By Chris Wright, 7/18/22
Last month, San Francisco voters, fed up with high crime, ousted progressive prosecutor Chesa Boudin in a recall election. The new DA has just cleaned house, firing 15 employees in a new emphasis on public safety. She vowed to hold “serious and repeat offenders accountable.” Put this together with the jurisdictions re-funding the police and walking back their no-cash bail policies, and it appears Woke criminal justice reform has passed its peak. Funny what happens when people get mugged by reality.
But there’s work left to do in many places. West Hollywood is reducing the size of its sheriff’s department despite the fact crime is up 137 percent. Chicago police are no longer allowed to chase people on foot. A one-man crime wave was arrested five times in ten days in New York City, after being released without bail for a slashing and other crimes. The New York subway stabber was released from jail the night before, having been given ‘time served’ for brandishing a knife at police. In all, violent crime is way up in New York and other cities controlled by Democrats.
Cashless bail, not letting police do their job, or getting rid of police officers entirely – we already know how these stories end, and they don’t end well. But hope springs eternal in the fantasyland of the mindless Left.
The stories will end just as badly in cities still stuck with progressive prosecutors. Steve Descano’s office in Fairfax, Virginia sought a light sentence for a man charged with assault and battery. The man went on to beat a 63-year-old woman to death at a bus stop. Next door in Loudon County, a judge removed the progressive prosecutor from a case for “deliberately misleading the Court and the public” in an attempt to ‘sell’ a plea deal. In Philadelphia, progressive prosecutor Larry Krasner dropped charges against three Antifa members who beat two Hispanic men. The progressive prosecutor in L.A., George Gascon, treated a 17-year-old repeat offender as a juvenile and asked the court to put him in a probation camp after the offender tried to kill a young mother and child, despite the fact the offender was on parole and violating the terms of his release at the time of the attack.
The puppetmaster behind all these progressive prosecutors is George Soros who has spent $40 million to elect 75 progressive prosecutors around the country. The man evidently wants to sow chaos and is spending his fortune to do it. Twenty-eight of his puppets signed an open letter after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade saying they will defy state laws that limit abortion. These lawless puppets want to play state legislature and decide what the laws should be, which is not their role. This is chaos. Before you say you kinda like the idea of not enforcing abortion laws, let’s change the facts: How would you like it if 28 Trump prosecutors said they would not enforce climate emergency laws?
On the Left, the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution. Woke criminal justice reform isn’t just about evening the score for the supposedly downtrodden and oppressed. It’s about creating chaos, to make society stink and push frustrated citizens into voting left-wing authoritarian governments into power to clean up the mess the authoritarians created in the first place. But Woke criminal justice reform is on the decline and, now, two progressive prosecutors have gone down to ignominious defeat at the polls. If the Left wants to create further chaos, they’re going to have to find another way to do it.
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