The widow of Sgt. James O’Connor, who was killed in the line of duty on March 13, 2020, while serving an arrest warrant, is blaming woke Pennsylvania DA Larry Krasner. Yael Halon reports for Fox News:
O’Connor’s widow, Terri, told Fox News on Thursday that she believes her husband would still be alive if not for the far-left bail policies of embattled D.A. Krasner, who allowed these gunmen to return to the streets following multiple arrests.
“They had lengthy criminal records for guns, shootings, murders. I could go on and on about it,” she said on “America Reports.” “They were out of jail repeatedly because of our district attorney and his lenient policies. If those males were locked up and kept where they’re supposed to be, my husband would still be here today.”
Terri joins other victims of Philadelphia’s spiraling crime crisis who’ve fiercely criticized Krasner’s far-left policies and called for his ousting. In June, a group of Pennsylvania state representatives opened impeachment proceedings against the liberal D.A. for dereliction of duty.
“We have a D.A. who won’t prosecute people who are stealing from stores if it’s under $1,000 and small businesses are closing because people can just walk in, take what they want and they know nothing is going to happen to them,” she said.
Terri shared her story in response to an op-ed this week published by the Wall Street Journal, in which liberal billionaire Soros praised the work of progressive district attorneys and dismissed the notion their policies were to blame for crime spikes nationwide.
Soros attempted to make the case that policies implemented by “reform-minded prosecutors” he has donated millions of dollars to have been “popular” and “effective.”
We will forever honor his sacrifice pic.twitter.com/PFabYW78Tt
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) March 13, 2021
But Terri said her grief and that of so many others like her is proof that the current system is “not working.”
“It’s not working. Who thinks that this system of giving people second, third, fourth chances is working? Our city is not safe. It hasn’t been safe for quite some time,” she said. “There are younger victims being shot and killed every day. It’s because they are let out again and again and every time it happens you see their arrest records. It’s disgusting how many priors they have. Nothing is done about it. They are not kept behind bars where they deserve to be.”
American cities are being plagued by the soft-on-crime policies pushed by AGs, DAs, and City Attorneys funded or influenced by George Soros and those sharing his “criminal as victim” ideology. There are signs people are beginning to understand. Last November Americans showed progressives just how angry they are with their anti-justice policies. In Seattle, voters rejected the candidacy of self-described “police abolitionist” Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for City Attorney, in favor of Republican Ann Davison, who ran on a law-and-order message. In San Francisco radical woke DA Chesa Boudin was recalled. And now, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended a Soros-funded state attorney who refused to enforce the law.
Action Line: If you live in a place where the authorities care more about criminals than victims, it’s time to look for a better America. Start your search for a new home with my Super States. In the meantime, click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and we’ll weather the storm together. Don’t forget, I want to hear your survival stories. Send them to me here.
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