WA Democrat House Bill Could Release Murderers Early from Prison

Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer, convicted for killing 49 women, could be eligible for release under new WA Democrat bill

While Democrats continue to promote the myth that law-abiding gun owners are responsible for armed criminals’ violent crimes, they continue to seek legislation locally and nationally that makes communities more dangerous by coddling violent criminals. A proposed Washington State bill (HB 1189) would do this by releasing violent criminals, including murderers, early from their sentences. 

Despite the possibility even serial killers such as Gary Ridgeway (Green River Killer) could be released, according to Jason Rantz at MyNorthwest.com, “Democrats argue that mass incarceration doesn’t work, claiming that dangerous felons are ‘an asset to society.’”

The primary culprit, State Rep. David Hackney (D-Tukwila), a “former federal prosecutor,” sponsored the bill. He wants to scrap the Clemency and Pardons Board (CPB) so Dems can rebuild it in their social injustice image. 

New provisions in the bill would allow for “conditional commutations… the bill allows the newly formed CPB to give early release to dangerous felons who haven’t finished their sentences. He claims they are victims of ‘racism’ and ‘poverty.’”

Last year the state senate Democrats tried this with SB 5036. At that time, 128 people convicted of “aggravated murder or first-degree murder” could have their sentences commuted. In addition, 321 convicts “sentenced to life without parole…” who have served more than 20 years could have also requested their sentences be commuted.

In Washington state, where Gov. Jay Inslee, who has zero respect for the law, unilaterally decreed a capital punishment moratorium back in 2014, it seems life without parole will also mean nothing. 


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