STOCKTON- Yesterday was the deadline to release prisoners in county jails across the state after an order was issued by the Judicial Counsel’s Emergency $0 Bail Order. The misguided reasoning was to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, in San Joaquin there were zero cases in the jail of coronavirus. Sheriff Withrow released this statement in the evening warming that the move would “jeopardize public safety”:
Not even a full day later one of those prisoners released early, Jason Gaul, was arrested for attempting to steal a vehicle.
Stockton Police releases a statement:
“This morning, at 7:27 am, officers responded to the 3900 block of West Lane on a report of a suspect attempting to steal a vehicle and located the suspect inside the vehicle. The suspect ignored the officers’ commands and resisted when they tried to remove him from the vehicle. A taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Arrested was Jason Gaul, 33, for vehicle tampering and resisting arrest”.
What was he in jail for? Stealing a vehicle. According to Sheriff Withrow it was his 5th time and as soon as he’s booked he will have to be released yet again due to the $0 Bail order from the State of California.
Gee, if only someone could’ve seen this coming! New York tried it and failed EPICALLY. So then CA does it and again…fails. Now Oregon is doing it. I think stupidity is catching.