Imagine, if you will, a state where a dread virus has caused officials to empty out jails.
Cash bail is waived if the crime isn’t serious. If someone can be let out of prison without presenting a danger to the community, they will be.
Heck, even if they present a danger to the community, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be spending the coronavirus pandemic sheltering in place. At least we hope.
Imagine, too, if you will, a state where the citizenry is getting pretty fed up with being told to shelter in place.
They’re getting restive with their basic rights being abrogated. They feel the state government is being heavy-handed.
So, they take to the streets and to the steps of the state capitol, in violation of the shelter-in-place order the government has put in place to keep everyone safe.
Tough times call for tough actions: