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California DA’s new policy to
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Posted By: AltaD, 9/2/2020 9:09:09 AM

A California district attorney is requiring her prosecutors to consider looters’ “needs” when weighing criminal charges against them. The new mandate, set forth by Contra Costa District Attorney Diane Becton, makes it tougher to prosecute looting cases in the county, which sits just outside San Francisco. Investigators must now consider “was this theft offense substantially motivated by the state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which occurred contemporaneously to the declared state of emergency?” according to the policy reported by local outlet East County Today. In making that determination, they must also consider five other factors, including “was the theft committed for financial gain or personal need?”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimJr 9/2/2020 9:12:36 AM (No. 528820)
Soros DA.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LesUNo 9/2/2020 9:12:44 AM (No. 528822)
So there is loot to be had at the bottom of the rabbit hole.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/2/2020 9:18:40 AM (No. 528826)
Well then - - I need stuff - - I need lots of stuff. I think I'll go loot me some.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232 9/2/2020 9:19:14 AM (No. 528828)
I "need" a new pickup truck. Will I be permitted to steal one and not charged? Or am I of the wrong race?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter 9/2/2020 9:20:43 AM (No. 528830)
In Contra Costa County, can the same considerations be applied to any burglary or robbery? Hey, Judge, I robbed that bank because I have all these college loans to pay back, you see. Or, hey, Your Honor, I burgled that house because I have a bunch of baby mamas and their babies to support. And, you see Judge, my television is one of those old-fashined heavy son-of-a-guns and I really NEEDED that 60 inch flatscreen.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jasonB 9/2/2020 9:24:11 AM (No. 528833)
I am currently rooting for the San Andrea's Fault.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 9/2/2020 9:27:47 AM (No. 528835)
There is absolutely no cure for the stupidity of some Kalifornians...wonder if this is the same DA office old Heels Up Harris came from?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NancyD 9/2/2020 9:35:19 AM (No. 528841)
So IF I rob a bank in California, it's okay because I need the money? Just checking for the wannabe robbers...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W 9/2/2020 9:46:37 AM (No. 528854)
'...to each according to their needs.".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: seamusm 9/2/2020 9:47:37 AM (No. 528855)
But I NEEDED to kill that MAGA-hat-wearing racist Mr. DA.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFNader 9/2/2020 9:53:42 AM (No. 528860)
Probably a bit of wisdom she picked up hanging around with next year's Democratic president, Commie Allah Harris.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/2/2020 10:03:54 AM (No. 528875)
Only on the left can there be stupidity with no bounds.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 9/2/2020 10:17:28 AM (No. 528892)
At the risk of sounding something-phobic, why is it always a woman?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: klezmer 9/2/2020 10:31:04 AM (No. 528903)
Remember we laughed when the guy in CHAZ had his laptop stolen? One of the "leaders" said, simply, that someone else needed it more than him and that they were all proud of him. We thought it was a joke. Not a joke any more.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: PostAway 9/2/2020 10:44:25 AM (No. 528924)
#13, because it’s harder to attack them without being tagged with something toxic.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/2/2020 11:01:27 AM (No. 528947)
1984 was just a little late, is all.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: moonlightflip 9/2/2020 11:04:40 AM (No. 528954)
How did this fool ever get a law degree and, then, a license??
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 9/2/2020 11:22:51 AM (No. 528985)
Lawless and Disorder...the new rallying cry of the left. Watch out. People will NOT let this go on forever. There are more Kyle's out there.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Starboard_side 9/2/2020 11:30:38 AM (No. 528998)
Are we a nation of laws, or are we not a nation of laws? When lawlessness is permitted, it festers and grows. Looks like this DA, and maybe others, were looking for some wiggle-room on a lot of cases, so they decided to make up this rationalization, justification, or excuse.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/2/2020 11:34:36 AM (No. 529004)
The lunatics are in charge!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lala 9/2/2020 11:35:06 AM (No. 529006)
Well I guess Inspector Javert really does owe Jean Valjean, prisoner 24601, a big mea culpa.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/2/2020 12:34:08 PM (No. 529064)
But I dindunuffin yo honah, I needed stuff real bad, so I just took it. It was a real 'mergency.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/2/2020 1:31:05 PM (No. 529133)
So the victim had no needs when they bought whatever the thug stole from them? This DA is as rotten as a fallen log in the forest.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/2/2020 2:30:27 PM (No. 529187)
“Hmmm, dere, dat lootah looks like he needs shootin’!”
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 9/2/2020 3:59:41 PM (No. 529294)
I'm pretty sure I need a new Ferrari. Perhaps I can steal one in Contra Cost county.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow 9/2/2020 6:36:30 PM (No. 529421)
Don't tell me she is black and just happens to know Soros or members of his organization~~!! What a piece of trash!!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: or gate 9/2/2020 6:52:31 PM (No. 529445)
The communist thing to do.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: XCenturion 9/3/2020 2:33:26 AM (No. 529745)
Loot her house at 2AM and see how this radical DA likes it.
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