Washington State Lawmakers Offer to Ease Drive-by Shooting Sentencing for Sake of 'Racial Equity'
"I believe in a society that believes in the power of redemption", Simmons told Fox News Digital in a statement. "Murder is murder no matter where the bullet comes from but locking young people up and throwing away the key is not the answer".
Wow maybe if drive-by weren’t predominantly gang related. maybe there would be less drive-by shootings to take penalties away just encourages it. Thats like letting cutting police funding and expecting lower crime! #Washington #TarraSimmons #DavidHackneyhttps://t.co/wzPdgMPuPt— NCRealRob (@ncrealrob) December 29, 2021
It is a fact!! Washington Dems Tarra Simmons & David Hackney are insane! They want to eliminate drive-by shootings as the basis for elevating a first-degree murder charge to aggravated murder in the first degree!— Lene (@Lene04367892) December 29, 2021
What if their family were the victims? https://t.co/akNXK61LD5
I disagree. The penalties for Drive-by shootings should be HIGHER since they are (IMHO) much more dangerous to the public then Face-to-face.— Harvey Lesser (@HarveyLesser) December 29, 2021
The escalation has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the fact that drive by shootings often impact innocent victims and not just the intended target. It should absolutely be an enhancement.— Max Power (@MaxMakesWine) December 24, 2021
Are drive by shooters really where we want focus our "equity" energy?— Katherine Brodsky 🏴☠️ (@mysteriouskat) December 29, 2021
promote equity for criminals.let it sink in— Angrenost (@Angrenost) December 29, 2021
The poor victims, sacrificed for the cause of equity.— Curly_Bill (@CurlyBill15) December 29, 2021
That would assume drive bys are a product of people with a particular skin color. Don't attack me, that's their words lol— Alexander Myers (@_FreshCakes) December 29, 2021
A drive-by, by nature, is pre-meditated. Absurd.— Tallystick (@tallystick) December 24, 2021
"This law's history and application…is what we mean when we talk about systemic racism", she claimed.