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Prosecutor who fought to jail dad busted at school board meeting ran on anti-incarceration agenda

Added 10-18-21 01:18:02pm EST - “A top Virginia prosecutor sought jail time for the dad who was arrested at a school board meeting while protesting his daughter's rape ?" despite running on an anti-incarceration agenda.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Prosecutor who fought to jail dad busted at school board meeting ran on anti-incarceration agenda”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A top Virginia prosecutor sought jail time for the dad who was arrested at a school board meeting while protesting his daughter’s rape — despite having run on a George Soros-funded campaign against mass incarcerations, according to reports.

Bronx-raised Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj personally prosecuted dad Scott Smith, 48, after he was arrested at a raucous June 22 public meeting, Loudoun Now noted at the time.

The county’s top prosecutor pushed for jail time as well as a fine and anger management for Smith, even though he was only facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest — and his lawyer insisted he had been illegally detained, the court report said.

Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told the Daily Wire that it was “completely unheard of for the prosecutor to handle a misdemeanor.”

“It is incredibly unusual for a disorderly conduct case to even go forward. The idea that they would actually be seeking jail time, I’d guess in my 15 years the number of times I’ve seen that happen would be zero,” Lancaster told the conservative outlet.

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