OLYMPIA, WA – A convicted felon turned lawyer who later turned into a state legislator in Washington state recently drafted a bill that would lower sentencing for murderers who committed their crime via doing a drive-by shooting. And per the language of the bill, this is meant to promote “racial equity.”
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According to the Washington State Legislature online portal, House Bill 1692 was pre-filed on December 23rd, poising it to be considered during the 2022 legislative session. Said bill is sponsored by Democrat Representatives David Hackney and, most notably, 44-year-old Tarra Simmons, who’d previously been sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2011 for drug and theft convictions.
After Simmons served her time in prison, she attended law school, worked at an NPO for a couple of years, and then ran and got elected to the state legislature back in 2020. Rep. Simmons is unsurprisingly an advocate for criminal justice reform, specifically the soft-on-crime version of said activism.
And that soft-on-crime approach really shows itself with her sponsored bill, HB 1692.
Well, you can thank @TarraSimmons5 for helping dream this one up – you may remember her running in 2020 as a felon seeking criminal justice reform in WA. (And yes, I'm aware that I'm a felon too, but even I can see this proposed legislation is absurd)
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) December 24, 2021
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According to the opening of the bill text, the proposed legislation aims to reduce the sentencing for murderers who killed their victim(s) during a drive-by shooting, claiming that doing so would help promote “racial equity.”
“AN ACT Relating to promoting racial equity in the criminal legal system by eliminating drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating murder in the first degree to aggravated murder in the first degree,” the bill states, “amending RCW 10.95.020 and 10.95.020; creating a new section; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date.”
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It’s frankly unclear how Rep. Simmons arrived at the notion that lowering the sentence of murderers committed via drive-by shootings would somehow promote “racial equity,” that is, unless she’s tacitly implying that certain racial demographics are more prone to committing drive-by shootings.
But the rationale for treating drive-by shootings that result in death as an aggravated murder makes perfect sense, as there are no shortage of reports where drive-by shootings frequently result in innocent/unaffiliated parties being killed.
The difference between the sentencing guidelines for first-degree murder and aggravated first-degree murder are significant, as a first-degree murder conviction carries a “maximum of life without the possibility of parole,” meaning the murderer can obtain a more lenient sentence. Whereas with aggravated first-degree murder, it is a mandatory life sentence without parole.
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Plug in Old Sparky
This is what happens, when we abuse tolerance & disregard for the law. Unbathed, feral, ghetto rats are out of hands & no one seems concerned.
let’s give them the addresses of biden, pelos, schumer, fauXi, bill gates, soros, and a whole slew of other mentally ill liberals
She is hired to be a “Depopulation Specialist” ?
The insanity known as white guilt must stop now! America will NEVER be whole, healthy, and safe again unless all this lunacy along with the lunatics who promote it are eradicated.
The bill itself is racist. It’s like saying…come on we know drive-by shooters are POC. what the freak!
Well let’s see this bills’ focal point is reduced prison sentence time, especially if youre of any color,, !!
You commit a crime
You pull the trigger
You create chaos
I call these actions prematated!!
Your actions effect everyone involved, families, police, firefighters, friends, Nurses, Dr.’s, communities
**Let’s see how this is going to workout out for all of the innocent people in the communities??
**These 2 idiot’s ( criminals)that thought of, let alone brought this Bill
hb1692 to the floor should be voted out!!
**This is what is wrong with our justice system in the first place, laws are too lenient !!
We should Not cater to criminals let alone help to reduce sentencing,