GOP Gov Is Fed Up & Planning To Deal With Crooked Prosecutor As City Has Almost As Many Murders As COVID-19 Deaths
Missouri Governor Mike Parson is fed up. The situation in the Democrat-run city of St. Louis is appalling.
In July 12 people died of the coronavirus however, 47 people were murdered. The city has experienced 163 coronavirus deaths this year and 161 homicides have occurred as well (as of the writing of this post).
The corrupt St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner – yes the same prosecutor from the McCloskey case – has only filed charges on 33 of the 161 homicides.
Parson has had enough and is asking state lawmakers to hold a special session to give Attorney General Eric Schmitt the authority to intervene in the homicide cases that have occurred in St. Louis citing that they aren’t being prosecuted fast enough.
In the proposal, it gives Gardener a “full and fair” ability to prosecute cases and it would not allow the attorney general to replace or supervise any circuit attorney.
“This has nothing to do with the prosecutor, taking her out of the role of being prosecutor,” Parson said. “This is about violent criminals on the streets of St. Louis that cases haven’t been filed on … I wouldn’t know why anyone wouldn’t want you to come in and help try and take violent criminals off the street, no matter who you are.”
Gardner agreed that fighting violent crime is important and touted that her office has an overall felony conviction rate of 97%.
“However, it is clear that this legislation is not actually about addressing crime, instead it serves as a vehicle to interfere with the clear discretion of a democratically elected local prosecutor,” she said. “This allows the Governor and his cronies to make a mockery of judicial checks and balances and demolishes any notion of a free and independent judicial system.”
Sure like the check and balances of her office manipulating evidence in the McCloskey case.
Democratic House Minority Leader Crystal Quade claims that Parson is trying to strip Gardner of her prosecutorial power. Ignoring the fact that what she is claiming is not what Parson is suggesting.
“By now trying to strip her of the prosecutorial discretion and authority enjoyed by every other prosecutor in the state, the governor attacks democracy itself,” Quade said. “Lawmakers must not become co-conspirators in the governor’s politically motivated abuse of power.”
Attorney General Schmitt said that this plan has nothing to do with removing Gardner.
“My position is that everybody ought to be working together here, that it’s all hands on deck,” Schmitt said. “There are not politics when it comes to public safety. That’s my approach.”
In 2018 Garner’s office only filed charges on 61 of the 186 murders committed that year. Despite, all this Garnder easily won her primary and is expected to win in the November general election. Oh, the joys of Democrat leadership.