Who cares about the District Attorney Races? by Tom Reynolds
Portland Oregon District Attorney Mike Schmidt refuses to prosecute rioters and admits to being an “old buddy” to an Antifa militant. Schmidt campaigned for ending cash bail. In an interview, Schmidt said, "...I think our criminal justice system very much fails victims..." But he was referring to “the vast majority of perpetrators” as the victims. About riots he said, "This dystopian image that is being painted nationally is not at all what it looks like on our streets”. (I guess we imagined the images of burning buildings and cars.)
On July 30th, Fox News reported, “St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner… announced her office was bringing felony charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who brandished guns outside their home as protesters marched by in June. The McCloskeys have said many times they were defending themselves, with tensions high in St. Louis and other cities over race and law enforcement”.
About Kim Gardner, the Washington Times reported on June 4th that, “At least 36 people have been arrested on felony charges related to violent protests in St. Louis since May 29, and every one of them had the charges against them dismissed, according to a St. Louis police department spokesman”.
Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes has an unusual approach to prosecuting rioters.The Post Millenial reported on June 23rd, “The DA's office has received 37 misdemeanor cases so far from the latest civil unrest in Seattle. Many are for obstructing police, but the list includes half a dozen assaults, theft, reckless endangerment and attempted property damage. Holmes said he hopes to refer these protesters to “Choose 180, a restorative justice program with a proven track record.” However, Choose 180 is one of the groups that was part of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP).
The Post Millenial also reported, “Holmes…under fire for not prosecuting crimes long before the current violent rioting, looting and protests rocked Seattle. Seattle and King County have a track record of releasing violent Antifa activists. In 2019 business groups in Seattle commissioned a report on 100 prolific offenders who were terrorizing downtown Seattle residents and businesses. The report blamed a ‘revolving door’ justice system that a criminal could be arrested in Seattle over 70 times and still be released or diverted for treatment rather than incarceration”.
Townhall reported on July 7th, about Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, “…has been heavily criticized throughout his 10+ years as the DA of New York County for inserting his own progressive politics into the rule of law. After decades of low crime rates and a thriving economy in NYC following a major crackdown in policing and enforcing the rule of law, it seems Vance, with the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, are determined to undo all the hard work of the NYPD and the people of the city”.
The New American reports on January 28th, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said, “My parents were all dedicated to fighting U.S. imperialism around the world. I’m dedicated to the same thing”. (His parents are convicted murderers.) CBS News reported about Boudin on January 23rd, “San Francisco's top prosecutor announced his office will no longer ask for cash bail as a condition for defendants' pretrial release”.
What do all these District Attorneys have in common? They are all Progressive Democrats. (Some of them, and many others not mentioned here, were funded in their campaigns by George Soros, the Progressive billionaire who hates the U.S.A.) They were also elected to their positions by the voters!
Pay attention to that last statement. They were also elected to their positions by the voters. Do you know any gun owners who refuse to vote? This is what happens when people refuse to participate in our republic on its most elementary level: voting. It isn’t just the presidency and other offices at the top of the ballot that matter; down ballot races for judges and D.A.’s can and will effect your future.
Can’t happen here? Don’t vote and find out.