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    Soros-backed St. Louis Prosecutor Ensures All Arrested Looters and Rioters Released From Jail

    Soros-backed St. Louis Prosecutor Ensures All Arrested Looters and Rioters Released From Jail

    “every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner”
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    Back in 2018, Katy Grimes wrote about leftist billionaire George Soros funneling millions into U.S. District Attorney races across the country.

    Apparently, the investment is paying off now.  Soros-backed Saint Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner reportedly declined to prosecute those arrested for looting and rioting.  More than 30 people were released from jail.

    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports:

    The more than 30 people arrested during two nights of protests in St. Louis have been released from jail, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    The release of the 36 drew a rebuke from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who criticized city prosecutors.

    Two were released after being issued a summons, eight were released after prosecutors refused to immediately file charges and the remainder were released while police apply for charges, the spokeswoman, Michelle Woodling, said in an email.

    Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s spokeswoman, Allison Hawk, said in an email that police only sought charges in “a few” cases of stealing during looting, and prosecutors refused charges because they wanted more investigation. “In an effort to hold the offenders accountable, we need essential evidence from the police. These matters remain under investigation,” she wrote.

    Back in 2016 when Gardner was running for Circuit Attorney, she came under fire for accepting the help of a Soros-backed PAC.

    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reported at the time:

    Updated at noon Aug. 1 with information on a third large donation to candidate Kim Gardner from George Soros-backed ‘super PAC.’

    Kimberly Gardner, one of four Democrats running for St. Louis circuit attorney in the Aug. 2 primary, is taking heat for a new political ad paid for with money from a national super PAC that is at least partly funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.

    The new internet and cable TV ad was financed by a federally registered campaign committee from Washington called the Safety & Justice Committee. It was established in June and reported $30,000 in initial funds from Soros. No other contributors were listed as of its last public filing June 30.

    . . . . Joe Steiger, president of the police union, said he believes that Soros also funded out-of-state activists to escalate protests into riots in Ferguson after the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of Michael Brown, 18.

    “It’s pretty insulting,” Steiger said Friday of the contribution to Gardner. “It’s more important for people to realize that calling for ‘black lives matter’ and ‘blue lives matter’ is not an opposite proposition.”

    . . . . Gardner said Friday that she has no regrets about assistance from the super PAC. She said the latest donation is paying for the TV and online ad, and that the committee’s mission aligns with her platform to reform the criminal justice system and restore trust in the community.

    . . . .  Soros, a prominent backer of liberal causes, has supported Democrats in similar district attorney races around the country, including Chicago, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, according to published news reports.

    Here are some of our previous posts about Soros’ involvement in DA races.

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    BierceAmbrose | June 4, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Well, in case it wasn’t clear … we can’t let any of these people in to be assistant dog catcher or town hall janitorm, let alone anything more impactful.

    Along with political remedies, we need to get real.

    You may disagree with the strategy, the function, or the job. Even so, you can’t “take” the job, then not do it. There’s a word for that — several, actually.

    As Maggie Thatcher said: “First you win the argument, then you win the vote.”

    Make them win the argument, and the vote — the law, not people injected, as “personnell is policy.”

    “There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea – God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.” – Elizabeth Warren, 2011

    About that ‘marauding bands’ thing …

    MarkJ | June 7, 2020 at 9:01 am

    President Trump should send Kimberly Gardner a nice fruit basket and thank you card for her in-kind contribution to his successful reelection campaign. Sweet Jesus, Missouri will surely go as Red as a newborn baby’s rear end this fall.

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