Carol Siemon, Ingham County prosecutor, ended mandatory sentencing of felony firearm charges in her name ‘race equity’ Former Ingham County district attorney Carol Siemon and Michigan State shooter Anthony McRae (Twitter).
A gunman who killed three and wounded five others at Michigan State University on Monday would likely have been in prison at the time of the shooting had he not had felony gun charges dismissed by a progressive prosecutor.
Anthony McRae was charged in June 2019 with illegally carrying a concealed handgun without a permit, but later had those charges dismissed by the office of Ingham County district attorney Carol Siemon (D.). Her office instead let McRae plead guilty to a lesser misdemeanor gun charge, and he served a little more than a year on probation, which ended May 2021. He initially faced up to five years in prison for the felony charge, the Detroit News reported.
Siemon retired from the district attorney’After facing criticism, s office at year’s beginning Judges Police officers For her soft-on crime policies. The same year that McRae was released, Ingham County sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth pushed East Lansing’s city council “to reconsider her internal felony firearm charging policy,” he stated. “does not hold people properly criminally accountable, and increases the likelihood of additional gun violence.”
Siemon made it her office’s official policy in August 2021 to drop mandatory prison sentences for felony firearms charges. She stated that the sentencing enhancement had led to “dramatic racial inequity” And was “not in any way linked to the goal that we share of keeping the public safe.”
Siemon is part of George Soros’s vast public safety network. She Participated International Criminal justice reform is on the horizon Other “reform-minded” prosecutors like Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner (D.), Chicago’s Kim Foxx (D.), Los Angeles’s George Gascón. In addition, she backed Chesa Boudin (D.), a radical San Francisco prosecutor, in a recall campaign which ultimately saw him removed from office last year.
The Ingham County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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