Kim Gardner, the George Soros-backed non-prosecutor overseeing St. Louis, is heading to court.
This comes after an incident in February where a 21-year-old out on bond (that he’d violated the terms of over 50 times) for an alleged 2020 robbery was recklessly driving and crashed into a teenage girl who survived but had to have both of her legs amputated. As it turned out, the Courts were unaware that the driver in question had violated his bond 50+ times because Gardner never filed a motion to revoke it.
According to HotAir:
Gardner’s office didn’t seem to be aware of the facts of the case and also didn’t seem to be managing the suspect’s bond violations prior to the crash.
It was at that point that Missouri AG Andrew Bailey interceded and demanded Gardner’s resignation.
Gardner’s office issued a statement refusing to resign but, true to his word, at noon the next day AG Bailey announced he was filing a “quo warran to” petition arguing that Gardner was unfit for office. Then in March, AG Bailey added a bunch of counts to his lawsuit seeking Gardner’s ouster.
Gardner has been fighting this ever since but today, a judge ruled that the majority of the case, seven of the 10 counts against her, will go to trial.
Two assistant prosecutors to Gardner's office resigned after being summoned for contempt of court hearings along with Gardner.
In the two months since the case started, Gardner hasn’t turned over a single document.
As I wrote previously; Soros spent $190k backing Gardner in 2016 to become circuit attorney of St. Louis, and $116k backing her relection. Conviction rates fell from about 80 to 85 percent from when Gardner was elected to 54 percent by 2019. The only other place in the entire country that has a comparably low conviction rate is in Orlando under Amaris Ayala’s watch. Ayala is also Soros-backed.
Upon taking office, Gardner fired veteran prosecutors and replaced them with inexperienced lawyers, with her office losing an estimated combined 470 years of experience in the process. The conviction rate for the Circuit Attorney’s Office fell from a historical average of 72 percent to as low as 51 percent under Gardner.
Gardner is best known among conservatives for her injudicious decision to charge Mark and Patricia McCloskey after they stood outside of their home with firearms to defend it against a mob of Black Lives Matter rioters who forcibly entered their neighborhood. She was removed from the case after she sent out an email fundraising off of it.
That all came not long after Gardner dropped all charges against thirty-six people arrested when St. Louis saw mass violence, rioting, arson, and looting following the death of George Floyd.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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