This is the reason that New York City, and other major cities, are becoming a hellscape of crime.
An aspiring teen rapper, arrested for shooting a police offer, was just released from prison on bond and as he left the jail he was greeted with fist bumps by people who thought what he did was something to celebrate., The New York Post reported.
Camrin Williams, who goes by the rap name C Blu, posted bond after being arrested and housed in a Brooklyn juvenile facility after the shooting of a 27-year-old cop in Belmont.
“If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we’re about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release,” NYPD Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch fumed.
“This individual chose to carry illegal guns twice,” he said. “He chose to fight with and shoot a New York City police officer. There’s no reason to believe he won’t do the exact same thing when he’s out on the street tonight.
“Shame on Judge Denis Boyle for allowing this to happen,” the PBA president said. “The people of the Bronx won’t be safe as long as he’s on the bench.”
The judge has come under fire before on claims that he has been too lenient towards juvenile defendants, but the court says the anger is misplaced.
“The ire that the PBA president is projecting on the judge, who is following the law, should be directed at the individuals who promulgate those laws,” a spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration , Lucian Chalfen, said.
The rapper’s attorney, Dawn Florio, said her scummy client will continue to focus on his music.
“Camrin has been released and will be back to his regular productive life of focusing on schoolwork and his music career,” she said.
The rapper was arrested after police responded to an incident of an unruly crowd at Lorillard Place.
The subject would not take his hands out of his pockets and fought with police.
As the struggle ensued a gun that the juvenile was holding went off and struck Office Kaseem Pennant and hit Williams in the groin.
He has a prior gun possession charge from 2020 as a juvenile and was on probation for that at the time of the incident.
Prosecutors in the case asked that he be held without bond but Judge Boyle set his bond at $250,000 and the rapper planned to use $15,000 from his advance with Interscope Records to pay the required deposit for the bond
Judge Boyle came under fire in an op-ed by The Post Editorial Board in November for being too lienient on teen thugs.
Boyle’s leniency in other cases may well have cost lives: In May, he sprung reputed gang member Steven Mendez, granting him probation for participating in an armed robbery and shooting last year; prosecutors had asked for up to four years in prison. Mendez is now accused of killing college student Saikou Koma, 21, last month.
In June, Boyle shaved bail — from $75,000 to just $10,000 — for another reputed gangbanger, Alberto Ramirez, who quickly hit the streets and, cops say, killed a 34-year-old father of two. And the list goes on.