2020-06-18 12:53:24 UTC
By Stephanie Pagones
Published 18 hours ago
The man who randomly attacked a 92-year-old woman in New York City is a
serial offender who was on the streets after he only received
appearance tickets for his last three arrests, law enforcement sources
told Fox News.
Rashid Brimmage, 31, is a registered sex offender who has been arrested
103 times, including for allegedly sexually abusing a 13-year-old. But
he was given a court date for his three most recent arrests instead
rather than be held in police custody until arraignment.
He was previously nabbed on March 5, Feb. 17 and Feb. 4, each time for
assault, among other charges, but was given a DAT every time, according
to sources and criminal reports.
When a person is taken into police custody he or she is typically
either arrested and held until they can appear before a judge, who then
sets bail terms, or is given a desk appearance ticket, otherwise known
as a DAT, to return to court at a later date.
But even Brimmage’s status as a registered sex offender would likely
not be taken into account when issuing a DAT, a former high-ranking
police source told Fox News.
“In general, if it’s a misdemeanor, you get a DAT and it’s regardless
of your past criminal history,” the source said. “Your past criminal
history is not a determinant factor in if you get a DAT or not, and if
you’re a registered sex offender, that’s not a determinant factor in if
you get a DAT or not.”
As part of New York’s bail reform laws that took effect on Jan. 1 of
this year, law enforcement must issue a DAT if the defendant is being
charged with most misdemeanor offenses and even certain kinds of
felonies, according to the Center for Court Innovation.
We can thank the liberals for this.