Editor: According to her campaign ads and campaign website, Buta Biberaj is in favor of “diversion” policies. These are policies which are aimed at ending the “school-to-prison pipeline” by diverting violent and/ or lawless students away from the criminal justice system.
Unfortunately, as was seen in the Parkland massacre, these policies also ensured that problematic young adults maintained clean criminal records and subsequently passed FBI firearms background checks. In other words, policies like those advocated by Biberaj subverted the background check system and allowed violent offenders like Nikolaus Cruz to purchase firearms.
It’s really surprising that after the well-publicized Parkland massacre, Biberaj would continue to favor such policies. So, Loudoun voters really ought to consider if she should be elevated to commonwealth attorney.
If I lived in Loudoun, I would be casting a vote for Biberaj’s opponent in order to help keep Loudoun safer and make sure that the lessons of Parkland were learned in Virginia.
Joel Burton, Fairfax