Friday, June 17, 2016

Is It Deja Vu?

Is it deja vu? At the end of last month, I wrote a two-part blog expressing my frustration at the criminal justice system's lack of accountability. I see these examples almost daily. But today, I have an example too shocking not to share. It’s another story of a criminal who was placed on probation less than four months before playing a part in the homicide of a 23-year old mother on June 12.

I was, unfortunately, not surprised to learn the suspect, Davante Lindsey, was on probation at the time he participated in a narcotics sale and an attempt robbery which led to a MURDER 2ND charge.

His case is not dissimilar to the cases discussed in my May blog. The facts are almost identical. Lindsey was charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest and Property Damage 1st on July 24, 2015. He pled GUILTY and was sentenced to three years probation just this February.

This is, yet, another case where probation taught the suspect absolutely nothing. I'm frustrated. Are you frustrated yet?

Davante Lindsey's 2015 charges and booking photo.

Davante Lindsey's 2016 charges and booking photo.