A left-wing Virginia district attorney is drawing criticism after she sent a memo to judges advising them that her office is “inundated” and that certain crimes will no longer be prosecuted, yet another example of the coddling of criminals by officials who have drawn the support of billionaire meddler George Soros.
In the December 30, 2022 memo, Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj informed the judges that in order to focus on more serious felonies and violent crime that her office would punt the ball on lesser misdemeanor offenses including trespassing, public drunkenness, possession of certain drugs, petty larceny and traffic violations such as reckless driving and hit and run with property damage.
“As you may know, with the increase in the trials in Circuit Court and the introduction of body worn camera and related recordings in each case, the OCA is inundated and left with insufficient time to prosecute every infraction and low-level offense that is charged,” wrote Biberaj.“To better serve our community and to ensure that we are providing safety and justice, we need to reallocate our resources towards the more egregious cases that are being charged by law enforcement and threaten the safety of our community. The most appropriate way for us to do so is to redirect our resources towards the crimes of violence and felonious criminal acts.”
The letter stated that her office would work with law enforcement to provide “training and guidance” in preparation to present the cases to the court. The changes are set to go into effect for crimes committed after January 16, 2023.
First on @fox5dc: @LoudounOCA will stop prosecuting some misdemeanors including some reckless driving/hit&run cases, trespass, petty larceny.@ButaBiberaj says office is “inundated,” but BOS chair blames inability to manage office & keep staff. FULL STORY https://t.co/xFqulOtt4m pic.twitter.com/7fJT8XWPXQ
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) January 13, 2023
The Commonwealth’s Attorney General Jason Miyares reacted to the memo, blasting the idea that prosecutors could cherry-pick which violations of the law to prosecute.
“Prosecutors cannot cherry pick laws to enforce and laws to ignore – that’s not how our government works, and it establishes a dangerous precedent,” he said on Twitter. “Far-left CAs who ignore crime create an environment that only encourages more of it. Virginians deserve better.”
Prosecutors cannot cherry pick laws to enforce and laws to ignore – that’s not how our government works, and it establishes a dangerous precedent.
Far-left CAs who ignore crime create an environment that only encourages more of it.
Virginians deserve better. https://t.co/pHzfr3vRH5
— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) January 13, 2023
“I focus on ensuring a safe community and fighting for victims. My decision allows us to dedicate every available resource to protect victims of crime such as murder, rape, and domestic violence, not speeding tickets,” she shot back in her own Twitter post.
I focus on ensuring a safe community and fighting for victims. My decision allows us to dedicate every available resource to protect victims of crime such as murder, rape, and domestic violence, not speeding tickets. https://t.co/PSZGOlXyvQ
— Buta Biberaj (@ButaBiberaj) January 14, 2023
“If truth be told, @JasonMiyaresVA, you know from your short time as a prosecutor in Va Beach, that throughout our great Commonwealth, officers are the primary evidence presenters in traffic and low level misdemeanors. That’s not failing to prosecute, but prioritizing prosecution…If you want to protect the people, stop playing the politics of division and misinformation,” she added, using one of the Democrats’ most effective talking points. “You know the Commonwealth only gives prosecutors $$ to prosecute felonies. So if you truly want to fight for victims, fight for prosecutors’ to get the $$$ to prosecute every misd.”
Biberaj recently made headlines when a Virginia judge booted her from the appeals case of a father who was persecuted by her office after he showed up at a Loudoun County to speak out after his daughter was raped by a transgender male wearing a skirt and was roughed up by police in 2021.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 13, 2022
The Bronx-raised Biberaj has also drawn the generous financial support of the man who many feel is the biggest bloodsucking Hungarian ghoul this side of Count Dracula with Soros backing her as he does with other progressive legal vandals in cities throughout the country by pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into her 2019 election campaign through a Super PAC.
During a Friday press conference, Biberaj contended that the letter was prematurely released and was intended to create a conversation among county judges.
“We promised transparency, you want to see what we’re doing? Come see what we’re doing. You have questions about what we’re doing? Ask the questions. It’s unfortunate this letter dated December 30, was prematurely released. That’s why we have the shock factor as to why people are saying ‘oh my gosh I didn’t know.’ You didn’t know cause it wasn’t your time to know. We invited our general district court judges to have a conversation. How can we do this, and best serve you, and best serve our community,” she said.
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