Anyone who reads the crime reports in the Alachua Chronicle should be deeply concerned that the State Attorney is WEAK ON CRIME.
Brian Kramer is the State Attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit that includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties. Many people that I’ve spoken with, including many law enforcement officers, believe that the State Attorney is failing law-abiding citizens.
Law enforcement is working hard to apprehend violent criminals while the State Attorney fails to prosecute them.
Every day the Alachua Chronicle posts another story about a convicted felon in possession of a firearm having their charges dropped by the State Attorney instead of being sent back to prison.
Shouldn’t there be zero tolerance for gun violence? Nope.The State Attorney routinely drops all the charges and releases the convicted felons right back on the street.
As reported by the Alachua Chronicle on June 9th:
“Williams was wanted on a warrant, and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) received information that he was at an apartment with a woman and six children under the age of 17. Williams allegedly told the woman he was going to kill the children, causing her to flee the apartment with an infant…
“On April 1, Williams was arrested after allegedly stealing a gun from a woman, pointing it in her face, providing a false name to deputies, and fleeing. He posted $35,000 bail and was ordered to have no contact with the victim and not to return to Majestic Oaks. He was charged with grand theft of a firearm, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, providing false identification to law enforcement, and resisting arrest. All of the charges except resisting arrest were dropped on May 20.”
Yes; you read this correctly. Just days after having charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon dropped by the State Attorney, the same convicted felon allegedly held five children hostage in a bedroom, telling a woman he was going to kill the children.
Brian Kramer is an embarrassment to law abiding citizens. Kramer is WEAK ON CRIME and has misplaced priorities.
Kramer’s recent “woke” OpEd in the Gainesville Sun is a textbook example of misplaced priorities under his failed leadership. In the OpEd, Kramer states that he has created an entirely new program at taxpayer expense to help restore the voting rights of convicted felons. This is not the role of the State Attorney.
The Clerk of the Court, not the State Attorney, is responsible for determining whether all fines, fees, costs, and restitution ordered as part of the felony sentence have been paid by convicted felons seeking to restore their voting rights under Amendment 4.
The State Attorney should be focusing on prosecuting criminals instead of constantly dropping charges and creating an entirely new program at taxpayer expense to help restore the voting rights of convicted felons. Under Brian Kramer, violent criminals seemingly have more rights than victims of violent crime.
While violent criminals are having their felony charges dropped by the State Attorney, Brian Kramer seems to be more concerned with campaigning for his employee Sean Brewer, who is running for judge. Just like his boss, Assistant State Attorney Sean Brewer is also WEAK ON CRIME.
As the prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Sean Brewer never filed charges against a convicted felon in possession of a firearm who shot and paralyzed a victim in High Springs. According to the court records, the convicted felon, who was sitting in jail for 30 days with bond set at $700,000 was released without ever being charged.
Yes; you also read this correctly. Another convicted felon in possession of a firearm shoots and paralyzes someone. Sean Brewer fails to file felony charges and the convicted felon is released right back on the street to commit another crime.
Sean Brewer is an embarrassment to law-abiding citizens.
In closing, I am deeply concerned by what I am reading in the Alachua Chronicle and hope that they will continue to expose how the State Attorney is failing to protect law-abiding citizens by coddling criminals. The State Attorney is WEAK ON CRIME and prefers to be “woke” rather than prosecuting criminals. Convicted felons in procession of a firearm should be prosecuted and sent back to prison rather than having felony charges dropped and being turned loose on the street by the State Attorney. Brian Kramer and Sean Brewer are an embarrassment to law abiding citizens.
Lloyd W. Bailey, Jr., Newberry
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