So the St. Louis Circuit Court Attorney Kimberly Gardner accused the McCloskeys, who are the defendants remember. Gardner is prosecuting them, and she is saying that they! Catch this THEY are trying to turn the legal proceedings into “political theater” after they motioned to have her removed from the case. A Case which in no logical way should even be happening. Gardner is a complete, and utter moron! How dare she bring up charges on people trying to defend their property and more importantly their lives? The attorney for Mark and Patricia McCloskey, Joel Schwartz, filed a motion on July 29 to have Gardner barred from prosecuting their case after Gardner referenced the case in two campaign emails, one sent before charges were filed and one after. Gardner’s response to the McCloskeys was filed under seal but released to the public over the weekend by the St. Louis Circuit Court, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Gardner who clearly is pro criminals here pushed back against Schwartz’s assertion that the campaign emails carried “the appearance of impropriety” and showed that Gardner “may have been affected by her personal, political, financial, and professional interests, and that her neutrality, judgement, and ability to administer law in an objective manner may have been compromised.”
Gardner asserted that the campaign emails were not sent out in an effort to benefit from the high-profile case, but in response to Republican attacks against her in the press over her decision to investigate the McCloskeys, and then over her decision to charge them with gun use violations for threatening protesters who had broken into the McCloskeys’ private, gated neighborhood. They were not innocent protesters! They BROKE IN! The ones charged should be them NOT this innocent family the McCloskeys who were having Dinner minding their own bussiness when these lunatics came in and broke into a gated private property! According to this bitch Gardner we supposed to let ourselves get killed now before they could do anything? How does this work?
Gardner’s 23-page filing reads in part:
Nothing in either of the two campaign emails the Defendant complains about approaches the type or level of misconduct needed to remove the Circuit Attorney or her entire office. The Defendants make no argument of an actual conflict of interest that would require the prosecutor to be removed from the case. (Def. Mot. at 6). Their argument of an “appearance of impropriety” falls flat when evaluated against the necessary standard to remove a prosecutor and an application of that standard to any reasonable review of all the facts. Applying the legal standard, this Court must therefore deny the motion and must instruct the defense to cease its attempts to turn these criminal proceedings into political theater.
Schwartz dismissed Gardner’s rebuttal in a message to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, saying that the filing “is not on point.” In the filing, Gardner references criticisms leveled against her by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, and others to justify the emails. “Amongst other issues, she spends multiple pages detailing the complaints of various politicians and anonymous commentators,” Schwartz said. “They are not parties, they are not the prosecutor, and she should understand the difference. We plan on addressing her response in the near future.”
Gardner sent out fundraising emails before and after July 20 when she charged McCloskeys. The emails make reference to “the couple who brandished guns during a peaceful protest” and accuse Republicans and “the right-wing media” of weaponizing the incident to attack and discredit Black Lives Matter. Here we go! What about the innocent lives here which were being put in harms way but these people protesting, and BREAKING their way into private property. And guess what NOBODY in that area GIVES A SHIT about the scam known as Black Lives Matter or as I like to call them now. “BLACK LIES BROTHER!”
“Kim needs your help to fight back! Her election is only weeks away. And right now she is under national scrutiny from our divisive President, the Republican establishment of Missouri, and the right-wing media, including Fox News,” one email says in part. “St. Louis will have an opportunity to re-elect progressive circuit attorney Kim Gardner, who time and time again has shown us she isn’t afraid to stand up and hold those accountable who are perpetuating a system of racism and police brutality.” This is all this bitch lil Kim is doing! She’s this radical BLM bullshit, and projecting it to this case cause she knows they done fucked up when they broke into this area, and she wants to get re-elected so this folks is her pulling out THE RACE CARD! Destroy the white families house, and possibly kill them is what shes telling people… She will help you out if you doit. This Kim Gardner is a two face bitch who belongs in prison.
Oh, and guess what! Rep. Gardner got aid from Soros in her St. Louis circuit attorney race. Shocking? Mega-donor George Soros (right), who funded the ongoing Ferguson protests, has waded into the St. Louis City circuit attorney election, funding a television ad for state Rep. Kim Gardner (left). Gardner will compete with three others in the primary election Aug. 2.
At least one ad funded by by Soros’ Safety and Justice committee has been created for Gardner. The ad focuses on Gardner’s plan to Kim Gardner’s Plan to focus on mental health care for non-violent offenders, increase public accountability and to crack down on gang violence.
“Together, we can make St. Louis safe by being smart and tough on crime by reforming a broken system,” she says in the video. Funny since she’s the one breaking it. Safety and Justice, which paid for the ad, reported $30,000 in contributions since it was formed April 21. In the July quarterly filings, it reported spending $26,700 on NGP VAN, a Washington-based liberal campaign consulting company and Gordon Loewen Research, a political, focused on progressive issues based in Minneapolis. Gardner’s campaign reported a $67,693.23 in-kind contribution from Safety and Justice, likely related to the media buy. The ad were purchased on cable stations, totaling $52,000 on Charter Communications stations in St. Louis. The ads ran through the primary election.
This isn’t Soros’ first foray into a local prosecutor election over the past couple of years. He’s funded candidates in places as different as Houston, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; two races in Mississippi; Bossier City, Louisiana and Chicago. According to the Los Angeles Times, Soros also funded multiple groups, including Safety and Justice California, to support the state’s Proposition 47, approved by voters in 2014 and which reclassified possession of heroin, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, and theft of $950 or less, as misdemeanors in California. The goals of Proposition 47 coincide with the goals of the candidates Safety and Justice has supported mainly reforming the criminal justice system and moving away from jail time for low-level offenses.
However, some of Soros’ projects have earned him backlash from critics who say those groups extended the Ferguson unrest. “In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations,” wrote Washington Times columnist Kelly Riddell in 2015. “The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.”
Local police groups have noticed the connection as well and were upset with Gardner’s acceptance of the donation. Joe Steiger, president of the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said the contrbution was a “problem” and that “It’s kind of insulting to our members, if I’m being completely honest with you,” he said. “Out all races the circuit attorney race probably affects the police the most and for her to take money from out of state activists is a problem for us.” But oh the quotes continue! Also that “It caused problems, not only for police officers, but put peaceful protesters in harm’s way,” he said referencing Soros’ money connection to the Ferguson unrest. “It’s just a problem to be accepting money from someone who’s promoting that type of activity.” You guys read that right.. “peaceful protesters in harm’s way” & “It’s just a problem to be accepting money from someone who’s promoting that type of activity.” So I wonder why is Gardner defending these people who attacked this comminity, and probably would have killed the “McCloskeys” unless they had done what they did? Cause Soros wants this sort of action, and reaction to cause Civil unrest.
Soros’ injection into the race in St. Louis could have a significant impact. His $67,000 contribution to Gardner more than doubles her available cash on hand, which was $63,000 in her July filing report. She was still at the time behind Mary Pat Carl when she got the donations, and Mary who was the lead homicide prosecutor in the city. But now we all see the connections folks? Why is Soros always involved? Because this entire civil unrest, and looting is his doing, and these crooked mayors (all women of color by the way you notice that?) are all in on the take. This is a big major work being done folks, and we’re being used, and abused by Soros, and his cronies.