Harris County and Houston liberals are basically letting everyone out of jail for free and the recidivism rate is skyrocketing.

And now, one police chief is now slamming the judges and politicians who he says allowed it to happen.

Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger says that this exact type of leniency when it comes to ‘criminal justice reform’ is allowing dangerous criminals back into the communities with no way to keep them from committing violent acts.

Bruegger says this was the exact case with Texas resident Alex Guajardo. 

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Alex Guajardo was let out of jail twice on PR Bonds. Then he murdered his pregnant wife. (Pasadena Police/Adobe Stock)

 

Court documents show Alex Guajardo, 22, of Pasadena was released from custody on a PR bond last Thursday after he was charged with assault of a family member during a domestic dispute.

To provide some context, a “PR Bond” is a personal recognizance bond  Basically you get out of jail on your promise to appear in court.  A “get out of jail free” bond, if you will. These types of bonds are usually reserved for very minor misdemeanors and first time offenders. 

“My outrage and alarm has to do with Mr. Guajardo’s past,” Bruegger said in a video. 

But when Guajardo got out… his violent streak continued.

Police say they received a 911 call from Guajardo last Saturday, where he claimed he had just stabbed his wife and needed help.

Guajardo’s wife, Caitlynn Rose Guajardo, 20, was four months pregnant. When emergency crews arrived at the scene in the 1900 block of Southmore Avenue, authorities said Alex Guajardo came out covered in his wife’s blood. 

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Police say the woman was brutally stabbed at least 20 times during Guajardo’s tirade. She was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Now the death of the 20-year-old woman and her unborn child lies at the feet of the Texas judges who let him out of jail and back into the home where he was able to kill.

And get this. On May 5, Alex Guajardo was arrested and charged with DWI — second offense and failure to stop and give information. He was released on a PR bond, according to jail documents. 

 

Then again in the days prior to the attack, police arrested Guajardo after discovering that he had hit his wife repeatedly in the face. When authorities took him into custody, they also found a dead pet cat in a bag of liquid. Guajardo admitted to killing it.

That’s twice that Guajardo was in jail in the last few months — and twice that he was released on a promise to appear. 

These judges knew they were dealing with a violent repeat offender. 

So why wasn’t he behind bars? Why was he allowed to be released into the community to commit more violent acts?

 

This so-called ‘bail reform’ is responsible for the death of innocent lives.

Bruegger slammed the bond leniency, bringing up other similar cases.

Mynel Tucker is a 32-year-old man who was arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon, violation of a protective order, criminal mischief and discharging a weapon in a municipality. Police say before he was arrested Tucker fired a gun several times in public, striking a vehicle. 

Bruegger says that again, Tucker has a concerning past that includes arrests for other weapons violations. In the past he was let go on a $100 bond, and then just days later, attacked a family member with a gun.

Though the District Attorney’s offices have been asking for high bonds in these cases, they’ve been denied. 

 

“I am shocked. I am outraged. And I am saddened by these cases,” Bruegger said. 

Though critics have told Bruegger to ‘stay in his lane’, he admitted that he can no longer stay silent about what he’s seeing. 

Why are we letting people out on these PR Bonds? These aren’t victimless property crimes. These are criminal cases that involve real victims, violence, weapons and risk of significant harm to the community. This can’t continue to be the way that we do things.

Judges – are you listening?

 

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