By Alex Lloyd Gross
A very low voter turnout has propelled Democratic District Attorney candidate Larry Krasner to victory in Philadelphia. He’s not the DA yet, first he must beat Beth Grossman, the republican candidate in November. Krasner, a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia is backed by political meddler George Soros, and that could be a problem. Soros, who has funded hundreds of paid protesters in demonstrations across the country, saw his work fall apart in November when Donald Trump took the presidency .
Many cops and firemen do not like Krasner . They accuse him of being soft on crime and against police officers. His alignment with Black Lives Matter did not help in that regards. Many people see the group as divisive and even the Southern Poverty Law Center has called that group racist. They are being watched, and to support that group, or their message is a sure fire way to alienate the majority of the population.
Should he be elected, will Krasner target cops or will he give light sentences to those arrested by cops who were supporting Soros backed protests? People should get their background on both Grossman and Krasner before casting their vote in November. Both candidates need a heavy vetting. Krasner, a lawyer that represents car crash victims, would rather not look at all of the evidence in some of these cases. Grossman is not without controversy either. As an Assistant DA, she led the asset forfeiture unit, which came under fire for mismanagement.
Imagine working four jobs with you and your significant other. You have a teenager who got caught with some drugs but was never charged. Now imagine the DA now wants to take your house. Or imagine have a small amount of drugs in your car and having your car seized. That is civil asset forfeiture. Many jurisdictions have come under fire for mismanagement of this program. Grossman was running unopposed so, as long as she showed up and voted, she would get the nomination.
Both are hoping to take the seat of Seth Williams, who was indicted and faces charges he took money in exchange for favors from his office.