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The American felon has just been released early and committed another shocking crime

  On April 5, 2022, the police in Sacramento, California, USA announced that they had arrested three suspects responsible for the mass shooting in the city on April 3. It is reported that two of the three suspects, Smiley Martin and Dendera Martin, are brothers; what is more noteworthy is that both Martin brothers have a felony record. Especially the elder brother, Smiley Martin, a felon who had broken the law several times and had just been released early. In January 2018, Smiley Martin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a serious violent crime against his girlfriend, but he was released early in February this year after only four years in prison; In March, he participated in the mass shooting in Sacramento, the capital of California, which caused 6 deaths and 12 injuries.
  A professional criminal full of crimes
  The American media commented that Smiley Martin was “a professional criminal full of crimes”. His criminal record included illegal gun possession, serious assault, criminal injury and marijuana violations. Although Smiley Martin is only 27 years old, his criminal record can be traced back to 2013, 9 years ago, which means that he had a criminal record as soon as he turned 18, and this does not include his minors. Published criminal record.
  At the age of 18, Smiley Martin was secretly selling weapons. In January 2013, six months after Smiley Martin turned 18, law enforcement officers discovered he had an assault rifle hidden under his clothes, along with two loaded guns, according to court records. Magazines with 25 round capacity each. During interrogation, Smiley Martin admitted to taking the assault rifle and high-capacity magazines to potential buyers, but in the end Smiley Martin was only sentenced to probation in a Sacramento jail.
  At the age of 19, Smiley Martin robbed Wal-Mart and other large supermarket chains many times. In November 2013, Smiley and three accomplices broke into a Walmart, pushed an electronics department clerk aside, and fled with $2,800 worth of electronics. And his robbery was more than this time. During the investigation, the police found that Smiley was also involved in two other similar robberies before, and Smiley was finally sentenced to 2 years in prison.
  At 21, Smiley lied to police and resisted arrest. In 2016, Smiley Martin, who had just been released from prison, was arrested again by the police. He was stopped by police in the car with three others, who asked him to show his driver’s license. But Smiley said he did not have his driver’s license and gave the police a false name. Just as the police were about to arrest him after the inspection, he ran away, and was finally caught up by the police and subdued with a stun gun.
  Despite being caught repeatedly, Smiley Martin continued to commit crimes. At 22, he was arrested again for brutally beating his girlfriend. According to the police investigation, he had actively encouraged his girlfriend to become a prostitute, and was also responsible for charging clients; but whenever there was a conflict with his girlfriend, he had no mercy and repeatedly beat her. In May 2017, Smiley Martin forcibly broke into the house of his girlfriend, who hid in the closet for fear of being beaten. Tragically, Smiley spotted her and took her out, repeatedly punching her on the head and face before grabbing her by the hair and dragging her to a car in front of the house where she was whipped with a belt she. Ultimately, Smiley was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime in January 2018.
  The felon was released early The
  report pointed out that although Smiley Martin was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he only served 4 years in prison in the end, and was released on bail 6 years in advance. Smiley Martin, a felon, was released early because he encountered criminal justice reform led by California Democrats. The state of California in the United States is dominated by Democrats. In 2016, Democrats introduced a series of policies for criminal justice reform in California. According to California’s new criminal justice policy, the prison sentence before sentencing can be doubled to offset the final sentence. . And when Smiley Martin was sentenced after the trial, he had already been imprisoned for 254 days, so he could offset 508 days of his sentence; , and will be released soon in February 2022.
  At the time, because of the notoriety of Smiley Martin as a habitual and repeat offender, some prosecutors in California strongly opposed the early release of Smiley Martin. For example, on April 29, 2021, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office sent a letter to the California Parole Hearing Board insisting that Smiley not be released because he posed a clear and significant safety risk to the community. In the letter, the DA said Smiley had “clear disrespect for human life and the law” and that he had exhibited a pattern of criminal behavior throughout his adult life. The letter listed several serious crimes that Smiley Martin continued to commit, and also emphasized that Smiley had robbery and illegal possession of a gun. District Attorneys believe Smiley has repeatedly demonstrated he cannot abide by the law or the conditions imposed on him by the court. The letter also emphasized: “If he is released early, he will continue to do illegal and criminal things.”
  Despite this, Smiley Martin was approved by the California Parole Board in February 2022 and was released early from prison. As a result, within two months, Smiley was involved in a mass shooting that killed six innocent people.
  The felon Smiley Martin, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, was released early after only serving 4 years. The judicial basis for this bizarre phenomenon comes from the reform of judicial administration in California. And why does California want to implement this reform? Simply put, there are too many people committing crimes, the prisons are overcrowded, and the finances cannot afford them. In order to reduce the tens of billions of dollars in the budget deficit of the California government, politicians have tried their best to reduce public spending, and the early release of prisoners in prisons is one of the plans.
  For years, California has been trying to reduce the number of prisons as much as possible and release some prisoners early. For example, on August 4, 2009, a U.S. federal judge ordered 33 prisons in California to release more than 40,000 prisoners to ease the pressure on prison medical services caused by the large number of detainees. At the time, a panel of three federal judges ordered California to submit a prisoner release plan within 45 days and reduce the number of inmates to 137.5% of prison capacity within two years. In the end, this plan allowed more than 40,000 inmates in California to be released, while there were about 150,000 inmates in California at the time. Because of the excessive pressure, California prisons even refused to accept new prisoners to serve their sentences.
  According to statistics, although the population of the United States accounts for only 5% of the world’s population, the number of prisoners in the United States accounts for 25% of the world’s detainee population. As early as 2004, data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that the number of inmates in U.S. prisons reached 2.1 million, with an average of 1 in every 138 U.S. residents. In recent years, various crimes have occurred frequently in the United States, especially gun-related crimes, and the incarceration rate has naturally remained high. How to deal with the most dramatic surge in prison inmates in American history is a key issue facing all lawmakers in the United States, and it is also one of the fundamental reasons for California’s reform of the judicial administration.
  The American dilemma behind the case Behind the
  Smiley Martin phenomenon, it highlights the judicial administration dilemma and public security dilemma in the United States.
  One is that if all criminals are brought to justice, there will be no room for prisons in the United States, and the finances will certainly not be able to afford it.
  Second, if the prisoner is released early without principle, it will undoubtedly deteriorate the social security environment. On August 8, 2020, in order to reduce the financial burden and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic, California released 17,600 prisoners in advance, including many high-risk elements, such as robbers, murderers, kidnappers, and sex offenders. Molecules, etc., the safety of community residents is seriously threatened. According to US media reports, in Glenton La, California, 24-year-old Dijon Landron was arrested for theft. Because of the epidemic, the police released him with zero bail. Unexpectedly, as soon as Landron walked out of the prison, he went to commit crimes. He committed three crimes in one day and was arrested and released by the police three times! There is also a drug dealer, Darnes Fields, who did not follow the 14-day self-isolation after he was released, but boarded a plane to Alaska to reunite with his family. A few days later, when his test report came out, the police knew that he had already been infected with the new crown. In the end, the Alaska police filed a lawsuit against him for violating anti-epidemic laws.

  The third is to release the most heinous criminals in advance, and the result will inevitably damage social justice. According to local media reports in the United States, a California prison released a female prisoner named Trebby Williams in 2020. She was notorious and was sentenced to life imprisonment for first-degree murder, carjacking and kidnapping. However, she was released early after serving only 19 years in prison because she was diagnosed as a high-risk person for the new coronavirus. After the news of the release of Trebby Williams came out, it immediately aroused great uneasiness and protests in the relevant communities. You must know that the crime committed by Trebby Williams was heinous! One day in 1998, Trebby Williams was riding to work in the car of his friend Kevin Luska, and the two had a heated argument in the car. Trebby Williams pulled out a pistol and threatened Kevin Luska to lie in the trunk of the car. During the confrontation, Luska attempted to escape while Williams was not looking. Unexpectedly, Williams shot Luska in the stomach regardless of his friendship. Williams then tied Luska into the car and drove to a motel. She tied Luska to a chair, gagged his mouth with a cloth, and waited for him to slowly bleed to death. Ultimately, Luska died of an infection in his wound. The victim’s sister was devastated to learn that Williams, who had been sentenced to life in prison, had been released early. She stated that she was never consulted or even notified that Williams would be released early. This incident is absolutely devastating and unbelievable! Even though it had been 22 years since the crime, seeing the news of Williams’ release seemed to take the family back to the horrific murder 22 years ago.
  This dilemma of judicial administration and public security in the United States is a persistent disease in the United States, and it seems that there is no way to cure it now. This is because the United States has no way to cure the “three highs”.
  One is the high crime rate in the United States. The crime rate in the United States is far higher than that of most Western countries, and it is also significantly higher than that of China. There are two to three million people in prisons in the United States, which are overcrowded, accounting for almost one percent of the population. Of course, the crime rate statistics method in the United States is different from that of many countries, and it is more stringent in some aspects, but the extremely high crime rate still reflects the serious crime problem in the United States.
  Second, the fiscal deficit of the United States is very high. The United States has not always had huge fiscal deficits. During the 20 years from 1960 to 1979, the United States’ fiscal revenue and expenditure were basically balanced, and it even achieved a fiscal surplus during President Clinton’s tenure. However, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq plunged the United States into the abyss of deficit. Since then, the US government has been living beyond its means, and its debt burden has become heavier and heavier. The government is running a huge deficit, and even the prisons cannot afford it.
  Third, there is a high probability that the U.S. government’s judicial administration will make foolish moves. For example, California Bill No. 47 passed in 2014 is a typical “wonderful” bill. This bill changed a large number of crimes that were originally felonies to misdemeanors, and those that were originally misdemeanors were almost innocent. Among them is a provision: The value of theft of property outdoors does not exceed $950, from the original felony to misdemeanor. That is to say, before the California police caught someone stealing property outdoors, they could immediately arrest them pending trial; but now, as long as the stolen property is worth less than $950, even if the California police catch the thief, they can only deal with it briefly and then release it. After Proposition 47 went into effect, the number of car theft crimes in San Francisco skyrocketed. In 2015, the San Francisco police received an average of more than 70 reports of car thefts every day, but the police could do nothing, because even if the thief was caught, if the stolen value was less than $950, the police could only release him and issue a fine at most. Arrogant. Affected by Bill 47, postal package theft has become common in some parts of California. The thieves have seen that the items in the daily mail bags rarely exceed $950. According to Bill 47, even if they steal, they will not be arrested. Therefore, the phenomenon of mail bag theft in California has intensified. Bill 47 also has a rule: If someone takes your bag or money from the rear or side, it is theft, not robbery. This means that only frontal robbery is called robbery, while robbery is a felony, and outdoor theft of less than $950 is a misdemeanor. So as long as criminals go around behind you or snatch your bag from both sides, it can only be regarded as petty theft. Even if they are caught by the police on the spot, according to Bill 47, if the value is less than $950, even the police will have nothing to do.
  Faced with such a judicial administration dilemma and public security dilemma, it is not known what the United States will do.

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