The numbers just don’t lie. A Barry Bond’s performance enhancing landmark total of 72 convictions, including 14 felonies. The horrific and unsettling reality is that these skewed members do no numerically represent the criminal habits of a street gang or a satellite cartel syndicate. Inexplicably, the statistics paint a volatile and violent portrait of an individual resident on the streets smack dab in the vortex of Seattle, reports KOMO-TV.
Amazingly, 55-year-old Francisco Calderon has not killed anyone yet during his unprecedented and disturbing run of breaking the law. Even more disgusting is the reaction of city attorney Pete Holmes and his lackluster approach to a coddling rehabilitative method in dealing with the baddest of the bad guys, instead of a tough love call to action that removes violent repeat offenders from the streets in embracing public safety.
Welcome to the jungle of Seattle, where in the land of opposites, law abiding citizens fall below the pecking order of criminals, drug users, and homelessness, as tax payer dollars are thrown into the ambiguous expanses of a vacuum in funding the unfeasible nightmarish pension plans of powerful unions representing public employees. The caveat to the dangerous streets of derelict vehicles, homeless and frightening individuals such as Mr. Calderon is that the average full-time city employee makes over $100 thousand per year, and the city council facilitates the annual attempt to enact stringent gun laws, hamstringing the Constitutional right of self-defense. Using the power of positive thought in preventing a violent incident rather than utilizing a concealed firearm, is burned into the front cortex of local lawmakers. Add to the toxic mix the policy of Holmes and other bureaucrats as spineless apologists bent on skewing criminal statistics in winning elections by preventing law enforcement officials from making arrests to blatant violators, and it is simply a matter of time before the downtown corridor becomes uninhabitable.
That latest indiscretion of Calderon allegedly involved sucker punching a complete stranger. Fortunately, the judge in case, Ed Mckenna, reached his limit of tolerance for plea deals and a soft stance on crime, and chose to go all in on the maximum sentence, a decision not popular with Holmes. Shockingly, or not so in the case of a politicized judge, the city attorney publicly admonished the ruling of Mckenna and proceeded to unleash an ideological diatribe swimming in philosophical oversights and basically welcoming the career criminal element to Seattle with promises of leniency, public treatment programs, and a loving slap on the wrist for kicking an elderly woman.
Holmes, who does not face reelection until 2021, and the dream team of politicians turned societal engineers, in serving criminal offenders, rather than the law abiding citizens, plan to up the ante and open tax-payer funded heroin dens, complete with health care professionals on site to limit the possibility of an overdose. How about extending this courtesy to the sports bars around the stadiums in assisting those who have consumed five too many esoteric microbrews crafted from the tears of bald eagles, or offering nightly housing for those who want to party and engage in adult activities? If one can imagine it, it is certainly possible in Seattle, and the icon for the city is no longer a totem pole, but a vagrant sporting a creepy van camped in front a family home on a side street, the pair of dogs and visitors throughout all hours of the day belligerent and creating a ski mountain of trash.
At the very least, locals are safe from Calderon for at least six months, as frustratingly, he can earn an early release for good behavior. Hmm, apparently the 73rd time he commits a heinous act of violence in public is the magic number where Holmes and company realize that hand holding, hugs, and rehabilitation is not the universal solution in dealing with bad mofos.
Read the KOMO-TV story here.