Show-Me Inevitable Argument About Racism Amid Effort To Remove Kim Gardner

This is STL and not really our bag . . . But we're blogging it because it's probably the most important thing happening in the state right now.

Here are the basics . . .

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner is no stranger to controversy, encountering admonishment for her handling of criminal cases on several occasions. She's been publicly reprimanded and fined by the Missouri Supreme Court and scrutinized for what critics have deemed soft-on-crime policies.

However, Gardner is currently facing an unprecedented push for her ouster after volleyball player Janae Edmonson, 16, was hit by a vehicle and lost both her legs while visiting St. Louis with her team last weekend.

Read more via links from both sides of the debate . . .

Special judge appointed in Missouri AG's case vs. Kim Gardner

ST. LOUIS - A special judge has been appointed in the Missouri Attorney General's effort to remove St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from office. John Torbitzky has been named as the special judge in this case, according to court documents obtained by FOX 2.

Missouri AG rejects Kim Gardner's 'ridiculous' attempt to inject race into legal fight to fire her

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey says embattled St. Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner's decision to inject race and politics into legal proceedings to have her removed from office is "ridiculous." Bailey told Fox News Digital that "numerous Democratic lawmakers and politicians" have also called on Gardner to resign.

Kim Gardner calls removal attempt a 'political stunt,' defends handling of case

ST. LOUIS - Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner spurned an ultimatum from Missouri's attorney general on Thursday, declining to step down and claiming that calls for her resignation are a "political stunt." Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey on Wednesday gave Gardner the ultimatum to resign by noon Thursday or face removal through a "quo warranto" petition.

Soros-backed prosecutor pushed by Missouri AG to resign has history of scandals, alleged misconduct

The George Soros-bankrolled prosecutor in St. Louis who's facing calls from Missouri's governor and attorney general to resign for allegedly neglecting her duties already had a history riddled with allegations of misconduct and mishandled cases long before her latest scandal. St.

Hartmann: Missouri Gets Famous for 'Toddlers' Right to Carry'

This year's legislative whoring for the gun lobby started out innocently enough in Missouri. The main focus of Missouri Republican politicians was to be an attack on Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. That's low hanging fruit in Jefferson City. Sure, it's pointless, hypocritical and unabashedly racist. That's why they do it.

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