Business owners go into the clink; looters come out. Call it the George Soros philosophy of criminal justice.
In St. Louis, a full three dozen people who were arrested during recent unrest over George Floyd’s death have been released — and according to the Missouri attorney general, that’s all thanks to the city’s Soros-elected prosecutor, the Washington Examiner reports.
Like many cities across America, St. Louis has been the scene of violent unrest and looting sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody early last week. As of Tuesday morning, 36 people had been arrested in St. Louis since Sunday, a majority of them during a spasm of violence on Monday night into Tuesday that saw four cops get shot, and a black police chief, David Dorn, killed by looters, as Fox News reported.
But all 36 people have since been released without charges, which might have included crimes like burglary, property damage, assault, interfering with arrest, stealing, and trespassing, the Examiner noted.
Now, the state’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmidt, is outraged at Kim Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, for failing to bring charges.
“In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Schmitt tweeted Wednesday, sharing a video of gunshots being fired.
According to Fox, Gardner’s office responded that “a few cases involving stealing from the looting incidents were referred to our office” but said “we need essential evidence from the police.”
For his part, Soros has been accused of seeking to reform the criminal justice system to adopt a progressive, far-left philosophy that prioritizes keeping jails as thinly populated as possible. The progressive billionaire has done this by donating to various candidates for prosecutors’ offices around the country, including Gardner, who received money from a Soros group in 2016, the Examiner reported.
Ironically (or maybe not), the Soros philosophy of criminal justice is shared by the far-left agitators who have been suspected to play a role in the riots, and who have called for such drastic reforms as defunding the police.
At a presser on Tuesday, Gardner expressed frustration over the violence that erupted Monday night.
“What happened last night was not about non-violent protests. What happened last night was a small amount of individuals, who chose to benefit off pain and suffering of our community,” Gardner said, according to the local KMOV.
Who could have possibly seen this coming?