Hyattsville, MD – An assistant public defender in Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender has publicly announced that she is anti-police, with a picture she posted on Facebook.
Clare Carlson, an assistant public defender in Maryland’s 5th District, posted a picture of a piece of embroidery she received as a gift with the slogan “F**k the Police.”
Prince George’s County police sources said that the millennial regularly brags to them that her father is a federal judge, and is often seen showing off the tattoo of California on the top of her right foot, honoring the state where her “federal judge” father retired from the bench in 2012.
In October, Carlson posted the offensive handmade piece of stitchery, framed in an embroidery hoop, on her Facebook page with the comment “Ahhhhhhhh the BEST gift from the BEST friend.”
The friend she tagged to thank in her Facebook post –
Hoynacki and Carlson attended University of Wisconsin (UW) Law School together.
In fact, Hoynacki was the president of the UW Law School Student Bar Association, according to that publication’s newsletter. Hoynacki was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar on June 4, 2014.
Carlson has worked for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender since February of 2016, according to her LinkedIn profile.
She was also employed, for a grand total of three months, by Solano County Public Defender’s Office in Vallejo, Ca. as a deputy public defender.
Carlson was admitted to the California Bar Association in December of 2014, according to their website.
Hoynacki now lives in Astoria, N.Y. and is an attorney for The Legal Aid Society, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Supporters of law enforcement were appalled by the anti-police Facebook post by an employee of the state’s legal system, and shared it, before Carlson removed it from her Facebook page.
On Facebook, comments ran the gamut from “Should be fired. She represents with ‘extreme prejudice.’ An Officer of the court should be unbiased” to “If I were a prosecutor, I’d bring up her ‘bias’ at every trial.”
Numerous police officers wrote about specific experiences they’d had with Carlson in the Hyattsville courthouse.
“She told a guy on my squad he was a ‘racist cop’ and the judge proceeded to ream her out in front of the court room,” one officer posted.
Another police source who has encountered Carlson professionally many times said that, in his opinion, “due to her biased view of the police and conspiracy theories, she tends to get her clients more serious fines and jail time … I just don’t understand how people like herself can harbor so much hate. I see it on a daily basis and how it affects her ability to remain objective.”
Carlson’s only response to Blue Lives Matter’s request for comment was to hide her Facebook profile from public view.
Maryland’s Office of the Public Defender didn’t respond to a request for comment by publication time.
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