Soros-Backed St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner Resigning Office, Effective June 1st
“For years, Gardner’s office has faced criticism for mishandling cases and office dysfunction.”
Kim Gardner, the George Soros-backed prosecutor of St. Louis, Missouri, has announced that she is resigning her office as of the first of June.
You may remember Gardner for going after Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who protected their home from a mob in 2020 by brandishing guns.
She apparently had a history of pulling no-shows, which even ended up forcing a judge to free a killer at one point.
Other scandals have piled up over the years.
FOX News reports:
Soros-backed prosecutor mired in scandal resigns from office
An embattled George Soros-bankrolled prosecutor in St. Louis resigned Thursday amid a legal effort by Missouri’s attorney general to fire her for allegedly neglecting her duties…
For years, Gardner’s office has faced criticism for mishandling cases and office dysfunction. The final straw for Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey came in February, when a teenage volleyball player visiting St. Louis with her team was struck by a car and lost both of her legs.
A man was charged in the crash with assault, armed criminal action and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. He was out on bond awaiting trial for a separate armed robbery case despite violating the terms of his bond several dozen times.
Gardner argued that her office had tried to put the suspect back in jail but that a judge had denied their request. However, there are no court records of her office — which is responsible for monitoring compliance with bond conditions and revoking them when those terms are violated — asking for his bond to be revoked, according to local reports.
In the wake of the incident, Bailey filed a petition quo warranto, the legal mechanism under state statute that allows the attorney general to remove a prosecutor who neglects the job’s duties.
Bailey claims that nearly 12,000 criminal cases have been dismissed by what he calls Gardner’s failures. He also says more than 9,000 cases have been thrown out as they had been about to go to trial, forcing judges to dismiss more than 2,000 cases due to what Bailey described as a failure to provide defendants with evidence and speedy trials.
Her office tweeted her resignation letter:
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) May 4, 2023
Here’s a video report:
John Sexton of Hot Air points out that Gardner is enrolled in a graduate program in nursing, which may explain why she has been so absent in her position:
Before she became St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner was a registered nurse. But it seems she hasn’t given up on that other career path yet, despite having a very demanding full-time job which isn’t going very well right now. It has been confirmed that while working as Circuit Attorney, Garner is also enrolled in a graduate nursing program at St. Louis University.
Yesterday, Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued a subpoena to SLU’s nursing school as part of his ongoing effort to remove Gardner from office.
Those subpoenas indicate that Bailey is seeking from the school “[a]ll documents reflecting Kimberly Gardner’s student directory information, course of study, class schedule, and hours worked in clinicals, internships, and practicums (hereinafter collectively referred to as “classes/clinicals”) from January 1, 2021, to the present, in any nursing or medical program at St. Louis University.”
The RFT asked a former CAO staff member if they knew Gardner was enrolled in graduate courses in addition to being circuit attorney. This former staffer, who asked to not be named, said, “Sounds about right. That’d explain why she was a mix between generally inaccessible and rarely there.”
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey wants more answers on this:
I want Kim Gardner to have a meeting with every victim's family for every court case she missed or every case she dismissed because she was busy at nursing school instead of doing her job.https://t.co/lxAiMvHCPV
— Attorney General Andrew Bailey (@AGAndrewBailey) May 4, 2023
She should have to look those families in the eye and explain to them why their families don't get justice over the loss of their loved one because she was too busy pursuing other things.
— Attorney General Andrew Bailey (@AGAndrewBailey) May 4, 2023
The judge has DENIED Kim Gardner’s motion to dismiss our case, clearing the way for us to take her to trial over her failure to do her job.
— Attorney General Andrew Bailey (@AGAndrewBailey) May 3, 2023
Last word goes to Mark McCloskey, who seems pretty happy about this news:
— Mark McCloskey (@mccloskeyusa) May 4, 2023
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The good news – one Soros-backed DA is gone
The bad news – plenty more where that one came from
Does any public official sincerely mean it when they take the state and federal oaths of office?
Worse news you may end up with her for a nurse someday. Can you imagine the damage someone like this will do as nurse.
It’s most likely she will be going for some sort of public policy position.
Where she can mess up medical care for tens of thousands, instead of just killing a few as a working nurse.
Many to go it’s true, but they didn’t get into power over night either.
Every Republican led state that doesn’t have options like Missouri or Florida to remove prosecutors and neglectful public officials should look to start adding them and put pressure on the Democrat led cesspool cities in their state.
Keep the pressure on. It’s almost as if there is a … wait for it … legal insurrection going on against miscreant officials.
“Does any public official sincerely mean it when they take the state and federal oaths of office?…”
Not if they’re democrat or GOPe.
It’s likely her replacement will be one of her subordinates, who will have been hired by her for having sufficiently moonbat views.
Chesa Boudin, recalled
Andrew Warren, removed for neglect
Kim Gardner, forced resignation
Time for a little Queen:
Yes, they’re gone, but like Obama: they cost America a piece of itself that will never return.
These DA’s exist all over the country even in places like Dallas and Houston
Sure, because the sad truth is, in most local elections you’re voting for people you’ve never heard of and never met. Soros puts up a lot of money for advertising, and people vote for the name they recognize.
About time she was forced out and hopefully the case against her will bring some accountability to her for dereliction of her duty.
She resigned just in time to celebrate Juneteenth Day, mostly peacefully. Restauranteurs beware, not a day to serve cold fries.
Whatever. Nothing will change. They’ll just stick another incompetent ☑︎ black ☑︎ woman into the position (because equity) and the circus will continue in the St. Louis Circuit court.
Funny how these reprobates NEVER get the jail time they deserve for persecuting people…because they’re speh-shull. Another bum.
The woman is nothing more than a rent seeker.
Before she became St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner was a registered nurse.
Ummmm, maybe the voters might have seen this as a lack of qualifications right from the get-go…?
So she was never there during regular business hours because she was pursuing another career on the county’s time? For some reason I thought there were criminal penalties for that.
As a former metro St. Louis resident, that city is hopelessly broken. It has been for years. St. Louis County is following in the footsteps of city. People just don’t learn, and that seems to be the common thread among the progressive, liberals. They just don’t learn!
The problem with Soros’s elected officials is that they are the scabs on top of the sores beneath. How do these monsters get into office? Voters! Just like in every blue city in America, they are elected either by voter sentiment or voter fraud. That is the problem, not their warped sense of justice. This is something that Trump needs to be addressing every single day but for some reason does not. Only the individual state can change voting laws and only the people within each state can make that happen. Without major state voting law changes, in battleground states, he hasn’t a prayer of getting elected nor any other Republican.
Well, this is obviously the result of racism, sexism, or some evil combination of the two. There is simply no other explanation.
She will be badly missed——
By all the criminals in St Louis.
Mission accomplished….. damage done.
I suspect that there is a place for her in Biden’s DOJ.
It would be interesting to see someone do a comprehensive analysis of all the cases that she punted and the resulting crime wave that impacted the community unnecessarily. I imagine a cost, in lives and injuries and stolen property, could be documented.
Then the interesting question would be if this woman and those who promoted her could be sued in civil court. Or perhaps there could be some sort of RICO case brought against them. What Soros is doing is conspiring to rob Americans of their liberties and protections under our legal system. It’s time people started punching back at that sick old c*nt.
Too little too late. How many hundreds has this mouth breather condemned to death and how many thousands to violent crime?
How many hundreds? Somewhat fewer than the current VP. BUT, since The Screaming D’s are gearing up a figurehead election to install her into the office even their sheeple couldn’t be coerced into backing, Laughs At Herself — her tribal name, because of course she’s gonna claim that, too — will have plenty of oppy to up her body count.
At least the current VP has a balanced history of screwing people under the law. Victims victimized from non-prosecutions, *and* convicts convictions abused to keep them working on the chain gang. She’s an equal opportunity user.