When not urging followers to read books by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin or Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong, the radical Dream Defenders group wants to remake State Attorney Offices all across the United States. Backed by liberal groups and supporters like George Soros, radical prosecutors have taken over in San Francisco, New York, and St. Louis. Now, Dream Defenders want to remake the Broward State Attorneys Office with the goal of destroying the office.
Since late May, a coalition of radical activists including Broward Dream Defenders and Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) organized local protests under the Black Lives Matter. Now, with the August election fast approaching, Broward Dream Defenders want supporters to vote for radical Broward State Attorney candidate Joe Kimok in the Democrat primary.
Last year, REDBROWARD exposed Joe Kimok’s radical ideas like legalization of sex work and the legalization of all drugs including heroin. During a November 2019 candidate forum, Kimok said drug users “shouldn’t spend any amount” of jail time. Declaring the War On Drugs is a “War on People,” Kimok said any “real discussion” of criminal justice reforms requires talking about “decriminalizing crack, heroin and meth.”
Kimok did not stop with drugs. An audience member asked whether the candidates favored the legalization of “sex work.” Kimok said he did favor legalization.
“[Criminalizing sex work] makes the lives of the workers-that decide to do this-more dangerous, more unhealthy,” Kimok said. “And makes them more likely to be a victim of human trafficking.”
Kimok said, “By driving [sex work] underground, it opens it up to these workers being, uh uh uh uh, selected based on their race, if transgender and without any public safety benefit.”
A few weeks later REDBROWARD revealed more of Kimok’s stunning views on criminal reform. In a Facebook post, Kimok said feeling safe means “being safe from violence and being safe from police and the [criminal justice] system.”
Kimok promised to “stop charging ‘quality of life’ and poverty based crimes. Is this similar to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about rioters are just mothers stealing bread to feed their kids?
The average Broward voter may think such radical views are disqualifying for a State Attorney, but the Dream Defenders love it.
The Dream Defenders gave Joe Kimok an A- on their endorsement report card.
Dream Defenders gave Joe Kimok an A- on his agenda to “end the war on poverty” which includes decriminalization of sex work, homelessness and drugs. Kimok got an A- for his views on “decarcerate and expand alternatives” to jail which include lowering jail population and ending prosecution of “low-level offenses.”
Joe Kimok received A- grades for his views to “protect immigrant communities” and “transparency and accountability.” His lowest score, a B- grade was given for his “let kids be kids” views. Dream Defenders thinks Joe Kimok should stop charging children and close all youth jails.
“TATIC” FOR LONG TERM GOAL
You may think these are the usual left-wing goals of a radical group seeking a seat at the table. According to the Broward Dream Defenders leadership, you would be wrong. The group does not want a seat at the table. Their long-term goal is the destruction of the table and all its chairs.
On a conference call earlier this month, Quayneshia Smith reiterated that Dream Defenders was an abolitionist group. Smith said their endorsement in the State Attorney race does not conflict with their goals to abolish prisons and police departments though the “defund the police” movement.
To make it clear…we’re abolitionists. Our goal with endorsing [Joe Kimok] is a tactic. The goal…the long-term goal for us is to not have a State Attorney’s Office. That’s the goal. If we don’t have a State Attorney’s Office people are not getting locked up. People are not getting arrested, right?
Can Broward County survive without a State Attorney?
Do Democrat voters want to turn Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines into mini-San Franciscos?
Perhaps all the prosecutors and support staff at Broward SAO should polish up their resumes?