Seattle is one of a number of cities that have fully embraced so-called criminal justice reform efforts that essentially dictate the doors to our jails should be revolving ones.
For many of us, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t playing at least some factor in our current surge in violent crime. It’s certainly not helping; that’s clear as day for anyone who cares to look.
But is it really that big of an issue?
Well, let’s ask the folks in Seattle.
The Seattle Police Department arrested a violent career criminal in mid-December who is the alleged suspect in multiple serious violent crimes, including attempted murder. Now, there is a $200,000 warrant out for the suspect’s arrest who was released by King County prosecutors after spending only three nights in jail.
Nasra A. Abdulle was arrested on December 11 after Seattle police officers caught her at a shooting in the city. Following her arrest, Abdulle was transported and booked into King County Jail on multiple felony harassment charges and unlawful posession of a firearm.
King County prosecutors set Abdulle’s bail at $50,000 which she posted three days later on December 14 and was released, despite having an extensive criminal history.
Sources within the Seattle Police Department told The Post Millennial that officers caught Abdulle at two separate shootings over a two week time period leading up to her arrest.
Nasra A. Abdulle is also the main suspect in an armed robbery and investigators believe she is involved in multiple carjackings throughout the city, according to SPD sources.
Now, in fairness, a $50,000 bond isn’t exactly nothing. I’ll give the King County prosecutors that, at least.
However, this is someone implicated in numerous violent crimes throughout the city. If ever there were someone who should probably be held for a little while, it’s Abdulle.
And yet, Seattle clearly didn’t. Nice.
Of course, they may not find her before she actually does manage to kill someone. If so, the responsibility of this falls on the government just as much as it falls on Abdulle. They could have prevented this and didn’t.
I will note it’s odd to see a woman this heavily involved in violent crime. That’s typically something we see associated with male suspects, not females.
Not that it really matters in the grand scheme of things. After all, dangerous is dangerous, and as Kipling noted, females are the more dangerous of the species. Most are just more subtle than this, is all.
We’ll have to wait and see whether or not Seattle police are able to catch Abdulle before she does manage to do any more harm. Allegedly, I suppose I should say.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this approach of putting everyone back out on the streets as quickly as possible continues to get innocent people robbed, shot, and killed. I think we all know where the safe money is.
Let’s hope this is the lesson that people in Seattle and elsewhere finally use to wake up to the fact that maybe, just maybe, some people are dangerous enough that taking them off the streets is a good thing.