To Be Tough on Crime, We Must Be Tough on Prosecutors Who Won’t Prosecute
- BY Sarah Coffey
On Feb. 18, Janae Edmondson was walking on a sidewalk in downtown St. Louis with her family when Daniel Riley, who was out on bond after being recharged in a 2020 armed robbery, ran a stop sign and wrecked his car, hitting Janae in the process.
The 17-year-old Tennessee resident ended up losing both of her legs a week after signing up to play college volleyball.
We shouldn’t have to wait for such a horrifying tragedy to hold elected officials accountable for the explosion of crime in U.S. cities. But in St. Louis, that’s precisely what’s happened.