In the last ten years, George Soros-funded groups have spent $40 million electing soft-on-crime prosecutors around America. The Daily Mail’s Harriet Alexander reports:
George Soros has spent $40 million over the past decade to elect 75 progressive prosecutors, a new report has found – who are now being blamed for soaring 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-leaning policies.
They include George Gascon, the controversial Los Angeles district attorney, who was given $4.7 million through the Soros-funded California Justice and Safety PAC for his election campaign in 2020, and is now facing attempts to recall him over a series of lenient prosecutorial 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.
The funding from Soros accounted for over 90 percent of his fundraising total in 2017.
Krasner has since 2018 presided over a city which, in 2021, saw more shootings than any year in the city’s history, and is on track to match the tally in 2022.
Critics blame his emphasis on not pursuing prosecutions for several types of offenses.
‘Soros is using that campaign money and the hundreds of millions more for supporting organizations to quietly transform 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 Baltimore police, and president of the pro-police action group Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF).