By Collin Jones | 1 September 2020
THE POST MILLENNIAL — A district attorney in California reportedly told members of law enforcement that they should consider the needs of looters before deciding to charge them with looting.
Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton expressed her view that officers should consider whether “the target business” was “open or closed” at the time the looting took place, and “what was the manner and means” by which the looters had managed to get inside the business, the Daily Wire reported.
The charging guidelines were laid out by Jennifer Van Laar of RedState, which are as follows:
1.) Was this theft offense substantially motivated by the state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which occurred contemporaneous to the declared state of emergency? […]