Rogue Leftist Prosecutors Have No Shame

Rogue leftist prosecutors have proven time and time again that they have no shame in imposing their radical agenda on the jurisdictions they've been elected or appointed to protect. This time, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has suspended a line prosecutor allegedly for referring to a controversial defendant by his birth pronouns:

Los Angeles district attorney George Gascon has suspended a prosecutor for allegedly referring to a convicted child molester and suspected murderer by his birth name and the pronouns that correspond to his sex, rather than the name and pronouns he adopted after coming out as transgender.

Assistant district attorney Shea Sanna served as the lead prosecutor on part of the Hannah Tubbs case, according to a Fox News report citing law enforcement sources. Sanna has argued in the past that jailhouse phone calls show Tubbs was attempting to use gender identity to game the justice system — an argument that sources say made others in Gascon’s office uncomfortable.

The internal investigation into Sanna’s behavior began last year.

Sanna responded to the suspension on Twitter Friday afternoon.

“I was suspended for speaking out against the Gascón Administration,” Sanna wrote. “Misgendering Tubbs while informing them that they were being played is just their excuse for the suspension.”

Gascón is known as one of the worst prosecutors in the country.

Recently, he also potentially compromised the case against the suspected killer of Catholic bishop by publicly discussing an apparent confession from the suspect:

"He admitted he had committed the murder," Gascon said of the suspect, Carlos Medina, according to translations of his news briefing. "We recovered the firearm that we believe was used. We have other evidence — cameras and other things — that indicate that he was in the location that the murder took place."

Medina is accused of gunning down Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell. The DA’s own policy handbook states that prosecutors are not allowed to discuss confessions, admissions or any other statements made by people they’re accusing of crimes because it could compromise the case.

It comes from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Legal Policies Manual, in the same section on communications to the media that bars prosecutors from discussing a suspect’s prior offenses, the identities of witnesses, victims and juvenile suspects, "inflammatory" statements that could jeopardize the suspect’s right to a fair trial and other sensitive information.

There is some positive news, however, on the rogue prosecutor front.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has moved to remove leftist St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner:

The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday appointed Judge John P. Torbitzky of the Eastern District of Missouri Court of Appeals to adjudicate the legal action by state's attorney general to remove St. Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner from her post because she neglected the duties of her office.

Attorney General Andrew Bailey on Thursday filed a petition quo warranto, which is the legal mechanism under state law that allows the attorney general to remove a prosecutor who neglects his or her duties. Bailey will have to show Judge Torbitzky that Gardner neglected her duties and should be removed, and the decision is up to Torbitzky.

The catalyst for filing the petition was a tragic case earlier this month involving a teenager losing her legs after she was involved in a accident with an individual out on bond for a serious crime:

According to Bailey, the three claims made in the petition to remove are that Gardner has failed to prosecute cases pending in her jurisdiction, she has failed in her statutory and moral duty to stay in contact with victims of crime, and she has failed by not charging new cases referred to her by the police.

“At the end of the day, this is about the rule of law and about justice,” explained Bailey. “It is illegal to fail to discharge your duties in office.”

In an earlier statement, the attorney general pointed to a horrific incident in downtown St. Louis last week in which an out-of-town teenager was run over and had to have both of her legs amputated. In Bailey’s view, Gardner’s neglect as a city prosecutor is at fault: The driver who caused the accident was out on bond as he awaited trial for armed robbery.

Bailey, a newly-elected Republican, should be applauded for pushing back against the dangerous policies of rogue prosecutors in his state.