152: The Political and Personal Agenda Behind Governor DeSantis’ Removal of State Attorney Monique Worrell w Andrew Darling
In the past few weeks, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis decided to abuse his powers once again as the head of state and remove an elected State Attorney. This time, the 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Monique Worrell landed in Governor DeSantis’ cross hairs. Today, Hunter is joined by Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Darling to discuss what happened. If you take the story that Governor DeSantis proclaims on face value, you could be led to believe that Worrell was a rouge prosecutor allowing crime to go unpunished. As Andrew points out however, Worrell was a moderately progressive prosecutor who’s biggest deviation from the norm was wanting to pursue rehabilitation for youthful offenders, keeping low level drug offenses in diversionary programs, and a willingness to pursue cases against Police for their abuse of power.