Violent criminal who violated parole allegedly forced woman into a choice between rape, incest or death

· September 23, 2019  
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Here’s a story of another victim of the so-called “criminal justice reform” aka reducing the prison population at all costs who will never be seen in photo ops with politicians. They only seem to walk around with criminals to promote reduced sentencing rather than stand with victims of crime to close loopholes that allow the worst criminals back on the streets. And the more the crime wave grows, the more they focus on more leniencies for criminals rather than justice for victims and deterrent against more crime.

Joshua Henderson, 33, had a long criminal rap sheet. Justice caught up with him in 2009 when he was sentenced for a rash of burglaries throughout Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. He was supposed to serve 12 years, but was let out on parole in July 2018 after serving just 9 years. Like all irremediably broken criminals, Henderson was rearrested three times for violating his parole in November 2018, January 2019, and May 2019 on charges that included burglary and using stolen credit cards. Yet, because of the obsessive focus on keeping prison numbers down, an administrative law judge allowed him out without forcing him to serve the rest of his prior sentence, much less sentencing him to new time.

What happens when a man like this gets let back into the community?

Henderson is now accused of raping a Queens woman last Monday in the most horrific way imaginable. According to the New York Daily News, Henderson is accused of breaking into the unnamed victim’s apartment through a fire escape and offering the woman three options: suffer a rape at his hands, engage in incest with her 25-year-old son who was home at the time, or be killed. She chose the first option, and Henderson is accused of tying up the son, raping the mother, and then washing her down in an attempt to expunge the DNA.

The ankle monitor that Henderson was wearing pursuant to the parole agreement placed him at the scene of the crime when it was alleged to have occurred. However, once again, we see than ankle monitors don’t deter repeat offenders because there are too few officers monitoring too many dangerous criminals and it’s simply not enough of a deterrent.

The Daily News quotes local police as being irate over this atrocity, pinning the blame on an administrative judge who didn’t want to lock up Henderson.

 

This is part of a pervasive trend we are witnessing in almost every state. Not only are so many violent criminals being let out early or given parole instead of jail time, but even when they violate their parole, the criminal justice system is now reticent to lock them up again. Whereas 20 years ago there was a political pressure to get the crime numbers down, now there is a singular focus on getting the incarceration numbers down with no regard for the consequences. As such, there is such inertia against re-incarcerating those who violate their parole, creating a lack of deterrent that is clearly not lost on the criminals.

Amazingly, the political elites in both parties who continue to push jailbreak legislation think that we have not reduced the prison population enough and are continuously seeking more ways to be even more lenient on criminals and cruel to victims. We are seeing the result in New York as an endless rash of beatings is taking place in Brooklyn, mainly directed against Jewish residents.

Clearly, juvenile offenders, fear no significant prison time on their horizon and are free to continue playing “the knockout game.” Just this week, a man was killed in an unprovoked attack in broad daylight by two teens at the Frederick County, Maryland, fair in a suspected knockout game assault.

What is also likely emboldening criminals in places like New York and Maryland is the hands-off approach being taken by police out of fear of prosecution. In August, the New York Post reported that the number of arrests by the NYPD “dropped 27% between Aug. 19 — the day Officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired — and Aug. 25 compared to the same period in 2018, with police making 3,508 busts compared to 4,827.” The number of criminal summons also fell by 29 percent since 2018.

The culprit?

“Who wants to be the last cop standing?” a Manhattan cop said. “If someone’s in trouble and needs help or if a cop’s in trouble, obviously, you do what you have to do as a police officer. But if it’s discretionary, why put yourself in harm’s way?’’

Similarly, in Baltimore, one anti-crime unit saw its arrests drop by 80 percent since 2014.

The pressure by federal and local politicians, as well as an army of nonprofit groups funded by Soros and the Kochs, has created a pressure against proactive policing and locking up bad guys.  Thus, fewer criminals are arrested, fewer criminals are prosecuted, fewer criminals serve meaningful prison sentences, and fewer criminals are sent back for violations of parole.

The result?  Fewer criminals are deterred.


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Author: Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.