The Republican victory in Virginia is bringing Jason Miyares into office as the state’s Attorney General. Miyares has done something very unusual: he put the state’s prosecutors on notice that, if they won’t prosecute crimes, he will. “I’m thinking specifically of some of the so-called social justice commonwealth’s attorneys that have been elected particularly in Northern Virginia,” Miyares said. “We are obviously aware of some pretty horrific cases where they failed to do their job.” He’s asking for new legislation to allow his office to bring criminal cases if local prosecutors won’t.
Moreover, he promised to investigate how the local prosecutor handled the transgender sexual assault cases in Loudon County schools, the cases that became the focus of the parents’ movement to criticize school board policies nationwide.
How bad is it in Virginia? Bad enough for a Fairfax County judge to tell a young female victim “your government has failed you” after the local prosecutor accepted a plea deal with the relative who had sexually abused the victim for five years starting when she was only five. The judge said she had been victimized twice – first by her abuser, and then by the prosecutors who went easy on him. Another Fairfax judge rejected a separate plea deal in a second case agreeing to a light three-year sentence for a child rapist.
George Soros spent $600,000 to get the Fairfax prosecutor, Steve Descano, elected. Shortly after the first case, Descano was off to New York City to meet with like-minded social justice prosecutors from around the country. Descano tweeted he was thrilled to be talking with his colleagues at the Soros-sponsored event.
Descano’s specialty is avoiding mandatory minimum sentences by bringing lesser charges instead of felony cases. Soros spent another $600,000 to get Buta Biberaj elected prosecutor in neighboring Loudon County. She supports efforts by Soros D.A.’s to end the death penalty, mandatory minimums, cash bail, and three-strike laws. Her specialty is to regard domestic violence cases as a health problem to be solved by social workers. Meanwhile, an accused wife-beater in her county, out on a tiny $5,000 bond, allegedly murdered his wife with a hammer. I guess a hammer to the head qualifies as a health problem, wouldn’t you say?
All the insanity from prosecutors who won’t prosecute is finally attracting organized resistance. Jason Miyares is seeking new authority to override them in Virginia. Descano and Biberaj are the subjects of citizen recall efforts, as is the Soros D.A. Chesa Boudin in San Francisco where two of his subordinates quit to work on getting him out of office. One accused Boudin of making San Francisco a more dangerous place by lessening criminal charges for violent offenders or failing to prosecute them at all. “The fact that killers may go free just doesn’t sit very well with me,” the former prosecutor-turned-activist said.
One commentator suggested radical prosecutor candidates are escaping scrutiny because D.A. races occur in off-year elections. Move them to the same time as national elections so more people will take a closer look, the thinking goes.
As you can see, people are getting fed up with the radical Soros prosecutors who won’t prosecute because they are ideologically committed to the poor oppressed criminal class. Hopefully, the new Attorney General in Virginia and others who resist these scofflaw prosecutors will be able to turn the tide. It can’t come a moment too soon.