Stollsteimer Ignores Murder, Victims’ Pain — Democrat Jack Stollsteimer was sworn in as Delaware County District Attorney, Jan. 6.
He bragged in Jan. 8 press release that he is dropping a 27-year-old retail theft case against David Sheppard, a Philadelphia man whose life sentence on an unrelated case was recently commuted by Governor Thomas W. Wolf.
Unrelated Jack? Why not just say what that “unrelated case” was? Sheppard was serving a life sentence for the murder of 64-year-old Thomas Brannan who was killed during the robbery of Love’s Pharmacy in the Overbrook Section of Philadelphia in which Sheppard participated.
The retail theft charge — which stems from a shoplifting at the defunct Jeans West in Springfield — was imposed last year by then D.A. Kat Copeland. It wasn’t about keeping Sheppard in prison but about giving Brannan’s survivors a chance to speak. Wolf refused to do this as the wonderful Dom Giordano pointed out on his show yesterday (Jan. 9).
The most sickening thing about the “social justice” crowd is that they can’t get that mercy and compassion and empathy apply to victims too. Sheppard didn’t pull the trigger and clemency after 25 years is not beyond the pale, but to refuse to give the survivors a chance to look Sheppard in the eye and, more importantly, make him look in their eyes is about as heartless an act law enforcement can do.
Stollsteimer is among the prosecutors elected after receiving support and funding from billionaire one-percenter George Soros, who says “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”