PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― An area judge is coming under fire after comments apparently praising suspects in a Northeast Philadelphia robbery for their tactics and downgrading the charges against them.
Raymond Ditri and James Pietrafitta were facing charges in the robbery of a Wawa at the corner of Torresdale and Levick in April. The two suspects were apparently given credit by Judge Nazario Jimenez for allegedly committing the crime without the use of a weapon.
Before a crowded court room, Jimenez said in part:
"…let's hope that if anybody is going to rob any place that it's done this way. Let's give credit where credit is due. No weapons were used…" (H/T - CBS3)
And people wonder why events like last week's violent arrest happened? It's because we get zero support from the police commissioner, the mayor, his administration, and the court system.