Man shot on Westminster Street has died; 2 arrested, Mayor points to court system

Mayor blames court system policies for “repeat violent offenders.”

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Springfield, Mass – The Mayor had some harsh words for “catch and release” after an individual was arrested for a stolen and loaded handgun – only to be released for FREE 2 days later and arrested again for his involvement in an armed robbery and shooting death.

“Donte King was just arrested on stolen and loaded gun charges on July 3rd and
promptly let go by our court system. Oh, I know some judges and defense attorneys will say, ‘Mr.Mayor, you don’t understand the bail system, its only supposed to be to make sure a violent repeat offender comes back to court’ – well, Mr. King did, but now it’s to do with a fatal shooting – ‘what the hell does it take to hold and keep these repeat violent offenders off our streets and out of our
neighborhoods!” – Mayor Sarno


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