Bloomberg Pushes Policy That Could Release Over 300k “Non-Violent” Criminals from Jail

Billionaire and late 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg has been apparently pushing to make his image palatable to the social justice conscious progressive left.

While campaigning in Mississippi Bloomberg apologized for the second time for his “stop and frisk” policing policy that took place while he was mayor, citing how it disproportionately affected men of color.

Bloomberg also laid out a plan to “reduce or eliminate the use of cash bail for non-violent offenders,” a move that could potentially allow over 300k criminals to be released from prison without posting bail.

Per reference, non-violent crimes cover a wide range of offenses. The most common non-violent crimes are property crimes, such as theft and larceny.

Other examples of non-violent crimes are fraud, arson, prostitution, bribery and crimes involving the use of drugs and alcohol.

Breitbart reports Billionaire and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Michael Bloomberg is vowing to free hundreds of thousands of accused criminals who are deemed “non-violent” by eliminating bail nationwide.

During a speech in Jackson, Mississippi, Bloomberg laid out his plan to “reduce or eliminate the use of cash bail for non-violent offenders” who are awaiting trial. Such a policy would mean that of the roughly 462,000 accused criminals held in local jails, about 316,000 would be released without ever having to post bail.

Bloomberg said bail is a “broken and discriminatory” practice that keeps minorities and poor Americans locked away.

“No person should ever sit behind bars because their skin is dark or their pockets are empty,” Bloomberg said.

Also, part of Bloomberg’s plan is cutting the number of adults in United States prisons.

“The second major change we’re going to make is to reduce the number of adults in prison … it starts with improving schools, expanding job training, and investing in economic growth in communities that have suffered generations of neglect,” Bloomberg said. “It also means creating more alternatives to incarceration, including drug treatment and creating programs that reduce recidivism, provide mental health services and help people re-enter society and find employment.”