I'm sure many of my readers have seen reports about Scott Smith, the father of a girl who was sexually assaulted in a Loudon County, Virginia school, and who exploded in anger at the county's School Board for ignoring the incident - and not just ignoring it, but failing to report it and others like it, as required by local laws and regulations. The county's Commonwealth's Attorney (the equivalent of a District Attorney in most other counties) is now seeking "jail time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanor charges, against [him]".
This is, of course, unconscionable. She's ignored the School Board's failure to abide by laws requiring them to record and report every incidence of sexual assault in their schools; but she's going after a father who lost his temper at that same School Board for their failures - failures that meant his daughter became a victim of an unspeakable crime. (Frankly, I'm surprised at Mr. Smith's restraint. It must have been awfully tempting to ensure that those responsible never got the opportunity to repeat their offense.)
This is why, last year, I wrote two articles that I again recommend to your attention.
I highlight these excerpts from the second article.
Please consider the impact of far-left-wing, progressive District Attorneys (DA's) that have been elected to office in various urban centers (usually with the assistance of massive funding from George Soros and organizations that distribute his support). Consider Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; St. Louis, MO . . . it's a long list. In those jurisdictions, how many rioters and violent demonstrators have been arrested by police, only to be released without charge by local DA's? You can research the news reports and other sources for yourselves. I'm sure that by now, the total must run well into four figures across the country. They're sending a very public message. If you do something illegal, but politically correct, you'll get off scot-free.
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Our justice system has, in far too many jurisdictions, become an Augean stable of corruption, disrespect for the law and partisan political prosecutions. In some cases, District Attorney's offices may be so far gone that they can't be cleaned up at all. The only solution may be to fire the entire staff en masse, and start from the beginning with new, non-partisan appointees.
Meanwhile, those of us who are law-abiding citizens and refuse to be intimidated by thugs, rioters and criminals, find ourselves between a rock and a hard place. The letter of the law, and its spirit as traditionally understood, give us the right to defend ourselves, our loved ones and our property (subject to greater or lesser restrictions, depending on where we live). The new, far-left-wing, progressive administrators of our justice system don't give a damn about that. They want to intimidate us into abandoning our legal rights and allowing the mob to ride rough-shod over us.
If we refuse to permit or tolerate that, we will be targeted by such officials. They'll try to make examples of us to intimidate others.
There's more at the link.
Fox News says of the prosecutor:
The Loudoun County prosecutor who sought jail time against a father who was arrested at a school board meeting after his daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has ties to progressive megadonor George Soros and Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe.
Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Buta Biberaj was described in the explosive report by The Daily Wire as the "progressive" elected county prosecutor who ran on a platform of ending "mass incarceration," but yet she sought jail time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanor charges, against Scott Smith.
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The Daily Wire’s article appears to suggest Biberaj motives for prosecuting the case are political, claiming she is "known for leniency and alternatives to incarceration" in other cases. She came under fire earlier this month for dismissing of hundreds of domestic violence cases after an accused wife-beater out on bond allegedly murdered his wife with a hammer. An advocacy group called Virginians for Safe Communities is leading a recall effort against Biberaj because of that case, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
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Biberaj was one of several Soros-backed prosecutors elected in Northern Virginia in 2019 after her campaign received more than $860,000 from Soros' Justice and Public Safety PAC. She is a criminal reform advocate and member of a group of the commonwealth’s attorneys called Virginia Progressive Prosecutors for Justice, which calls for eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and cash bail.
Biberaj is also a close ally with McAuliffe, who reportedly accepted a $250,000 contribution from Soros for his campaign in August. Biberaj, who has praised McAulliffe as being "part of the progress" that Virginia needs, joined the former Democratic governor as recently as Oct. 2 at a campaign event in Leesburg.
McAuliffe, who is running against Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin, has previously praised Biberaj as a "champion" for criminal justice reform. He fundraised and campaigned for her in 2019, saying she would bring "real criminal justice reform" to Virginia.
There's more at the link.
Friends, if you live in a town, or city, or county, or state, with such biased, warped, blatantly partisan criminal justice systems, and such weird, one-sided interpretations of criminal laws, you need to get out of there, NOW. If that's not possible, you need to leave sooner rather than later, even if it means losing money on the sale of your property, accepting a lower income and standard of living somewhere else, and so on. If you try to live a sane, normal, law-abiding life in such areas, the progressive left won't let you. They'll treat you like garbage, and make an example of you at every opportunity. Your rights will be subject to their ideological priorities - and the latter will win over the former every time. They'll make sure of that, no matter what the law says.
I'm very sorry for Mr. Smith, and if he starts a criminal defense fund to pay for his legal expenses, I'll contribute to it. Nevertheless, he's chosen to live in a community that has elected progressive left-wing puppet-masters to positions of power. It was a bad choice, because those puppet-masters see people like him as puppets to be manipulated for the benefit of their ideology and their paymasters. He's going to be railroaded, whether he likes it or not, and no matter how unjust that may be.
Note, too, the support of progressive left-wing politicians in campaigning for each other. It's an unholy, evil network, interlacing politics, the law and administration into what is basically a joint entity to control almost every aspect of life in such areas. Once it's in place, getting rid of it will be so difficult that it may be almost impossible under present laws and regulations. Corruption has many tentacles, and they reach out to each other and help each other hold on to their entrenched positions of influence.
Friends, please read (or re-read) my earlier two articles linked above. They're being proved correct on an almost daily basis in left-wing-dominated areas. If you live in such an area, please, please reconsider your options. An awful lot of commenters are saying, "Get out of big cities, now" (because almost all of them are dominated by such progressive-left politicians and their supporters). I can only second their calls. Such places are no place for the law-abiding, decent person who only wants to be left alone.