A criminal prosecutor’s job isn’t necessarily easy, but the principles behind the job are simple and straightforward. If you’re a prosecutor, you try to evaluate whether someone broke the law, and, if they did, you try to get them convicted in court.
Unless you’re a prosecutor in a left-leaning major city in America. Then, the issue gets all cloudy with a different primary consideration: whether you agree with the criminals’ politics. If you do, then you let them go, dropping all charges and all cases. And if you don’t agree with their politics, well, you charge them even if they’re innocent and didn’t break the law, and you throw the book at them.
A recent situation came to light in one city where prosecutors did the former. Zachary Stieber writes,
New York City prosecutors have dropped hundreds of cases brought against people who were charged for participating in riots that exploded in the wake of George Floyd’s death last year, according to a new report.
Despite strong evidence in many cases, such as videos posted to social media, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has dropped 222 of the 485 cases, WNBC reported, citing court records.
Seventy-three others involved convictions of lesser crimes, with the defendants avoiding jail time, while 40 cases were dealt with in juvenile court and 128 remain open.
Vance’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
This is simply outrageous. On what possible grounds could it even remotely make sense to drop nearly half of these cases and, then, to give lenient charges to avoid jail time to another fifteen percent of the cases?
Do you think that Vance’s office would have dropped charges for a Republican who said an ugly word to a leftist rioter? Nope. That Republican would have been charged for assault and battery because “words are literally violence” to leftist snowflakes.
If leftist prosecutors are simply going to let people off the hook when they clearly are guilty of crimes, what are those prosecutors even doing in office taking a paycheck on the taxpayer’s dime? If we want to see laws not enforced, he could at least have the decency to not make taxpayers pay him for being a slacker.