St Louis District Attorney Kim Gardner has been found guilty of 141 counts of misconduct and misrepresentation in her prosecution of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who was later cleared of all charges.
This is not the first time Gardner has been accused of misconduct and it's certainly not the last. Let's take a look at the issues surrounding her case, how she became involved in politics and why this is so troubling for the citizens of St Louis.
Gardner’s Political Ties to George Soros
Kim Gardner has long had ties to prominent Democratic donor George Soros, who has poured millions into her campaign coffers. Soros is known for his liberal political views and support for controversial causes such as abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
He also backs candidates like Gardner who are committed to criminal justice reform, which often means leniency for criminals. In fact, since becoming DA, Gardner has refused to prosecute hundreds of violent criminals including murderers, rapists and armed robbers. This makes St Louis one of the most dangerous cities in America with some of the lowest arrest rates in the country.
The Impact on St Louis Residents
Unfortunately, Gardner’s leniency toward criminals has had a devastating impact on the citizens of St Louis. Last year there were more murders than at any time in the last 50 years and shootings have become an all too common occurrence in many neighborhoods. The police have become so overwhelmed that they’ve had to resort to using stop-and-frisk tactics just to keep some semblance of order on the streets.
What’s worse is that many residents feel like their voices are not being heard by their elected officials because they are so busy pandering to special interests instead of actually doing their job—protecting citizens from crime.
Kim Gardner’s refusal to prosecute violent criminals has put a tremendous strain on law enforcement officers trying to keep order in St Louis while residents suffer from increasing levels of crime every day with no end in sight. Her ties to George Soros and other liberal politicians show that she puts politics above public safety—which is unacceptable for anyone serving in public office—let alone someone responsible for prosecuting crimes! It’s time for new leadership that will put public safety first—leadership that will fight for justice without bowing down to special interests or powerful donors like George Soros!