This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 25, 2022:
George Soros-backed Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s impeachment trial begins next week. If successful, he will be removed from office.
But not without a fight. First, the rules of impeachment (similar to those in the U.S. Constitution) must be approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. Next, the Senate will invite the House impeachment managers to present their case for impeachment.
Following that, a final resolution, a writ of summons, will be voted on before sending the summons on to Krasner requiring him to defend himself. He will have to respond in writing no later than Wednesday, December 21. He will then be ordered to appear in person before the senate on January 18, 2023.
Krasner won’t leave quietly. In response he said, “They have impeached me without presenting a single shred of evidence connecting our policies to any uptick in crime … That Pennsylvania Republicans willfully avoided hearing the facts about my office is shameful.”
Krasner got the cart before the horse: impeachment will take place only after the Senate has heard all of the evidence from the House managers. And they have much more than “a single shred of evidence.”
According to the Second Interim Report by the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order,
[B]etween January 1, 2021, and October 16, 2022 [Krasner first assumed office on January 1, 2018], 992 people have died as a result of a homicide in Philadelphia. This is a stark increase from the 557 deaths resulting from homicides in 2015 to 2016 combined….
[B]etween 2017 and September of 2022, 81% of non-fatal shootings and 61.5% of fatal shootings did not result in arrests of the shooters….
To date in 2022, 65% of all violent offenses have been withdrawn by the DAO [District Attorney’s Office] or dismissed by the courts, resulting in no prosecution for those crimes. (Emphasis in the original)
Thomas Jefferson wrote that “once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles.”
If Krasner is successfully impeached and removed from office, it will be a good start, but only a start. As Parker Thayer, an investigative researcher for the Capital Research Center, noted, Soros has backed the election campaigns of numerous far-Left candidates for the office of District Attorney across the land, with Krasner being just one of them.
Diana Becton, Contra Costa County, California
George Gascon, Los Angeles County, California
Monique Worrell, Orange and Osceola Counties, Florida
Darius Pattillo, Henry County, Georgia
Kim Foxx, Cook County (Chicago), Illinois
James Stewart, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Scott Colom, Circuit Court District Sixteen, Mississippi
Jody Owens, Hinds County, Mississippi
Kim Gardner, St. Louis, Missouri
Raul Torrez, Bernalillo County (Albuquerque), New Mexico
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan, New York
David Clegg, Ulster County, New York
Jack Stollsteimer, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Joe Gonzalez, Bexar County (San Antonio), Texas
John Creuzot, Dallas County, Texas
Brian Middleton, Fort Bend County, Texas
Kim Ogg, Harris County (Houston), Texas
Jose Garza, Travis County (Austin), Texas
Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Arlington County and City of Falls Church, Virginia
Steve Descano, Fairfax County, Virginia
Buta Biberaj, Loudoun County, Virginia
Ramin Fatehi, Norfolk County, Virginia
As Thayer noted, “it is vital that [these] communities regain control of their own criminal justice systems and reject the false promises of the progressive district attorney movement [funded by Soros]. These ‘woke’ criminal justice policies have universally led to disaster, and our poorest communities, not Soros, are left holding the body bags.”