The severity of these crimes appears to be on the rise. Juan-Carlos Cruz has been accused of soliciting murder-for-hire.
It would be hard to find someone critical of putting a murderer–or in Cruz’ case, an alleged murderer–behind bars. The community is undeniably a safer place with Cruz off the streets.
Critics charge that offenders such as Cruz are low-hanging fruit. Perhaps the authorities would be wise to invest their energies in bringing down America’s culinary crimelord: