However, that goal is unreachable without collaboration between the city and a host of criminal justice officials, and particularly Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. Kim’s been in office 100 days. In Lyda’sr 20+ years in office she never got at Jennifer Joyce, Kim’s predecessor. Now Lyda puts it all on Kim.
“However, that goal is unreachable without collaboration between the city and a host of criminal justice officials, and particularly Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.
Krewson has no direct power over who gets sent to Workhouse or for how long. She can’t simply order the release of non-violent inmates locked up for probation violations or adjust bond amounts for people too poor to pay their way out of minor crimes. “
A coupla things about this.. Tishaura ran on closing the workhouse, we could be having a totally diff convo right now. This is Lyda sampling another one if Tishaura’s ideas, a reactionary move to get the attention off her failures as mayor by dumping this in Kim Garner. Kim’s been in office 100 days. In her 20+ years in office Lyda never got at Jennifer Joyce, Kim’s predecessor. Now Lyda puts it all on Kim.
Once again Kim Garner finds herself being dragged/scapegoated in the media. My issue with Kim is playing it safe, going along to get along and not rocking the boat instead of standing up… they still gonna throw her under the bus either way… at least fight.
Lyda is trying to jump out in front of the bail issue while Lewis Reed is trying to hustle money out of the state for locking up poor black people for profit.
Mayor Krewson Embarks on Emptying the Workhouse, But She’ll Need Help
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