Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Ralph Cipriano: Is Uncle Larry (Philly's DA) Giving Looters A Pass?
Ralph Cipriano at BigTrial.net offers a piece on Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner's actions regarding the looters and other criminals arrested by Philadelphia Police for burning, looting and vandalizing during the recent riots in the city.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has announced that the cops made 429 arrests over three days of rioting, looting and arson fires.
But over at the District Attorney's office, several sources say, the Great Emancipator, D.A. Larry Krasner has been busy doing what he does best, liberating criminals.
According to sources, many suspects that the cops arrested for burglary or criminal trespass over the weekend have gotten a free pass from the D.A.'s charging unit because of a technicality -- that the cops did not obtain an official "ownership non-permission," or "ONP" as it's known in cop jargon, from store owners.
What's ONP? It means that when the cops, who had days off canceled and were working long shifts in the middle of a riot, apprehended a suspect inside a burgled store, or caught the suspect red-handed carrying out loot, they also had to obtain from the store owner an ONP. Why? To certify that the burglar didn't have official permission to enter the store. So the D.A. could charge the suspect with a crime.
It supposedly didn't matter to Uncle Larry if there was video of the crime, or that the cops had personally witnessed the rioters or looters in action. The D.A. was also said to be releasing suspects "ROR," based on their own recognizance, without having to post cash bail.
Those actions shouldn't surprise anybody. Krasner has long opposed cash bail. He also has a documented history of representing protesters accused of breaking the law on behalf of all sorts of radical causes, such as freeing convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, or rabble-rousing on behalf of Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
In case anybody missed the point, Sonan Vachhani, one of Krasner's assistant D.A.'s who works in the charging unit, posted on Instagram a message on Saturday night, while the city was under siege, that said, "FUCK THE COPS."
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