Samuel Sean Collington was a student at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was killed Sunday night during an attempted robbery near his apartment off campus. Philadelphia police identified the suspect in the murder as 17-year-old Latif Williams. Williams turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued.
While this is a tragic incident in and of itself, it's even worse because Williams shouldn't have been out of jail in the first place, but for Philadelphia's George Soros-backed soft-on-crime District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Williams has a lengthy criminal history, as local crime blog Big Trial reported. Four years ago, he was arrested after allegedly robbing and assaulting another college student at Temple. There is no surviving record of how that case was resolved, according to Big Trial. In July 2019, he was locked up after allegedly selling drugs. Krasner withdrew the charges against him in August 2020.
In May 2020, Williams was arrested again on charges of burglary, rioting, and looting during the George Floyd riots in Philadelphia. In September 2020, Krasner once again withdrew all the charges against him.
Williams was arrested again in November 2020 on charges of selling drugs. Once again, Krasner’s office withdrew those charges in September 2021.
Most recently, in August 2021, Williams was charged with eight crimes, including aggravated assault, robbery, armed carjacking, and possession of an unlicensed gun. A judge initially set bail at $200,000 monetary. Less than a week later, inexplicably, a judge lowered the bail to $200,000 unsecured. This means Williams did not have to post any money and could stay out of jail. The judge ordered Williams to serve house arrest.
Krasner's office once again refused to hold Williams accountable, failing even to file an appeal regarding the change in bail.
In a fair and just world, Krasner and his office, as well as Soros, who has underwritten his career of coddling criminals, would be held accountable for Collington's death. Their malfeasance and incompetence directly contributed to his murder. How many chances does a person get to commit a crime and harm others before that person is held accountable and placed in jail or forced to undergo an actual trial?
Sadly, there are too many stories similar to that of Williams in Philadelphia. Krasner's office deliberately keeps criminals out of jail, and the criminals put innocent people into cemeteries. The city, founded in 1682, just set a record for homicides in a year, and there are still 28 days left in 2021. How many more innocent people have to die in Philadelphia?