Two veteran prosecutors in Northern Virginia were defeated yesterday by leftists backed to the hilt by George Soros’ money. In Arlington County, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti narrowly defeated longtime Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos. In Fairfax County, Steve Descano unseated incumbent Raymond Morrogh. I warned here and here that the massive influx of Soros money might produce these results.
Dehghani-Tafti and Descano both campaigned on the “criminal justice reform” mantra. After her victory, the former tweeted:
This election wasn’t about me but about the community’s recognition that criminal justice reform is one of the civil rights issues of our time.
It’s not really the job of prosecutors to institute “criminal justice reform.” It’s their job vigorously to enforce the criminal laws adopted by the legislature.
In practice,of course, prosecutors have the power to undo the legislature’s…