Fox 8 has a very informative video that features Judge Avery Crump, who just won the democratic socialist primary for Guilford County District Attorney. There is no Republican candidate in the fall election, so she will almost certainly be our new DA.
She stylistically represents herself well; and makes her positions seem reasonable. However, if you scrutinize the language and the meaning behind her statements, it becomes abundantly clear that she resigned her office as Judge to run for DA because she has a political agenda to implement.
Understanding her presentation requires cutting through some jargon.
She speaks of wanting to bring to Guilford County a program in Durham called Misdemeanor Diversion Court. We need to be sensitized to the fact that bringing nearly anything here from Durham is not likely to be a good idea. The program basically seeks to shield 16 and 17 year old law-breakers from criminal prosecution. (She also doesn't want 16 and 17 year olds charged as adults.)
She mentions the accused young person is charged monetarily for certain programs within the criminal justice system. She wants to make these programs free of charge.
She presents herself as advocating the right of crime victims to be notified of developments. However, she is very careful to avoid stating that the crime victim deserves an aggressive prosecution. Merely notify them, and everything's great.
She speaks of being aware of the concerns of the "community" because she gets around and interacts-- but the question is which community. Did she get elected because she received the machine endorsements of the two black PAC's-- the Simkins PAC and the Guilford County Community PAC? I ask because it seems that her laundry list of concerns seems to correlate with the desires within significant portions of the politically active black community to soften law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
She states boldly that she wants to "bring change" to Guilford County. Remain mindful that the gentleman she is replacing-- Doug Henderson-- was a machine candidate also, and has not been a terribly aggressive DA. She apparently wants to bring it even further leftward.
She touts her own qualifications and her personal integrity. But how much integrity can someone possibly have who is active in that particular political party that espouses so many egregious, amoral cultural and political positions?
I believe we should brace ourselves. It is going to be quite a ride.