Judge Sarah Backus granted bond to five terrorists, despite pleas from prosecutors to hold the extremists indefinitely. Then, just 24 hours later, Judge Backus received a “nasty surprise” which surely had her regretting her decision to free the terrorists.
On Monday, a Democratic state judge from New Mexico granted bail/bond to five Islamic radicals who were caught last week training abused children to be school shooters.
According to Downtrend, Judge Sarah Backus has a history of treating dangerous criminals with kid gloves. Just last month, she set a $10,000 bond for Rafael Orozco, a 24-year-old Taos man accused of battering his girlfriend, his newborn child, and a health care worker at Holy Cross Hospital in September 2016.
Police said Orozco prompted a lockdown at the hospital after punching his girlfriend as she breastfed their newborn in front of a male doctor. Cops said Orozco then grabbed the mother by the throat and slapped the baby.
Orozco reportedly fled the hospital and was arrested in Rio Arriba County a few months later. While in prison, Orozco was accused of other crimes, including obtaining Suboxone, an opioid medication, and pulling a fire alarm. A year later, he and his brother, Cristian Orozco, were charged with assaulting and threatening a guard.
In September, Backus approved an order to incarcerate Orozco at the Lea County Correctional Facility until his trial. His defense attorney recently filed a motion arguing for his release and last month, Backus ruled in his favor. [Source: Fox News]
In Monday’s case, Judge Backus denied a request by local prosecutors to keep five Islamic radicals locked up indefinitely as they await trial. And not just any random Islamic radicals — five who had been running a jihadi terrorist camp for children and who will likely continue plotting attacks upon their release.
Backus granted each suspect an unsecured bond, clearing the way for them to be released pending trial. Prosecutors argued that the suspects had trained children in the use of firearms in the rural compound and should remain in custody. But an attorney for one suspect said they were following religious rituals that might be viewed differently if they were white Christians instead of black Muslims. That surely tugged at the heartstrings of liberal Judge Backus, and she ultimately decided to let them go without regard to what other atrocities they might commit while awaiting trial.
“State prosecutors said there was evidence that some of the suspects could have been planning an attack, adding that [lead suspect Siraj Ibn] Wahhaj, who faces child abduction charges in Georgia, took weapons classes and books found at the compound described how to build firearms,” Australian station NTD reported.
Needless to say, the public was not happy about Backus’ decision. Fast forward to Tuesday evening, and reports were already breaking that the judge had started receiving death threats because of her outrageous ruling.
A New Mexico courthouse was evacuated Tuesday after a district judge who granted bond to five suspects accused of child abuse at a rural compound received a series of threats, officials said.
Backus has received more than 200 threats, according to Barry Massey, a spokesman for New Mexico Courts. Callers have threatened physical violence against Backus, including some people who threatened to slit Backus’ throat and smash her head, Massey said. People also lashed out on social media and also threatened court staff, Massey said.
Most callers have criticized the judge and the decision and called her names, such as “an Islamic terrorist sympathizer” or “disgusting garbage human,” Massey said. Massey said the Taos County Courthouse, which was evacuated, will remained closed until Wednesday. [Source: FOX6 NOW]
Oh, the irony! The leftist judge who just let five radical Islamic terrorists walk free has now become a victim of terrorism herself. And therein lies a fundamental difference between leftists and their conservative counterparts: Liberals never seem to care too much about the victims of crime until they themselves become victims. Only then does it begin to dawn on them that perhaps we ought to have consequences in place for those who break the law.
Hopefully, this is an eye-opening experience for Judge Backus. Hopefully, she learns that it is in no one’s best interest to put the feelings of terrorists before the safety of the general public. She probably wouldn’t want those who’ve been threatening her to be let off the hook as easily as she let the five terrorists go on Monday.