Philly: A Soros’ surrogate faces blowback

Posted: September 20, 2022 by chrisharper in crime
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By Christopher Harper

As crime in Philadelphia rages out of control, one of George Soros’ key legal eagles is facing increasing fallout, including from some Democrats.’

Bought and paid for by Soros, Larry Krasner is the district attorney for Philadelphia. As such, he has the worst record of bringing criminals to justice.

The state legislature recently convened a committee to investigate Krasner and his office and even issued a subpoena to have him testify.

But Krasner has refused to comply with the subpoena, calling it “illegal,” “anti-democratic,” and “wholly illegitimate.”

All five committee members formed to investigate Krasner’s actions— three Republicans and two Democrats — voted to hold Krasner in contempt for ignoring the subpoena. When the motion reached the floor of the House, the result was also a bipartisan condemnation of the district attorney. The chamber voted 162 to 38 to hold him in contempt, which included the votes of 10 Democratic members from Philadelphia.

Krasner faces the possibility of impeachment and conviction for failing to enforce illegal gun charges and letting other criminals off easy.

But there’s more. U.S. District Court Judge Mitchell Goldberg ordered Krasner to apologize personally to the family of a murder victim.

How did Krasner respond? Spokesperson Jane Roh told the press that they “strongly disagree with Judge Goldberg’s ruling and are evaluating our options.”

But there’s even more. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which Democrats control, recently criticized Krasner. In a 4-2 decision, the court attacked Krasner for his attempt to recast laws concerning the use of deadly force by police officers.

Justice Kevin Dougherty, a well-connected Democrat, wrote that Krasner appears to be ‘driven by a win-at-all-cost office culture’ that treats police officers differently than other criminal defendants. This is the antithesis of what the law expects of a prosecutor.”

Other progressive prosecutors face the same blowback around the country, as a bipartisan consensus has emerged that stopping crime is an essential part of the job. In a recall election, Chesa Boudin was ousted by San Franciscans, and George Gascon narrowly avoided a vote in Los Angeles.

Such recall elections do not exist in Pennsylvania. Here, impeachment is the only option.

I hope the state legislature, which fortunately has a Republican majority, will convince even more Democrats that Krasner has got to go.

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