Prosecutor Kim Gardner, Supported by Soros, Resigns Amid Criticism
Author: Deborah Ross / 2023-05-05 08:47:17St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who has been supported by billionaire philanthropist George Soros, announced her resignation from office on Monday.
Gardner, who became the city's first Black circuit attorney in 2017, has faced criticism over her handling of high-profile cases, including her prosecution of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Her tenure has been marked by controversy, with many accusing her of using her position to push a political agenda.
Despite these criticisms, Gardner has maintained the support of Soros, who has provided significant financial backing to her campaign and other progressive prosecutor candidates across the country. Soros has been a major player in the movement to elect prosecutors who will prioritize criminal justice reform and reduce mass incarceration.
While Gardner's resignation comes as a surprise to many, it is likely that Soros will continue to support progressive prosecutor candidates in the future. As the country grapples with issues of racial injustice and police brutality, the role of prosecutors has come under increasing scrutiny, and the movement to elect reform-minded candidates is only expected to grow.
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