Soros Funds Increased Crime through Attorneys
Across the country, left-wing district attorneys funded by progressive megadonor George Soros are facing severe backlash, including efforts to oust them from office, for pushing soft-on-crime policies during a nationwide surge in violent crime and, in some cases, allegedly engaging in prosecutorial misconduct.
Soros, 91, has spent the last several years injecting tens of millions of dollars into local district attorney races throughout the country, backing progressive candidates who support policies such as abolishing bail, defunding the police, and decriminalizing or deprioritizing certain offenses.
From 2015 to 2019, for example, Soros spent more than $17 million on local DA races, according to the Capital Research Center. That figure has likely risen in the past couple years, experts say…
Soros’s money has helped elect several such “catalysts for change” across the country. However, many of these progressive DAs now find themselves in political — and, in some cases, legal — trouble after implementing controversial policies which, critics say, have contributed to the current violent crime wave devastating U.S. cities.
Next month, Gardner is set to appear before a disciplinary hearing, where she will face charges of ethics violations stemming from her office’s 2018 prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
Last year, Missouri’s chief legal disciplinary officer accusedGardner of rampant misconduct in the prosecution, saying she lied to judges in court filings and testimony, withheld exculpatory evidence from the defense, misled her own prosecution team, and violated the constitutional right to a fair trial.
During Gardner’s tenure, crime has skyrocketed in St. Louis, with the city experiencing near-record murder rates. Even last year was among one of the city’s deadliest in decades, despite murders being down from 2020.
Amid high homicide figures, Gardner has declined more cases and issued fewer arrest warrants, charging fewer felonies and prosecuting thousands of fewer cases overall than her predecessor as a result. She has also deferred prison sentences for misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies as part of her reform initiatives.
Gardner says this is part of her “platform to reduce the number of cases unnecessarily charged in order to focus on the more difficult cases for trial…”
Moving to the West Coast, Soros spent more than $2 million to elect Los Angeles County DA George Gascon in 2020.
Since then, multiple recall efforts have been launched to oust Gascon from office due to rising crime rates. The most recent one was launched last month…
Gascon isn’t the only Soros-backed DA in California facing backlash. San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, whose parents were members of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist group, won his election with the help of Soros’s financial network.
How are you praying for these attorneys?
(Excerpt from Just The News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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