Watching COPS. They catch a guy who multiple people saw shooting a handgun in an alley. Of course he has a rap sheet a mile long.
What did they arrest him for?
Negligent Discharge within city limits. A misdemeanor.
Why nothing more?
Because in all his previous arrests for various offenses, the DA let him plead down for the easy conviction.
So another lifelong petty criminal, obviously on his way towards more serious offenses, will be let loose out on the streets because the "Criminal Justice System" isn't really interested in reducing crime.