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Is their a tough on crime wave starting? Virginia a center?

Often times, attention grabbing headlines create a firestorm of activity (sometimes good sometimes not). The death of George Floyd generated helped ignite a woke supported national crime wave and sadly did not improve policing (just the opposite). The murder described below has lit a spark. Hopefully we'll see sensible, improved law enforcement take center stage. BTW: that doesn't mean violating people's rights, it does mean protecting society from bad guys however.


New tough-on-crime Virginia DA Jason Miyares fires 30 staffers BEFORE being sworn in and launches probe into woke Loudoun County, accusing it of covering up rape by non-binary student for political gain


Miyares, a Republican, was sworn in on Saturday after a GOP sweep in the 2021 Virginia elections

'One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency - and that's a big issue here,' Miyares said in a statement. 'Loudoun Country Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl,' Miyares said


A boy, who identifies as non-binary, was found guilty of raping a girl in a school bathroom that allowed students to use the restroom of their gender identity

At the same time, Miyares fired 30 staffers, including 17 attorneys and reportedly the entire conviction integrity unit


By MORGAN PHILLIPS, POLITICS REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:13 EST, 17 January 2022 | UPDATED: 21:12 EST, 17 January 2022



Virginia's new attorney general Jason Miyares purged 30 staffers from his office before he was sworn in - and has now announced a probe into the state's scandal-hit Loudoun County School Board.


Friday's mass firing - which took place the day before Miyares' inauguration in Richmond, included 17 attorneys and reportedly the entire conviction integrity unit. Loudoun County School Board - which has been plagued by scandal after scandal over critical race theory-inspired 'equity' lessons and transgender issues - is now also set to come under Miyares' spotlight, after news of its extreme progressive policies and cover-ups swept the United States.


Miyares, a Republican, was sworn in on Saturday after a GOP sweep across Virginia that led to a governor - Glenn Youngkin - lieutenant governor - Winsome Sears, attorney general and lower chamber of the state legislature all controlled by the same party. Democrats still control the state senate and the secretary of state's office.


Miyares spokesperson Victoria LaCivita told DailyMail.com the 30 staffers knew the AG would be moving in a different direction and said the large-scale purge was typical at the start of a new administration.


She said Miyares' predecessor, Mark Herring, made more cuts.


'During the campaign, it was made clear that Attorney General Miyares and former Attorney General Herring have very different visions for how the office should be run. This is routine for a new administration,' she said.


'There are 523 people who work in the Office of the Attorney General, and 643 who report to the Attorney General statewide. Only 30 personnel changes were made. Attorney General Herring made more substantial cuts after he took over from his Republican predecessor.'


Emilee Hasbrouck, who formerly worked with the conviction integrity unit in the attorney general's office, said that her entire unit had been cleaned out.


'Today, the incoming AG fired, among many others, the entire Conviction Integrity Unit. With no notice. I found out at 10am. Two of my colleagues found out at 4pm. I'm so sorry to all the people we didn't get to help,' Hasbrouck wrote on Twitter.


LaCivita did not deny that the attorney general fired the entire unit, but said that the Conviction Integrity Unit was actually expanded to include Investigations and Cold Cases.


While it's routine for lawyers to be replaced when one party loses control of the office, the scope of the firing surprised the outgoing administration of Herring.


'These are dedicated and professional public servants who do important work, like investigate wrongful convictions, protect Virginians' civil rights, help to ensure free and fair elections, and prevent human trafficking and opioid abuse,' said Herring spokesperson Charlotte Gomer, according to the Times-Dispatch. 'Their absence will be a significant loss to the mission of the Office of Attorney General.'


Jason Miyares is pictured being sworn in as Virginia Attorney General on January 15 - days before he purged 30 staff from his office +7

Jason Miyares is pictured being sworn in as Virginia Attorney General on January 15 - days before he purged 30 staff from his office


Miyares has already launched a probe into Loudoun County School Board, which has hit the headlines over the last year thanks to a series of woke scandals +7

Miyares has already launched a probe into Loudoun County School Board, which has hit the headlines over the last year thanks to a series of woke scandals


Miyares is pictured with his wife Page during Saturday's swearing in at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond. The couple have two daughters +7

Miyares is pictured with his wife Page during Saturday's swearing in at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond. The couple have two daughters


Miyares has also vowed to investigate the state's parole board over its alleged soft-on-crime policies, and has Loudoun County School board in his sights too. The school board has become America's most infamous, initially for its hardline teaching of critical race theory-inspired 'equity' lessons about race, and then over a cover-up involving a 14 year-old boy in a skirt who sexually assaulted two different girls at two schools in the district.


'One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency - and that's a big issue here,' Miyares said in a statement.


'The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun Country Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl.'


A 14-year-old boy, who identifies as non-binary, was arrested and found guilty of raping a girl in a Loudoun County school bathroom that allowed students to use the restroom of their gender identity.


The student was transferred to another school in the same district where he allegedly sexually assaulted another student and the district was accused of covering up the incident.


Indeed, Virginia's Loudoun County was a focal point in Youngkin's gubernatorial race against former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe after the arrest of the skirt-wearing 14-year-old male high school student.


The district has been accused of covering up the crime and saw one of the alleged victim's parents arrested at a school board meeting.


Miyares, second from right, is pictured above on the day of his swearing in, along with Youngkin, third from left and Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, second from left +7

Miyares, second from right, is pictured above on the day of his swearing in, along with Youngkin, third from left and Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, second from left


Miyares, a Republican, was sworn in on Saturday after a GOP sweep across Virginia that led to a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and lower chamber of the state legislature all controlled by the same party +7

Miyares, a Republican, was sworn in on Saturday after a GOP sweep across Virginia that led to a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and lower chamber of the state legislature all controlled by the same party


The student involved has been placed on the sex offenders registry for life as part of his sentence.


New Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin used the case to knock Democrat Terry McAuliffe.


Miyares, who ran a tough-on-crime campaign, had pledged to investigation allegations of wrongdoing by the state parole board.


In 2020 the Virginia Parole Board granted 329 inmates early parole, higher than any number in the last four years.


The state inspector general did investigate at least seven of the cases after a whistleblower alleged misconduct, and found some of the complaints to be 'substantiated.'


But the Virginia parole board did not face any consequences and former Gov. Ralph Northam's administration called the investigator of the cases Jennifer Moschetti biased.


Moschetti then lost her job in March 2021.


Hours after his inauguration, Youngkin fired the entire parole board and brought in all new appointees.


It was only part of a busy day for the new governor, where he issued nine executive orders and two executive directives.


Among the governor's day-one actions were banning critical race theory in schools, allowing parents to opt out of mask requirements in schools and rescinding the state's vaccine mandate.



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