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Kimberly Gardner is the St. Louis prosecutor who caused a warrant to be served on the McCloskeys, the couple that brandished, but did not fire, guns when a mob broke into their property and threatened them. Gardner has threatened to prosecute the McCloskeys for violent assault.
Gardner’s record as St. Louis Circuit Attorney is abysmal. I’m told that her conviction rate is only around 20 percent in cases tried to verdict. That’s an astoundingly low success rate given all of the advantages prosecutors have.
But Gardner operates with a handicap. Competent prosecutors don’t want to work for her.
Her office has experienced a more than 100 percent turnover in staff since she took office in 2017.
An impressive statistic...
More than 65 attorneys with a combined experience of over 460 years in prosecutorial experience have departed during this three-and-half year period. Even some of the attorneys she hand picked have since quit.
Goodness. At least she is consistent.
Gardner seems eager to prosecute a white couple for displaying firearms to deter a mob that terrorized them. Unfortunately, her enthusiasm for prosecution did not extend to rioters who terrorized St. Louis. Reportedly, she had all 36 of those arrested during the recent St. Louis riots released.
Fortunately, Gardner faces a serious challenger in next month’s Democratic primary. That challenger is Mary Pat Carl.
Carl served in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office for 14 years. She was its lead prosecutor in homicide cases. She worked thousands of cases and, unlike Gardner, had a record of success.
Currently, Carl is a partner in a major St. Louis law firm. Mark Arnold, our friend and a longtime Power Line reader, is also a partner there. He strongly backs Carl in this race.
Carl does not share all of my views on criminal law. If she did, she would stand no chance of winning the Democratic primary, which, for St. Louis, is the only game in town. Instead, Carl is like the Northern Virginia Democratic competent and conscientious incumbent prosecutors we backed against Soros-funded radicals.
Like those prosecutors, Carl’s positions are sensible. She wants to mend fences with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. "I think you can hold the police accountable, without going to war with the police," she says.
Carl also wants to build up the prosecutors’ office. Under Gardner, it is down to around 20 attorneys. She wants to return it to around 50.
Most importantly, Carl understands that the job of the St. Louis prosecutor is to promote community safety in St. Louis. Indeed, that’s the message at the top of her campaign website.
Kim Gardner isn’t promoting community safety, she is undermining it. Undermining it by releasing rioters, by losing a shocking percentage of her cases, and by persecuting the McCloskeys for scaring away those who threatened to harm them. On top of everything else, Gardner is crooked.
...the Chinese-American child of a military family, she lost both legs when the helicopter she was in the right seat of in Iraq was shot down by jihadis, the first female double amputee of the second Iraq war. She then served in the Illinois National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel while working for the state and federal governments until she ran for Congress in 2012, where she has been ever since....
is no longer an afterthought in the Democratic veepstakes.
The Illinois senator and Purple Heart recipient has landed squarely in the conversation after a high-profile clash with Tucker Carlson last week and her advocacy against politicization of the military in the weeks prior.
The attention hasn't escaped Biden's vetting team. It has stepped up information-gathering on Duckworth recently, scrutinizing her legislative record and talking to her colleagues, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
A contingent of Duckworth-for-VP backers, including high-dollar donors and a politically active veterans group,
...which one? Odd that they don’t name it...
has intensified efforts on her behalf in the past two weeks, pushing her as the best choice for Biden’s running mate.
"I’ve been working my rear end off, trying to get Joe to look at her favorably," Joe Cotchett, a longtime friend of Biden’s and prominent West Coast Biden bundler, told POLITICO. Cotchett said Duckworth’s no-nonsense response to Carlson has further elevated her prospects.
[BIZPACREVIEW] A mail carrier in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to election fraud after admitting he altered requests for absentee voter ballots.
The 47-year-old postal carrier, Thomas Cooper, is facing prison after being charged in May for reportedly changing the political affiliation on several mail-in ballots. He pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of "Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election" and one count of "Injury to the Mail," according to the Department of Justice.
She failed at her very basic task of protecting her people. SO on a note about the political class. The local politicians ALWAYS surrenders to the attacking forces. If you look at this as an attack on America, not as a simple riot, then it only goes to play out as mayors and the politicos fold. I cant find many time in history when the locals did not fold and embrace the enemy. Now this mayor has to face the facts of her cowardice and collusion. She will forever live in the shame of what she did.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
07/13/2020 11:06 Comments ||
So, she talk to the microphone without a mask. Do they sterilize it between users?
The usual way to manage such liability is to make potential office holder purchase a bond or insurance against the possible bad outcome. It will, by the nature of the size of the potential losses, be very expensive and contingent on their signing an agreement to take all available and necessary measures to prevent the loss.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/13/2020 7:22 Comments ||
I'll settle for - if you allow the barbarians to burn or loot a person's home or business, all property taxes are suspended till its rebuilt or restocked.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/13/2020 13:13 Comments ||
If we're doing the French Revolution again, can we skip to the part where all the current revolutionaries are killed and we get an Emperor who invades our largest neighbor? I'm sure Canada would appreciate the attention.
Those blue lives dudes would arrest you at the behest of DuhBlahzero.
Which is why you need to stage a distraction to draw off security and buy some time.
Also, it would help to automate the painting process as much as possible. Consider, if you will, a car with a dozen computer-controlled paint nozzles arranged crosswise underneath the car. Now you have a "dot matrix printer" that can create text and images simply by driving down the street.
Steve - it would need to be a 70s or earlier car with no computers in it and no air-pressure transducers in the tires. Also no cellphones or net enabled anything and mud on a license plate with no RFID in the date tag.
[06 News] - On July 6th, the State Department of Health released a report, that found the spread of coronavirus in New York nursing homes was a result of infected staff members, not a controversial March policy enacted by the governor's desk. "We investigated ourselves and thoroughly cleared ourselves of any wrong-doing, bad judgement or wrongthink. We are therefore giving ourselves promotions and raises"
In response to the findings of the report, the New York State Nurses Associations released a statement, which reads in part:
"This statement does not reflect the experiences of frontline nurses of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) who throughout were pointing at critical shortages of personal protective equipment and calling for widespread testing in order to guide New York’s response to the virus since the onset of this pandemic."
The statement continues, recapping NYSNA's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, before calling for an independent investigation of the practices within nursing homes:
"New Yorkers deserve a full accounting of what happened over the past four months, and the NYSDOH nursing home report, unfortunately, does not move us forward. The need is plain for a comprehensive, independent review of nursing home practices, the role of for-profit operators, and NYSDOH oversight."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.