Jerry Crawford, 25, was serving prison time for burglary when he was released early on “public health emergency credits” on November 4th of last year. On November 6th, he committed a murder. Another brilliant liberal idea turned to horse puckey. Letting a dangerous felon out of prison on the off chance he might get a disease that over 99% chance of dying. His victim had a 100% chance of dying.
Crawford was charged along with Yusuf Waites, another inmate who was released after serving prison time. Court documents show that Crawford and Waites were seen in surveillance video with the victim before he was found murdered. His body was found along a dirt path near the prison, his body riddled with bullets. Davion Scarbrough was just a teen when he was killed.
One of the men recently charged in the November 2020 shooting death of an 18-year-old Bridgeton resident was released from prison two days before the killing as part of an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey detention facilities,
Crawford, an Atlantic City resident, and Yusuf Waites, 23, of Bridgeton, are charged with murder in the Nov. 6 shooting of Davion Scarbrough.
Following deaths and soaring infection rates attributed to COVID-19 in state prisons, thousands of inmates were released early under the emergency plan last year.
All of those freed early were within months of their release dates. Inmates convicted of murder, aggravated sexual assault, and “repetitive, compulsive” sex offenders were excluded from the group considered for release.
Both Crawford and Waites were indicted on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree conspiracy to commit murder for Scarbrough’s death. Detectives learned the Scarbrough had been at nearby Burlington Manor Apartments and they were able to retrieve surveillance video from that complex, showing him with the two suspects, and then it became, be a matter of finding the two suspected murderers.
During the pandemic, liberal states released thousands of criminals in an effort to save their lives supposedly. I think it is more important to save the lives of innocent citizens. But, then again, I am no liberal.