They've reduced penalties for a range of offenses, so that miscreants will no longer attract a jail sentence long enough to threaten illegal alien offenders with deportation. The list includes:
Class 1 offenses, which carry a maximum jail one-year jail sentence and/or a $999 fine.
- Bias-motivated offenses
- Sexually-motivated offenses
- Offenses against at-risk persons
- Assault on a law enforcement officer
- Assault with serious bodily harm
- Assault with strangulation
- Habitual domestic violence offender
Class 2 offenses, which carry a maximum 60-day jail sentence and no fine.
- Sitting or lying in the public right-of-way
- Unauthorized camping on public or private property prohibited
- Urinating or defecating in public
- Curfews and closures
- Storage and loading
- Solicitation on or near street or highway
As Hotair points out:
Aren’t all women supposed to be able to feel safe in their own homes? But now, in Denver, you’ll need to have your husband or boyfriend beat you down and be dragged off by the police three times before it will be treated as something more than a “petty offense.” And why? Just so the City Council can stick their collective thumb in the eye of immigration law enforcement and make sure that the green card holder who is knocking your teeth out can’t be deported.
There's more at the link.
One does wonder how they're going to handle repeat offenders. San Francisco already shows the effects of reducing penalties on misdemeanor offenses like public urination and defecation (coupled with a reduction in public sanitary facilities). Will Denver now suffer similar problems? I wouldn't be at all surprised.
Denver's already one of the most liberal cities in America. I suspect that with this latest ordinance, the liberal chickens there are about to start clucking like mad, as they realize that their eagerness to thwart the enforcement of US law as far as illegal aliens are concerned is going to land more and bigger problems right in their own back yard. One hopes they learn from the experience . . . but moonbats seldom do.