DALLAS - Gov. Greg Abbott criticized the Dallas County District Attorney’s plan for criminal justice reform.
DA John Creuzot, a Democrat, announced last week that he will no longer prosecute theft of what he calls necessary items like food that are worth less than $750.
Gov. Abbott, a Republican, said if someone is hungry they could just steal some food. If cold, they could steal a coat. He asked where it ends.
Dallas Co. District Attorney stokes crime by refusing to prosecute theft of personal items worth less than $750. If someone is hungry they can just steal some food. If cold, steal a coat. Where does it end? It's wealth redistribution by theft. #txlege https://t.co/dqfYogr4NX— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 15, 2019
Creuzot also said he would not prosecute the mentally ill for criminal trespassing or first-time misdemeanor marijuana offenders, among other things.