A “culture of lawlessness” in D.A. offices | City Journal

Woke progressivism never quits

U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania blames Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for the rise in violence in the City of Brotherly Love. Krasner’s policies, McSwain announced, “create a culture of lawlessness; they leave criminals emboldened; and they have inevitable consequences.”

•   Since Krasner took office in 2018, homicides are up 49%  and shootings have climbed by 59%. … An analysis by my group, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, found that Krasner is failing to prosecute felony offenses. …

•   In Baltimore, America’s big-city murder capital, homicides have increased 65% under progressive prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. 

•   Progressive prosecutor Kimberly Gardner in St. Louis, who infamously charged a couple who brandished firearms at protesters threatening to invade their home, loses at trial or drops cases at an astounding rate. Trial conviction rates fell to approximately 53% under Gardner, from 72%  before her arrival. …

•   [In Chicago] Kim Foxx dismissed 35% more felony cases than her predecessor and dropped nearly 40% of all felony cases 2019. These offenses include serious and violent crimes like homicides, sex crimes, assaults by gun, and attacks on police officers.

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19 Responses to A “culture of lawlessness” in D.A. offices | City Journal

  1. madisonexpat says:

    Let’s ask Kamala.

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    • Gary Kriewald says:

      Or the senile, washed-up old blowhard who’s the nominal head of the Dem ticket. So looking forward to JB getting his clock cleaned Tuesday evening. Or perhaps the cobwebs swept out of his belfry is a better way of phrasing it.

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      • Batman says:

        Gary,
        Fortunately for jabbering Joe, he will be the only one not to notice.

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      • RAVENOAKS says:

        Don’t get too cocky Gary!! That washed-up old blowhard is leading in almost every national poll, particularly in swing states. And the fact that he pays his fair share of income tax each year can’t hurt him either. You and Batman could be in for a real let down come Nov. By the way, how much did you two pay in income tax in 2016? I’ll bet a bit more than 750 bucks!! That sitution may have quite an effect on voters.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Makes me want to look at the last election night Liberal Meltdown porn yet again.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “And the fact that he pays his fair share of income tax each year can’t hurt him either.”

          DementiaJoe pays his FAIR SHARE?

          You don’t say.

          WHOOPSIE: How The Bidens Dodged The Payroll Tax.

          “They used an S-corp to avoid paying more than $500,000 in levies for Medicare and ObamaCare.”

          In all fairness, DementiaJoe probably forgot all about it.

          Care to issue a retraction….?

          The Gotch

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        • georgessson says:

          Ravin’ Oaks, If you read and comprehend news from NON-progressive-activist news sources, you may be in for a surprise. Further, Polls and predictions manifested their uselessness in 2016, as MadExPat points out. The Gotch did his due diligence & Trump may well put the onus on sleepy Joe’s taxes tonight. Watch the debate at your peril, sir.

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    • Batman says:

      And Ismael Ozanne…

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  2. pANTIFArts says:

    Anything that you are willing to tolerate, just encourages more of the same. This concept has been around for 500,000+ years, and is kinda “set in stone”.

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  3. georgessson says:

    Dane County Courts:

    Felonies dismissed at Preliminary Hearings: 2010 = ONE.

    2019? Nineteen….

    Guilty Verdicts on Misdemeanors: 2010 was 80 %.

    2019 = LESS than 50%.

    I’ll be delving into “sentencing” for my own edification but I expect similar results. Nay -disgustingly LARGER discrepancies….

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  4. georgessson says:

    Hey Dave, I found these easily, thought you’d find of interest.  IMHO, this is is a pandemic second only to Covid, tho perhaps eclipsed by Black on Black homicides.

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  5. Mark 78 says:

    Alternatively: An “intentional culture of lawlessness” in D. A. offices.

    A theory being that the expansion of knowledge and technology creates desires for a unified system of control. “Everybody wants to rule the world” isn’t just an excellent 1985 pop song. The normal lust for power as old as our warlord history, is currently being adapted by those who believe in the rule of experts. Experts about what is good, as they define good.

    In these times, when many of us get impatient when it takes more than a few seconds for our data to bounce off a moving object thousands of miles away in space, we should not loose track of the possibility that very patient people are working long term plans. The individuals who would profit from unified global control understand the need to remove existing legal barriers, before they can be replaced.

    Tear down proceeds rebuild. Expanding the rot at the base helps weaken the base. If the goal is to replace our constitution, it all makes tactical sense.

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  6. Alfred E. Newman says:

    How many of these “dismissed” felony charges were due to either lack of evidence(poor police work), or unconstitutional searches/seizures or other bad arrests, again poor police work.

    As bad as armchair QBs are, armchair DAs are an affront to our constitution.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “armchair DAs are an affront to our constitution.”

      Questioning Big Gubmint is an affront to the Constitution of the United States of America?

      Leaving that shark merely jumped for the moment, what exactly is happening with idiot Lefties (too imbecilic to realize that acting on outrage IS_NO_JUSTICE) and the DA’s office in the Bluegrass State…?

      The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Heard of Mike Nifong? As in “Your Honor, my client has been Nifonged.”

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Mike Nifong in a Dress

        “Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor'” by Lara Bazelon, former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent, is highly instructive. It appeared in the leftist New York Times, so the Democrats cannot denounce it as a right-wing smear job. The article alleges, “Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors.” “Judge rips Harris’ office for hiding problems” provides additional detail. These articles do not even hint that Harris did these things herself, but, as the person in charge, the buck stops with her.

        Harris also “refused to allow newly available DNA testing for a black man [Kevin Cooper] convicted of hacking to death a beautiful white family and young neighbor,” although she later changed her mind. The Innocence Project stipulates that Harris eventually went along with the DNA testing for Cooper but also implicates Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) in refusing to allow a form of DNA testing that might exculpate Cooper. The last thing any decent person in this country will tolerate should be, “I’m frameable because I’m an

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Poor police work can be fixed. The real affront to our constitution is watching Flynn, Sone, Manafort, etc. get a free pass from from that clown with the 70,000 dollar hair style.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    uneducated black man.”

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