Attorney Sarah Swain (left) apologized after she was heavily criticized by law enforcement groups, the argument that the image promoted violence against police officers.
The Democratic-backed candidate to run for Kansas State Attorney General) has been dropping their own party out of it, because a poster is hung in your office, Wonder Woman lassoing a police officer around the neck.
Attorney Sarah Swain apologised after it was heavily criticized by law enforcement groups, the argument that the image promoted violence against police officers.
The state of the Democratic party, agreed, adding that the poster is a reason for disqualification for the office of the attorney General.
“We condemn and reject the depiction of violence against law-enforcement authorities, including the image of the Swain law firm,” the party said in a statement. “We do not advertise or promote, Swain run for attorney General, yet we have placed no contact with her since.”
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Despite the apology, Swain disagreed, with the argument that the poster shows Wonder Woman using her “lasso of truth” to law enforcement authorities, honestly, what you said, is a metaphor for the cross-examination, and a zealous defense.
The Kansas State Troopers Association shared this poster on their Facebook: “a very disturbing image. Even more disturbing is that it is the property of a candidate for state attorney General. Someone who incite violence against law enforcement is not the kind of leadership we need.”
“As a criminal defense lawyer for almost 17 years, I have seen first-Hand the injustice that will be dealt, in the hands of a less-than-honest police officers,” said Swain. “I have been to many cases where the truth was ignored and the lives of the people were destroyed. These are just some of the experiences that eventually led me to run for the attorney General.”
The criticism comes at a time when law enforcement was attacked massively.
Since the beginning of this year, at least 45 police officers of duty in the United States were killed in the line until 2017, there were 129 recorded deaths; and in the year 2016, there were 135, making it the deadliest year for police officers in just five years.
The recent deaths come to Kansas from Swain’s own state, where two sheriffs were killed on the 15. June during Transport of inmates.
The Kansas State Troopers Association said that “in a time when the funeral ceremonies are made for two heroes who gave their lives in the service of our community … this can not be tolerated.”
If Swain succumb to the pressure and drops, the incumbent Republican attorney General Derek Schmidt is running unopposed in November.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber, Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.