Two George Soros-backed prosecutors are stirring up controversy again.
This time, their inability to put a registered sex offender behind bars is leaving many wondering what it takes to get in real trouble in Northern Virginia.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The serial CVS bandit, Karim Clayton, 44, has a seedy criminal history ranging from menacing a CVS employee with a knife to leading police on a high-speed chase on a major regional thoroughfare.
He’s also recently been arrested by police twice in a three day period.
But Fairfax County prosecutor Steve Descano and Arlington County prosecutor Parisa Dehghani-Tafti—who cruised to victory with six-figure donations from Soros—have brought charges against Clayton at least a dozen times between them, only to abandon their cases or plead him out on paltry misdemeanors with almost no jail time.
“Radical leftist prosecutors like Steve Descano and Parisa Dehghani-Tafti do not represent the public or crime victims,” said Sean Kennedy, president of Virginians for Safe Communities. “Their allegiances lie with criminal defendants first, last, and always.”
A two-year-long spike in violent crime is a political hazard for President Joe Biden and Democrats. Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R.) hammered a public safety message throughout his campaign, promising to fully fund law enforcement and fire an inmate-friendly state parole board. Republican candidates in the commonwealth are homing in on a similar strategy ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
Two days after defeating incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring, Jason Miyares announced his intention to override “social justice” commonwealth’s attorneys who go easy on entire categories of crime.