King County judge on why repeat offenders get no punishment: “We’re just talking about property crime”

As I’ve told you about many times, demorat-run Seattle/King County has a serious problem with homeless criminals and repeat offenders. See the following examples:

Seattle repeat offender attacks man outside courthouse; was just released from jail earlier this month
Homeless harassing King County Courthouse workers: “It’s a reflection of the courthouse location”
How many convictions does it take for Seattle City Attorney to place a homeless criminal in jail after his latest assault?
Resident in liberal utopia of Seattle who has been targeted by homeless: “Our community is just falling apart
Violent repeat offender in Seattle assaults toddler with coffee, two days after his jail release

A study done earlier this year showed that repeat offenders cycle through “with little accountability and no apparent impact on their behavior.”

Part of the problem? The “justice system” and court laws don’t work to protect law-abiding citizens and their property that criminals damage.

Judge Jim Rogers

King County Superior Court Presiding Judge James Rogers did an interview with that was very revealing. Excerpts from his interview:

“…according to court rules, people charged with crimes that are not capital crimes should be released on personal recognizance, unless they 1) fail to appear in court, 2) intimidate witnesses, or 3) are highly likely to re-offend.

“With Mr. Chilcott (repeat offender), because it wasn’t a violent crime that was charged, we’re just talking about property crime,” Rogers said, adding, “I’m not saying he didn’t act violently with police when they tried to arrest him, but there was no underlying charge, so we’re really looking, in our view, at a property crime.”

While judges “are bound by criminal rules approved by the Washington State Supreme Court — and they do give a very strong presumption of release, unless certain factors are met,” they still “take the rights of victims seriously.”

The “presumption of release” is likely stronger with property crimes than with violent crimes, Rogers guessed. He said that the jail is full of people charged with violent crimes who do not get set free on their own recognizance.

“When it comes to a property crime, we’re really restricted to talking about whether or not they’re going to appear [in court],” he said.”

Read the whole story here.

Both the City of Seattle and King County prosecutors are progressives who are committed to “criminal justice reform.”

So much so that property crime is not considered a major offense. Criminals KNOW what they can get away with and KNOW that they will not do serious time for breaking the law.

After all it’s just YOUR property being destroyed, not theirs.


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Dr. Eowyn

Bet Judge Jim Rogers will feel differently when it’s his property that’s stolen/violated.


Maybe not, if the people he’s protecting aren’t as likely to destroy his property, and/or if he has the financial means to easily/readily replace any such affected property… not all of us are so blessed. It’s all part of the dumbing-down of law enforcement. It will get to the point that certain elements won’t prosecute unless a life is taken. And then even that won’t count unless there was a “hate crime” involved with a protected class, of which I’m not a member (being, through little fault of my own, a white, male, conservative, hetero, Christian human over 40 —… Read more »

Tex Clark
Tex Clark

So true.
Read Peggy Noonan: Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected.
Key paragraph:
“The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.”

Dr. Eowyn

Worse still, the privileged and “protected” class have only contempt for the American people:


New York is going “No Bail” on most crimes. I have seen the list and it is amazing… Hopefully the offenders relocate to the sanctuary cities!!


Wow! The jaw-dropping stupidity of this man is hard to grasp!


Socialists and communists think our private property is their communal property to “borrow . . . permanently.” Americans have no worse enemy than the Democrat Party of Crime, which want convicts to vote because they know multiple studies based on convict admissions confirm Democrats commit nearly all crime, consistent with the fact that every version of Democrat government is organized crime.


Please….some methhead take a steaming sh* t on or in his Mercedes.
Break all the windows to get in too.
And do it every day


I wonder how many days in a row it will take for the honorable Jim Rogers to consider him a repeat or likely to repeat offender in that case?

Tex Clark
Tex Clark

I live in King county- this is no joke. It is not safe by the courthouse. It isn’t safe in most of downtown, period.
Poor leadership has hurt Seattle, and there is little hope it will change any time soon.
If you were thinking about coming here, don’t. Or at least come armed.


When one steals someone else’s property, they are stealing part of their lives.

Throw their ass in the slammer.