Arizona won’t send this criminal to New York City for a huge reason

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Soros-backed District Attorneys have turned Democrat-controlled cities into a war zone controlled by violent criminals. 

These leftist DAs have been quick to release accused violent criminals back on the street, but this is thankfully not everywhere in America.

Now this Arizona attorney is refusing New York City’s request for the extradition because of this obvious reason.

AZ attorney won’t extradite accused stabber

Raad Almansoori was arrested after a stabbing attack on a female employee in a McDonald’s bathroom in a Phoenix, Arizona suburb.

The alleged stabber was also sought in another stabbing of a woman during a robbery attempt in the same area one day prior.

According to authorities, Almansoori was driving a stolen car when he was arrested, and he was formally charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and attempted sexual assault, along with one count of theft of means of transportation.

Now, Maricopa County attorney Rachel Mitchell has refused to extradite Almansoori to New York City, saying that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s lax treatment of criminals is to blame.

Mitchell is a nationally recognized prosecutor who questioned Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, during the 2018 hearings for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

During that time, Mitchell wrote a memo that cast doubts on the strength of Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her years ago when the pair was still in high school.

In a press conference regarding the Almansoori case, Mitchell said, “[h]aving observed the treatment of violent criminals in the New York area by the Manhattan D.A. there, Alvin Bragg…I think it’s safer to keep him here and keep him in custody so that he cannot be out doing this to individuals either in our state, county, or anywhere in the United States.”

However, it’s unclear if Mitchell may legally decline to extradite Almansoori.

According to Article IV, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, states that send wanted fugitives to the states with jurisdiction over the alleged crime, “who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.”

In response to Mitchell’s decision, a spokeswoman for Bragg accused the lawyer of “playing political games in a murder investigation,” calling the decision “a slap in the face to them and to the victim in our case to refuse to allow us to seek justice and full accountability for a New Yorker’s death.”

The spokeswoman is referring to another case where Almansoori is accused of fatally bludgeoning a woman in a New York City hotel room.

Mitchell says the criminal should be tried in Arizona first

Rachel Mitchell believes that Almansoori should face trial in her state of Arizona first before doing the same in New York.

She largely blames Bragg and his lax prosecution practices for her decision, including Bragg’s preference to release several dangerous criminals on bail while they are pending trial.

The statement from Bragg’s office said they are “serious about New Yorker’s safety,” adding that homicides are now down 24% since Bragg took office.

However, Mitchell’s office responded by saying that under Arizona law, “all pending criminal matters in Arizona are to be resolved first before extradition to the outside state occurs.”

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.