During a segment on “CNN This Morning,” hosts Phil Mattingly and Erica Hill expressed genuine surprise upon learning the reason behind migrants released into the United States committing crimes in New York City rather than Florida. The discussion arose in light of the recent case involving six migrants who allegedly attacked two New York City police officers near a shelter in Times Square.
According to WABC-TV, five of the six individuals arrested and charged were released without bail, with four of them believed to have boarded a bus headed for California.
The sixth defendant, Yohenry Brito, 24, is currently being held in custody on a $15,000 bail or a $50,000 bond due to his positive identification in video footage of the attack, aided by a distinctive tattoo, as reported by the New York Post.
WATCH: A large mob of illegals attack New York City police officers and are later released without bail.
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Miller provided an explanation on CNN regarding the criminal records of the accused individuals.
“These individuals — I went over their rap sheets yesterday: multiple charges, grand larceny, robbery, attempted robbery,” he told the hosts.
“This particular crew operated on mopeds and scooters. They were doing organized retail theft. They were doing snatches on the street: iPhones, iPads, clothing, so on and so forth,” Miller recounted. “One of them that they are still seeking has 10 charges on one day, because he’s part of pattern that’s been going on.”
“What the detectives are telling me is, they have crews here that operate in New York, do all their stealing, then go to Florida to spend the money, and then come back,” Miller said.
He said he asked his law enforcement contacts, “Why don’t they just stay and steal in Florida?”
“Because there, you go to jail” was the response he received.
Hill responded, “Oh,” while Mattingly said, “Wow.”
The following awkward pause is so very telling:
CNN's Erica Hill quite literally stunned speechless after CNN's John Miller said migrants steal in NY, spend in FL, but return to NY because they'll actually be held accountable in the sunshine state:
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