Because of course he does
John E. Sheerin, 63, a former Philadelphia public school teacher was arrested last year for threatening police officers during protests sparked by social media posts from Councilwoman Helen Gym demanding a statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo to be removed. That episode was captured on video by Inquirer reporter Helen Urbiñas.
In a move that comes as a complete surprise to nobody, the DA’s office has quietly withdrawn the charges of terroristic threats and harassment.
How was that achieved, you ask?
Easy. A series of interesting delays occurred that punted the scheduled trial date out, which was scheduled for January after a series of other delays. Getting a delayed date would ensure that a DA’s office under the assertive control of Krasner would be handling it.
And like magic the “new-and-improved” DA sees no reason to bring a trial with video evidence before a court for it to decide.
Things were not so lucky for Sheerin’s son, Christopher Sheerin. He was arrested earlier that same year for assault–also captured on video–during a Trump tax protest. He worked a deal with prosecutors and was given ARD probation with a goal of clearing his criminal record.