliance.
A recent report says police officers are increasingly second-guessing themselves and hesitating to act, even in danger. This hesitation is causing a delay in response time and giving criminals an advantage to flee.
Rather than blaming the police, we should ask what a 13-year-old was doing driving a stolen car? Had he not been a stolen car, he would not have been confronted by the police.