The first black woman elected as circuit attorney in the city of St. Louis is taking long-standing racial tensions, specifically between her office and the police department, to federal court.
On Monday, Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging a racist conspiracy to stop her from doing her job. Gardner is suing the city of St. Louis; the St. Louis Police Officers Association and its longtime business manager Jeff Roorda; a former police officer named Charles Lane who sued Gardner’s office; and Gerard Carmody and his children, who are the private attorneys appointed as special prosecutors to investigate her office’s handling of the investigation of former Gov. Eric Greitens.
Is this a conspiracy? George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system:
While America’s political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American justice system.
The billionaire financier has channeled more than $3 million into seven local district-attorney campaigns in six states over the past year — a sum that exceeds the total spent on the 2016 presidential campaign by all but a handful of rival super-donors.
Gardner would probably disagree, as she received some of that money from a foreign national: St. Louis circuit attorney candidate defends accepting super PAC campaign money from liberal billionaire.
Well, perhaps it’s a plan, but it’s probably not shadowy enough to be a true conspiracy, and it’s certainly not racist in the headline sense.
But I really wish our system of government hadn’t turned into a reality television show designed to entertain its own participants.