Over the weekend, a career criminal tried to kill a Rand Paul staffer in a D.C. elevator. According to the parents of the staffer, Phillip Todd, he was randomly attacked. A friend’s intervention saved his life. Mr. Todd has undergone surgery and is stable. This stabbing took place in broad daylight.
Their response can be read below.
D.C. is a hotbed of crime and soft-on-crime policies.
The U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. declined to prosecute 67% of individuals arrested by police last year who would’ve been tried in D.C. Superior Court. The shocking numbers come just one month after the district tried overhauling its criminal code by reducing penalties for major crimes.
This is from The Washington Post:
But even compared to a local prosecutor’s office, a 67 percent declination rate is high. For example, in Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit, the prosecutor’s office reported declining 33 percent of its cases last year. Prosecutors in Philadelphia declined 4 percent, and prosecutors in Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, declined 14 percent, according to data from those offices.
Last month Congresswoman Craig was assaulted in a D.C. elevator. The congresswoman was the assaulter’s 13th victim. The criminal was released from prison the day before.
The parents of the staffer described their son’s condition in the tweet below. He is expected to make a full recovery.
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) March 29, 2023