Letting accused killers out of jail on low bond is something relatively new to Tennessee but its impact is being felt by victim’s families and communities.
One rural middle Tennessee district had as many as 8 accused killers and child rapists walking freely in the community waiting for trial. For many it just didn’t feel safe. District attorney Matt Stowe can lock them up, he can prosecute aggressively. but he can do nothing when judges let those violent criminals out.
8 violent criminals, accused killers, drug cartel members, kidnappers and child rapists have all walked out of jail on 50,000 bond or less. You only have to put up ten percent of your bond so those 8 people got out for 5,000 each.
Eight people facing decades in jail with little or nothing to lose back out in the communities they victimized.
How come this stupidity is affecting Tennessee? And do you really want to know how stupid? From the same article:
Look no further than Derek Grooms, Grooms confessed to emptying a gun into his young wife Ashley Fullerton while she held their baby.
“When they were walking him out he had to step over her to come out and he kept telling them its a mistake, tell them them its a mistake, tell them Amanda, tell them Amanda its just a mistake. And of course the baby is there in the house, he unloaded a clip with the baby in the house, he was completely covered in her blood. I mean completely. I mean it took days to get all the blood off under his nails, caked in his ears,” said Parks.
Grooms bond was set at 1 million dollars, he had a history of domestic violence with women, he was a confessed killer, with a rage problem.
But now retired Judge Creed Mcginley dropped his bond to 50,000 he was out the same day.
This did not happen in Nashville’s Davidson County where Liberal Democrats do their best to make the city into a Los Angeles with a Southern Accent. This judge was in charge of the Twenty Fourth Judicial District which comprises five small counties in
east West TN, but not that close to the official shithole of Memphis. But I guess the BLM virus has been spreading more effectively than COVID and making the alleged smart people dumb as granite.
In less enlightened times, the family of the deceased would have found Mr. Grooms and invited him to a private party somewhere in a dark alley or visit a remote cave or dry well somewhere.
And nobody would have missed the bastard.