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George Soros’s Groups Have Spent $40 Million Over The Last Ten Years To Elect 75 Progressive Prosecutors

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George Soros has spent $40 million over the past decade to elect 75 progressive prosecutors, a new report finds — who are now being blamed for rising crime in some of America’s largest cities.

The 91-year-old billionaire philanthropist has supported the candidates through his Open Society Foundations – a network of NGOs and think tanks that promote left-wing policies.

Among them George Gascon, the controversial Los Angeles District Attorney who received $4.7 million through the Soros-funded California Justice and Safety PAC for his 2020 election campaign, and now faces attempts to recall him after a series of lenient prosecution decisions.

They also include Larry Krasner, the Philadelphia DA, whose campaign received $1.3 million through Soros-backed Color of Change and Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety PAC.

Soros’s funding accounted for more than 90 percent of his total fundraising in 2017.

George Soros, 91, is pictured May 24 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Through his foundation, he has funded the election of 75 progressive prosecutors over the past decade

Krasner has been in charge of a city since 2018 that saw more shootings in 2021 than any year in the city’s history, and is on track to match the number in 2022. Critics blame his emphasis on not prosecuting for various types of crimes.

Jason Johnson, a former Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner, chairs the LEDF that published the report

Jason Johnson, a former Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner, chairs the LEDF that published the report

“Soros is using that campaign money and the hundreds of millions more to support organizations to quietly change the criminal justice system for the worse, promoting dangerous policies and anti-police narratives to advance his radical agenda,” said Jason Johnson, a former deputy commissioner. of the Baltimore Police Department, and chairman of the pro-police action group Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LEDF).

Johnson’s group released a 17-page report on Tuesday entitled, “Justice for Sale: How George Soros Put Radical Prosecutors to Power.”

The report concludes that spending by Soros-backed groups has installed prosecutors who now represent 72 million people, or one in five Americans.

Larry Krasner, the DA for Philadelphia, received $1.3 million through Soros-backed Color of Change and Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety PAC

George Gascon, the controversial Los Angeles District Attorney, was awarded $4.7 million through the Soros-funded California Justice and Safety PAC for his 2020 election campaign

Larry Krasner, the DA for Philadelphia (left), received $1.3 million through Soros-backed Color of Change and Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety PAC, while George Gascon (right) received $4.7 million

The figure includes about half of America’s 50 most populous cities and counties, serving 40 percent.

The report’s authors note that the injection of Soros-backed cash has tipped the balance in elections to abnormal levels.

“Traditionally, the elections for the public prosecutor have been a silent affair,” the authors write.

Candidates spent very little on their campaigns, instead jockeying for local approvals and polishing their legal qualifications for the top job.

“That has recently changed, as millions of campaign dollars have flowed into these downward voting contests.

“Most of that lavish spending on advertising and consultants has been made by (or on behalf of) ‘social justice’ candidates.”

The report singles out Gascon and Krasner — two of the most high-profile progressive DAs in the country — and newly elected Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg.

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan's DA, was backed by Soros

Kim Foxx, Cook County DA, was backed by the billionaire progressive philanthropist

Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA (left), was supported by Soros, as was Kim Foxx, DA for Cook County, Illinois (right)

Buta Biberaj was awarded $922,000 for her election to become the District Attorney for Loudoun County, Virginia

Buta Biberaj was awarded $922,000 for her election to become the District Attorney for Loudoun County, Virginia

Bragg, who took over from Cyrus Vance on Jan. 1, is the first African-American to serve as a Manhattan District Attorney and has been convicted of his lax approach to prosecution.

Upon taking office, he instructed the assistant district attorneys to stop indicting a variety of minor felonies and avoid jail terms for certain robberies, assaults and gun possession cases in which no other crimes were committed.

He said jail time should only be reserved for the most serious crimes, such as murder and assault.

Bragg’s campaign received $1.1 million from the New York Justice and Public Safety PAC and Color of Change.

It also notes that Kim Foxx, the DA of Cook County, Illinois — who represents Chicago — has been awarded $2 million for her campaign, through the Illinois Justice and Public Safety PAC.

Foxx has faced strong criticism for allowing people accused of violent crimes to go through electronic surveillance — a policy Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried unsuccessfully to ignore.

In Loudoun County, Virginia, Soros supported Buta Biberaj with $922,000 through his New Virginia Majority and Virginia Justice and Public Safety PAC.

Biberaj faces a recall attempt this summer, with opponents accusing her of “letting criminals walk the streets” – in particular “woman beaters and child molesters.”

Most of these prosecutors, when they take office, are pursuing radical justice policies, including waiving bail, discharging offenses and demanding lenient sentences, while engaging in hostile relations with their public security partners, especially the police. authors.

“Crime and violence increased after the election of many of these reform prosecutors.”

George Gascon’s History of Clemency

December – Gascon has tried to have the two previous ‘strikes’ removed in the case of a mother accused of murdering her daughter. Akira Keyshell Smith, 36, is charged with murder, child abuse and torture in the death of Eternity Smith, four, who died in August 2020.

January — Hannah Tubbs, 26, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Palmdale, California, Denny’s branch in 2014 when she was 17. Gascon said she should be tried as a minor — and Tubbs was caught on a recorded prison line bragging about Gascon’s lenient sentence. In February, he admitted it was too soft.

Hannah Tubbs is pictured in their November 2021 booking photo

Hannah Tubbs is pictured in their November 2021 booking photo

February – Gascon admits that a policy he was elected to – a ban on life sentences in murder cases – was not always correct.

Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has withdrawn his support for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón and has joined a chorus of law enforcement officers and victim advocates who have expressed concerns about what they consider to be the Gascón’s soft-on-crime policy.

Be able to – Dave Chapelle is attacked onstage on May 3 by Isaiah Lee, 23. Lee was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and Gascon decided not to charge Lee with a felony. They said that although criminal behavior did take place, they believed it “did not constitute a crime” and was merely a crime. Chapelle’s lawyer said he was “upset” about Gascon’s decision.

– A California probation panel has first recommended the release of Charles Manson’s follower Patricia Krenwinkel. Krenwinkel, 74, was previously denied parole 14 times for the 1969 murder of pregnant actor Sharon Tate and four other people. But for the first time, Los Angeles County prosecutors did not attend the hearing to object, according to Gascon’s policy that prosecutors should not be involved in deciding whether inmates are ready for release.

June- – The California appeals court rules that Gascon cannot order prosecutors to ignore the state’s three strikes law, which can increase prison terms when filing criminal charges.

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