Mark Figley: Law and order being sabotaged

By Mark Figley - Guest Columnist

Even before the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis set in motion a steady stream of destruction and mayhem, George Soros and his merry band of tech billionaires set in motion a plan to install rogue Democrat prosecutors in big cities across the U. S.

First, they created a system to recruit, bankroll and elect prosecutors who shared their questionable philosophy on “reforming” America’s justice system. Now that many of these charlatans have been elected, they have been wreaking havoc everywhere.

Chicago’s Kim Foxx was at the forefront of it all after being elected as State’s Attorney for Cook County in 2016. She heads up the country’s second largest prosecutor’s office with nearly 700 attorneys and 1,100 employees.

Long before her arrival, Chicago was an unofficial war zone. Between 2016-2019 alone, shooting victims in Chicago numbered nearly 11,000; and the city still regularly tops annual crime stats for homicides.

Yet since Foxx’s arrival on the scene, she has become well-known for commonly dismissing cases involving murder, serious drug offenses, sex crimes and attacks on police. Her “get out of jail free” policies in the name of bail reform have also been disastrous, and police have pointed to the surge in electronic monitoring as a prime cause of the city’s staggering murder rate and rise in gun violence. And to top it off, Foxx’s office only has a 66% conviction rate.

Then there is Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who smiled approvingly during his 2017 election-night victory celebration as supporters chanted, “F- the Fraternal Order of Police.” Since initially winning office with $1.45 million of help from Soros, Krasner has also refused to prosecute large categories of violent crimes, leading to a 40% rise in murders.

Notably, Krasner allowed a known gang-affiliated parolee with pending drug charges to roam the streets on bail, before shooting to death a Philadelphia SWAT team officer trying to serve him a predawn arrest warrant.

During his tenure, one of Krasner’s first official acts was to fire 31 highly-experienced homicide division prosecutors. Since then, he has refused to even charge specific categories of crime, charged lowered grades of crimes to eliminate bail, diverted drug distribution from prosecution, made plea offers at the bottom of state guidelines, and requested shorter probation/parole terms and incarceration periods for violators. Meanwhile, auto theft, burglaries and aggravated assaults are also up in Philadelphia. Now he’s running to win re-election.

Lastly, George Gascon, once the San Francisco District Attorney, is also working wonders as the DA for Los Angeles County. Since taking office in December, 2020, he has arguably been the worst of the worst. The sheer breadth and scope of his policies is impossible to grasp.

Notably, Gascon’s assistant prosecutors are prohibited from requesting cash bail for misdemeanors or “non-serious” felonies even though state law says otherwise. And at least 13 crimes (including drug possession, prostitution and resisting arrest) are not even chargeable.

These “reformers,” engaged in the destruction of law-and-order, believe public safety and victims rights are secondary to those of criminals and consider police the enemy. Is it any wonder then that average citizens are enraged and favor the recall of Gascon?

In the end, those sabotaging law and order are not just about defunding police, but spreading chaos and re-ordering society, while inflicting immense harm upon those whom they claim to care so much about. And this is the dirtiest little secret of all.

By Mark Figley

Guest Columnist

Mark Figley is a political activist and guest columnist from Elida. His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.

Mark Figley is a political activist and guest columnist from Elida. His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.

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