Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot plans to no longer prosecute petty crimes.
Under the guise of trying to protect minorities, Creuzot wants the DA’s office to focus more on “serious crimes” in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board pushed back against Creuzot’s plan. It claimed that it “has the potential to send the wrong message about our tolerance for any crime in this county.”
The Editorial Board continued, saying that Creuzot’s plan “may go too far in the other direction, particularly at a time when residents across this region are worried about increased crime in their neighborhoods, from package theft to car break-ins.”
Creuzot declared that he will no longer prosecute theft of personal items worth less than $750 unless there was financial gain […]
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