Leftist prosecutor famed for attacking gun ownership, governor gets canned

February 24, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A leftist prosecutor, in office at least partly because of financial support from progressive megadonor George Soros, has been fired by her state attorney general for missteps.

The latest bridge too far for Kim Gardner, the St. Louis circuit attorney, came when a 16-year-old volleyball player, Janae Edmonson, was visiting St. Louis with her team and was hit by a speeding vehicle and lost both legs.

report from Just the News explained the driver, Daniel Riley, was "a dangerous gunman who should have been in jail."

The suspect was accused in 2020 of stealing a firearm at gunpoint and, the report explained, since then has violated his bond conditions more than 100 times. He also didn't have a driver's license.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey noted, "Instead of protecting victims, Circuit Attorney Gardner is creating them. This is the latest in a long pattern of brazen neglect. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney has a long history of failure to prosecute violent crime, with a backlog of at least 3,000 cases."

Gardner previously was accused of misconduct for her behavior in her case against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. She also staged a full-scale court attack on Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, over their decision to hold firearms on their own property when they were confronted by potential rioters in the Black Lives Matter movement.

She was later barred from prosecuting McCloskey by a judge after she used his case to fundraise for her re-election campaign.

Bailey fired Gardner by using "quo warranto" proceeding, a writ that requires people to whom it is direct to show what authority they have for exercising some right or power. She had refused his orders to resign.

Gardner, a Democrat, also was accused of "unethical" behavior by a grand jury last year, and a year ago she was ordered by the Missouri Supreme Court to comply with a public records request from Just the News Editor-in-Chief John Solomon regarding the prosecution she staged against Greitens.

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