Radical left-wing prosecutors who won’t prosecute have come to power in recent years.
Their records, unfortunately, speak for themselves as crime and lawlessness have spiraled out of control in city after city.
Now, this George Soros-backed Virginia Democrat’s behavior is so radical that even Dems are jumping ship.
Democrat Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj was elected to her prosecutor position in Virginia in 2019.
Since assuming office she’s taken a solidly leftist ideological approach to carrying out her job.
Biberaj is one of three Northern Virginia prosecutors who received six-figure donations from far-Left billionaire George Soros.
Soros contributed nearly $1 million to her 2019 campaign.
Now, because of her incompetence, she is facing a primary challenge.
According to a memo obtained by Fox News, Biberaj has announced that starting next week, her office won’t prosecute many low-level offenders.
No longer prosecuting hit-and-runs
This will include no longer prosecuting a number of misdemeanors, including reckless driving, petty theft, and hit-and-runs.
As a way of rationalizing her radicalism, Biberaj says her office is “inundated” with cases.
She claims the change will allow her team to focus on more serious crimes, but local leaders aren’t buying it and are understandably upset.
“If she’s running unopposed, I wouldn’t support her”
BREAKING: @LoudounOCA to stop prosecuting some misdemeanor# including petty larceny, trespass, eluding & some reckless driving/hit&run cases. Memo to judges dated Dec 30, but Loudoun sheriff & BOS chair say they’re just learning of it. Their reaction only on @fox5dc 10/11 pic.twitter.com/V06uoDHxSa
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) January 13, 2023
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) told Fox 5 DC reporter Lindsay Watts that she “absolutely will not” support Biberaj’s reelection bid this year. “If she was running unopposed, I wouldn’t support her,” the Democrat continued.
Those are strong words from a fellow member of a party that has been unusually disciplined in recent years.
Biberaj’s memo states, “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.”
In response to the memo, Virginia’s Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) released the following statement, “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.”
Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors found out about the change in policy in an unconventional way.
Randall says, “We, the supervisors, literally had somebody send a picture of the memo to us yesterday.”
Sean Kennedy heads Virginians for Safe Communities and argues that public safety is at risk.
Kennedy says, “She has every duty to prosecute the crimes that occur in Loudoun County and her excuse is ridiculous. She should be doing her job. If she needs more resources, then explain herself, but just to refuse to prosecute is putting the public at risk.”
That hits the nail on the head.
Luckily for Virginians, they have an opportunity to fire Biberaj as she is clearly unable or unwilling to do the job that the voters elected her to do, and even fellow Democrats have had enough.
Attorney Elizabeth Lancaster recently announced she’s running against Biberaj in the upcoming Democrat primary.
Here’s to hoping that common sense prevails when it’s time for the voters to judge Biberaj’s performance.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.