The Saint Louis prosecutor known for filing political charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey and letting Black Lives Matter militants off the hook is notably incapable in securing convictions, boasting one of the lowest conviction rates in murder trials in the nation.
Legal analysis by St. Louis’s KMOV 4 reveals that Gardner ultimately convicted individuals charged with homicides 54% of the time in 2019, and 51% of the time in 2018. That record of futility may be among the worst in the entire country, with KMOV pointing to a prosecutor in the Orlando, Florida area as the only other major prosecutor in the country with a comparable conviction rate.
Previous Saint Louis Circuit Attorneys have secured convictions of 72% of the defendants they charge with homicides.
District and county attorneys generally don’t indict individuals they aren’t confident they can convict, and prosecutors other major metropolitan areas are far more likely to convict those they charge with murder. The nationwide conviction rate for homicide is 70%. It’s a waste of money to try a defendant and fail to secure a conviction.
Representatives of Saint Louis’s police union have also expressed frustration with Gardner’s unwillingness to file criminal charges against suspects they describe as demonstrably guilty, citing an incident in which a man involved in a car accident opened fire on the other party involved. Gardner refused to file charges, releasing the shooter onto the street.
In the summer’s Black Lives Matter riots, Gardner has aroused criticism by releasing every arrested looter and rioter from the city’s jails, dropping charges against them. Gardner accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from globalist oligarch George Soros for her initial campaign for St. Louis Circuit Attorney.
Garder was dismissed from criminal proceedings against Mark and Patricia McCloskey over the weekend, with a judge ruling that Gardner’s promotion of her political charges in campaign emails against the couple made her unfit to charge them. It’ll now be up to a presiding judge to appoint a special prosecutor in the case.
Career Criminal Killed Two Siblings in Stolen Car Crash…He was Free Despite 18 Prior Felony Convictions
This is what liberal criminal justice reform creates.
Orlando, Fla. resident Reginald Lamar Harris, 47, is behind bars yet again after speeding on the wrong side of the road after allegedly stealing a car and killing two siblings while being chased by law enforcement.
Harris has quite the extensive rap sheet, which includes 18 felony convictions, 20 misdemeanor convictions, and eight prison sentences, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Still, he was allowed back on the streets despite his history of recidivism, and two innocent people are now dead as a result.
“I mean, the bottom line is (he was a) career criminal. He murdered two people. Those kids were murdered. It’s no different than if he took a gun and put it to their heads, what he did to those kids,” Chitwood said.
Harris was believed to have been driving in excess of 100 miles per hour during the time of the crash. 21-year-old Domynick Milis, and his 18-year-old sister, Danycka Milis, were killed in the crash. Kyley Larsen, 17, and Drake Milis, 13, were in the back seat and injured in the crash but are expected to survive. The survivors have created a GoFundMe which has already raised almost $150,000.
Big League Politics has reported on the explosion of crime across the country as liberal criminal justice reform allows dangerous thugs back onto the streets:
A 21-year old man with two convictions for violent crimes as a juvenile has been arrested in the shooting homicide of a Nashville, Tennessee nurse. 26-year Caitlyn Kaufman was shot and killed as she was driving to work at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville in I-440 on December 3rd, with local law enforcement launching an extensive investigation to apprehend a suspect afterwards.
An anonymous tip led Metropolitan Nashville Police to arrest 21-year old Devaunte Hill at an apartment complex on Friday. He’s being charged with criminal homicide in the death of Kaufman.
NMPD Chief John Drake announced in a press conference that 21-year old Hill had implicated himself in the highway shooting death of Kaufman in an interview with detectives following his arrest. Ballistic testing also allegedly matches rounds fired in the shooting with a 9mm handgun in Hill’s possession. A motive in the shooting is still unclear, with the investigation indicating that six rounds were fired at Kaufman’s vehicle from the corner of the road…
Shockingly, Hill was originally charged with four counts of attempted homicide in his 2016 aggravated assault conviction, having shot his grandmother and his minor sister and nephews. Somehow, he was spared serious prison time after shooting three people, including two children.
Most recently, Hill was arrested as an adult on charges of charges of assault, driving without a license, failure to be booked and drug paraphernalia dating back to as recently as August.
Left-wing policies combined with a religious devotion to diversity and multiculturalism are a death sentence to Western Civilization. There will be more innocent people who suffer due to this agenda.
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