Dale Holness Snubbed As Broward State Attorney Hosts Fundraiser For State Rep. Bobby DuBose

God has truly blessed me with an amazing support system. Last night at Riverside Hotel, Harold Pryor and Michael Satz held a fundraising event in my honor. To everyone who continues to show their support, please know I offer my deepest gratitude. Thank you.”— Bobby DuBose

Even though controversial County Commissioner Dale Holness helped get him elected last November, new Broward State Attorney Harold Pryor is hosting a fundraiser for his opponent in the CD 23 U.S. Congressional race. On Wednesday evening, Pryor and his predecessor, Michael Satz, hosted a rooftop event in Fort Lauderdale for State Rep. Bobby DuBose. Holness, Dubose, State Sen. Perry Thurston, State Rep. Omari Hardy and County Commissioner Barbara Sharief are running to replace Congressman Alcee Hastings.

Broward insiders were shocked by the invite especially since Harold Pryor’s senior adviser often works for Dale Holness and his allies.

Perhaps the Broward State Attorney took note of the negative headlines swirling around Team Dale Holness and decided to back DuBose?

(VIDEO) Broward Debates: State Attorney & Public Defender


from Jaablaw.com

The debate video is now available, courtesy of RedBroward.com’s Tom Lauder.

The SAO video is here.  The questions start at 10:40, following the opening statements.

The more informal PDO debate video is here. The questions start at 4:20, following opening statements.

Thanks to David Ovalle from the Miami Herald, Rafael Olmeda from the Sun Sentinel, Erin Daniels from the African-American Library, Jennifer Spillane and Monica Elliott from the League of Women Voters, Antony Page from FIU College of Law, Tom Lauder from RedBroward, Chad Shuck from Total Rental Solutions for the solid on the audio presentation, and all the candidates for their participation.

THANKS FOR PLAYING!

Broward State Attorney Wannabe Says He Wont Prosecute “Quality Of Life” Crimes

Joseph Kimok, the “progressive” candidate for State Attorney, wants to usher in a “new generation of justice” in Broward County. Based upon his recent comments, Kimok’s radical criminal justice reform platform would keep the Broward Jail empty. Last week, Kimok told Broward Democrats it was time to discuss the decriminalization of hard drugs like crack cocaine, heroin and meth. Kimok even endorsed the legalization of “sex work.”

On Facebook, a local resident asked Kimok for specifics about his criminal justice reform plans. Kimok responded with a litany of progressive ideas like ending cash bail, mandatory minimum jail sentences and “stop-and-frisk.” Kimok said he would stop arrests for drug possession and stop seeking search warrants for drugs. Kimok criticized the death penalty and vow to reduce life without parole sentencing.

Kimok said feeling safe means “being safe from violence and being safe from police and the [criminal justice] system.”

QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES?!?

In his Facebook response to the voter, Joseph Kimok promised to “stop charging ‘quality of life’ and poverty based crimes. What does this mean? Is this the mother stealing bread and milk from Publix to feed her kids? Is there an epidemic of these cases?

According to a left-wing organization, “The term ‘quality of life’ is thought to have first been used in a policing context in New York City in the early 90s….refers to a practice of heavily policing a number of normally non-criminal activities such as congregating and/or drinking in public spaces, as well as minor offenses such as graffiti, public urination, panhandling, littering, and unlicensed street vending in public spaces because, the argument goes, if left unchecked, they will lead to an explosion of serious crime.”

Kimok’s radical platform parrots the plans of other progressive state attorney candidates across the United States.

Last week, Chesa Boudin, a far left radical, was elected District Attorney in San Francisco. In his victory speech, Boudin mentioned “quality of life” crimes.

“We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes,” Boudin said. “Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted. Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted; we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness.”

Kimok appears to be a big fan of Chesa Boudin.

Does Joseph Kimok plan on reshaping Broward in the image of San Francisco?

What happens if drug users set up camp along Las Olas or A1A?

What if tent cities pop up along Sistrunk Blvd or Weston Road or Holmberg Road?

What if drug users shoot up heroin in the playground at the Museum of Discovery and Science?

What if drug users defecate at the entrance of the Center for Performing Arts or the Sawgrass Mills Mall?

Would Kimok accept “poverty” as a defense to all crimes?

Would State Attorney Joseph Kimok prosecute anyone in Broward County?

REDBROWARD reached out to Joe Kimok for a definition of “quality of life” and poverty based crimes. Kimok did not respond to our request for comment.