The surviving family members of Philadelphia murder victims are teaming up to defeat a notorious prosecutor backed by liberal billionaire George Soros.
A new series of ads by the Protect Our Police PAC feature crime victims, including the surviving family members of murder victims, telling their stories of how Soros-backed Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is putting a radical liberal agenda ahead of their plight.
“He cares more about the criminals than he does about the victims,” says Shaki’ra Wilson-Burroughs. Her brother, Sgt. Robert Wilson III, was a Philadelphia police officer gunned down in the line of duty in 2015, The Washington Times reports.
The Times reports:
“I know many local mothers whose sons were murdered and they are seeing their cases unravel,” said Maria Martinez, whose son, Brian Lawhon II, died after he was viciously beaten at a 7-Eleven in 2019. “Some guy gets off, it’s like deja vu. You think losing your child would be the hardest part, but dealing with Mr. Krasner has been just as bad.”
Police charged a 26-year-old White man with murder when Mr. Lawhon died from his injuries at a local hospital. But Ms. Martinez told The Washington Times that Mr. Krasner’s office worked hard to lower the charges to aggravated assault.
She recently learned from a friend that the case had been continued. She said that when she reached out to the assistant district attorney he acknowledged that was true.
“He said he was sorry he’d forgotten to notify me and, at the end, said sort of ‘oh, by the way, I’m not handling your case anymore,” Ms. Martinez said. “He gave me the name of a woman who I called and was told she was on vacation. That was three weeks ago. I haven’t heard a thing.”…
…Terri O’Connor’s husband, James, was a Philadelphia cop killed while executing a murder warrant in 2020. When Mr. Krasner tried to visit the hospital where Mr. O’Connor had been taken after his shooting, Philadelphia officers barred his way and refused to let him enter.
“He never called me,” Mrs. O’Connor told The Times.
Krasner was elected to the position in 2017 after a PAC backing his campaign was given $1.45 million by Soros. That amount alone was more than had ever been spent by any candidate for district attorney, pushing Krasner into office with just 38 percent of the vote in the large field of candidates.
Once elected he embarked on a radical leftist crusade that’s proved so disastrous the Philadelphia Democratic Party refused to endorse the incumbent for re-election. Krasner has refused to charge numerous criminals, reduced charges for violent crimes, and instead spent resources on political crusades such as suing pharmaceutical companies and trying to have the death penalty declared unconstitutional.
Krasner faces a May 18 Democrat primary against Carlo Vega, a 35-year Philadelphia prosecutor he fired as part of his leftist agenda. The winner of that Democrat nomination is all but assured of winning the November election.
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William McSwain, has publicly cited Krasner as the cause of an epidemic of violent crime in Philadelphia, including the fatal shooting of O’Connor by a man who was freed from an earlier arrest after Krasner refused to charge him.
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