by Frank Holmes, reporter
Liberal prosecutors who refuse to enforce the law against hardcore criminals are waging a low-wattage war on America. Despite the rise in crime, these prosecutors’ main financier — billionaire George Soros — just announced that he will keep the money flowing so criminals can continue flooding out of jails from coast to coast.
Soros defiantly stated that his decision to fund soft-on-crime district attorneys is actually “effective,” “just,” and “popular.”
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In an op-ed in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal, Soros said U.S. citizens are too narrow-minded to understand just how helpful he’s being. “Americans desperately need a more thoughtful discussion about our response to crime. People have had enough of the demagoguery and divisive partisan attacks that dominate the debate and obscure the issues,” Soros wrote.
Soros funneled $29 million through a variety of political fronts into U.S. prosecutor’s races, according to the Capital Research Center.
If a judge wanted to sentence the Hungarian-born billionaire for how his campaign finance blitz has victimized innocent Americans, he would find that Soros shows no remorse.
“I have no intention of stopping,” Soros declared. “The funds I provide enable sensible reform-minded candidates to receive a hearing from the public. Judging by the results, the public likes what it’s hearing.”
In fact, though, the voters of San Francisco hated Soros’ message so much that the famously liberal city voted nearly two to one to recall Soros-backed prosecutor Chesa Boudin.
Boudin’s predecessor in office, George Gascon, is how D.A. in Los Angeles, where he’s following the Soros playbook: refuse to punish most crimes, give the most serious criminals minimal sentences, and establish a revolving door in prisons by eliminating or greatly reducing bail.
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Gascon punished a teenager who stole a car and ran over a mother and her child with five months probation. The perpetrator, whose actions were caught on video, was already out of jail on parole. Gascon made it through one recall effort—but already another is forming.
The same leniency stretches its tentacles throughout the country and to the other side of the continent. Soros-funded prosecutor Alvin Bragg in New York City originally charged a 61-year-old bodega worker named Jose Alba with murder for defending himself from a mugger while taking no action against the woman who stabbed him three times. After nationwide backlash, Bragg dropped the charges.
Despite these outrages, Soros vows to keep funding left-wing prosecutors, because the American legal “system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false. They reinforce each other.”
That sounds like an effort to help minorities—but they’re the ones who suffer the most when Ivory Tower prosecutors ignore the violence in their neighborhoods. “67% of murder victims were black, 24% Hispanic and just 6% white,” wrote the New York Post editorial board. “Going soft on perps (of any race) ensures blacks suffer the most ‘injustice.’”
Instead of relying on police, Soros proposes “deploying mental-health professionals in crisis situations, investing in youth job programs, and creating opportunities for education behind bars.”
His opponents say Soros — and the prosecutors who take his millions — simply won’t prosecute violent, repeat criminals. “If Soros witnessed a stabbing, he would probably rush to soothe the disturbed psyche of the attacker while leaving the victim bleeding out on the ground,” wrote Bob Hoge at RedState.com.
Soros tries to wrap up his left-wing activism in lies. “Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors. The research I’ve seen says otherwise,” he wrote. But he didn’t cite any specific research paper or analyst in making his observation.
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Chicago’s Kim Foxx, the first rogue prosecutor Soros financed, saw her city’s crime rate spike for much of her term. “Our own research has found that violent crimes are all up over the last three years in Chicago,” reported CBS News in January. “In 2021, there were 25,894 violent crimes reported in Chicago. That is slightly higher than in 2020 and 2019.”
In Larry Krasner’s Philadelphia, murders hit a record high level of 561 last year. Things are so bad in the City of Brotherly Love that officials are hiding statistics from the federal government. “Philadelphia police submitted only nine months’ worth of 2021 crime data to the FBI,” reported Axios.
This year is already off to a worse start: the number of murders year-to-date (322 as of midnight on Wednesday, August 3) already exceeded the number of murders during the same period last year.
“It seems there’s not a neighborhood, not a block, not even a street that’s safe from the threat of violence,” reported one local TV station. “I agree that people are concerned and I’m concerned and deal with this every single day,” said Mayor Jim Kenney.
With additional shootings Wednesday, it seems there’s not a neighborhood, not a block, not even a street that’s safe from the threat of violence. https://t.co/SYH8ZNCxzK
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) August 4, 2022
In all, Soros-funded liberal district attorneys now run cities that account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population—but they make up 40 percent of all U.S. homicides, according to a report from the pro-police Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.
“Everywhere Soros-backed prosecutors go, crime follows,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told the New York Post. “The only good Soros prosecutor is a defeated Soros prosecutor.”
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”