Violent crime has gotten out of control in many cities around the country, and now cops are pointing to far-left prosecutors funded by outside money.
The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund came out this week calling out the “$40 million in campaign spending George Soros has poured into local prosecutor races leading to a nationwide increase in crime.”
“Over the past decade, George Soros has spent $40 million to elect 75 of his chosen prosecutors,” said LELDF President Jason Johnson. “In campaigns from Houston and Los Angeles to Philadelphia and Orlando, Soros was the campaign’s biggest spender by far — as much as 90% of the dollars spent in some races.”
They said this is only the beginning for the prosecutors funded by outside liberal money.
“Soros isn’t done yet – he’s already spent another million so far this year on his hand-picked district attorneys,” Johnson said. “These radical activists now preside over 72 million Americans and 40% of US homicides. 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.”
The group released a report this week that they say ties the prosecutors crime policies and that American communities “reap the consequences.”
“Soros uses a series of shell organizations, affiliates, and pass-through committees to steer contributions to both candidates and his robust support network for progressive prosecutors, which provide gravitas and perks to preferred prosecutors,” the group said. “These prosecutors’ influence over our justice system and public safety is even greater when crime volume is accounted for. In 2021, more than 40% (9,000+) of the approximately 22,500 homicides in the US occurred in areas overseen by these DAs.4 Similarly, these jurisdictions reported more than a third of all violent and property crime last year.”
“As a result, these prosecutors’ charging and plea deal decisions, sentencing recommendations, and trial strategies have significant implications for the justice system as a whole,” the group added. “As beneficiary offenders’ crimes are not bounded by map lines, neighboring communities can and do reap the consequences.”