Billionaire George Soros has used his wealth to reshape America in his liberal vision by bankrolling campaigns for woke district attorneys across the country.
Over the years Soros has thrown millions behind liberal DAs – either with outright donations or funneled through political action committees – effectively buying elections and leading to the installment of at least 75 prosecutors who support his leftist agenda.
Soros has spent at least $40million on the project, wrote Matt Palumbo, author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros, in the New York Post – a minuscule sum for a man worth at least $32billion.
The billionaire’s DAs have stripped away bail laws and opted to forgo prosecuting crimes like theft and reckless driving, effectively giving criminals a free pass and leading to the breakdown of law and order across the United States.
As a direct result, crime has skyrocketed in major cities overseen by Soros’s DAs. In 2021 under Kim Foxx’s reign, Chicago had the most murders it’s seen since 1994. And in Philadelphia, drug use and violent crime has seen a surge since Larry Krasner took office.
Soros, a Hungarian-born businessman, has long backed liberal politics. In the 2000s he was an outspoken opponent of President George W. Bush and donated millions to hinder his reelection, and later donated heavily to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton.
Below are some of his most notorious DAs and their policies.
George Soros has pumped at least $40million into backing woke district attorneys
Kim Foxx: Lenient on gun violent and shoplifting in Chicago
The District Attorney for Cooks County, Illinois, Foxx received at least $2million for Soros backed PACS.
Upon taking office Foxx raised the threshold in Chicago for a shoplifting offense in to qualify as a felony from $300 worth of merchandise to $1,000.
With little more to fear than a slap on the wrist for theft, criminals have run rampant in the city and raids on stores have skyrocketed.
Foxx also faced ire from Chicago officials after she refused to prosecute individuals filmed in a daylight shootout, because she characterized the violent crime as a ‘mutual combat’ incident.
Kim Foxx, DA for Cooks County, Illinois
Larry Krasner: Lax arrests despite hundreds of murders in Philly
Philadelphia’s District Attorney, Krasner received about $1.5million from Soros backed groups.
Under his watch at over 1,000 people have been murdered in the City of Brotherly Love.
Despite those staggering numbers, in only 38.5 percent of deadly shootings were any suspects arrested. The other 61.5 percent saw nobody detained.
Alvin Bragg: Reduced armed robbery penalties in NYC
Bragg was backed by over $1million from a Soros organization while running for DA of Manhattan, New York.
Bragg vowed to reduce penalties for armed robberies, and to no longer prosecute resisting arrest.
Kim Gardner, DA for St. Louis, Missouri
He has also let a litany of shoplifting offenses slide, leading to soaring smash-and-grab robberies at high-end retail stores across the city.
Theft from pharmacies, bodegas, and supermarkets in New York City has left store owners locking merchandise to shelves with chains and padlocks.
Kim Gardner: Murders reach 50-year high in St. Louis
The St. Louis, Missouri, DA received about $116,000 from Soros backed PACs.
Under her watch, murder in St. Louis his a 50-year high.
George Gascón, DA for Los Angeles County, California
Despite those numbers, Gardner has charged fewer and fewer felonies.
George Gascón: Los Angeles’ woke DA
The DA for Los Angeles County, California, was supported by about $4.7million from the Soros-backed California Justice and Public Safety PAC.
Gascón pushed for and secured a host of lax criminal justice reforms since he took office, including stripping away bail for some crimes and adjusting offense thresholds.
Crime – especially home burglaries – have soared, and even led to ‘crime tourists’ from South America to wealthy communities, and then flea home with their loot once released on lax bail.
Joe Gonzales: Homicides spike 50 percent
DA from Bexar County, Texas, Gonzales received $1million from Soros.
Murders have skyrocketed 50 percent since he took office in 2018, according to The Post.
José Garza, DA from Travis County, Texas
José Garza: Vowed to stop ‘over-prosecution’ in Texas
The DA from Travis County, Texas, received about $600,000 from the Soros-backed Texas Justice and Safety PAC.
Garza vowed to end ‘over-prosecution’ of minorities and impoverished residents.
He has also drawn ire from the Austin Police Department for arresting officers for incidents which had been handled through department’s internal process.
John Creuzot: Allows robbery ‘for necessity’ in Dallas
Creuzot was given at least $236,000 from Soros while running for DA from Dallas County, Texas, Creuzot.
His office doesn’t prosecute theft of ‘personal items’ worth under $750 of the good were ‘stolen out of necessity.’
Steve Descano: Rescinded cash bails for crimes in Virginia
Descano, the DA for Fairfax County, Virginia, received $600,000 in donations from Soros.
He has rescinded cash bails for many crimes, arguing it ‘exacerbates socioeconomic disparities’ and leads to more crime.
George Gascon’s history of leniency
December – Gascon tried to have the two previous ‘strikes’ in the case of a mother accused of murdering her daughter removed. Akira Keyshell Smith, 36, is facing charges for murder, assault on a child, 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, branch of Denny’s in 2014 when she was 17. Gascon said she should be tried as a juvenile – and Tubbs was caught on a recorded line in prison bragging about Gascon’s lenient sentence. In February, he admitted it was too soft.
Hannah Tubbs is pictured in their November 2021 booking photo
February – Gascon admits that a policy he was elected on – a ban on life sentences in murder cases – was not always correct.
– Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck rescinded his support of Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascón, joining a chorus of law enforcement officials and victims’ advocates who have expressed concern over what they deem Gascón’s soft-on-crime policies.
May – Dave Chapelle is attacked on stage by Isaiah Lee, 23, on May 3. Lee was booked for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and Gascon decided not to prosecute Lee for a felony. They said that, while criminal conduct occurred, they believe it ‘did not constitute felony conduct’ and was only a misdemeanor. Chapelle’s attorney said he was ‘upset’ at Gascon’s decision.
– A California parole panel recommended the release of Charles Manson’s follower Patricia Krenwinkel for the first time. Krenwinkel, 74, was previously denied parole 14 times for the slayings of pregnant actor Sharon Tate and four other people in 1969. Yet, for the first time, Los Angeles County prosecutors weren’t at the parole hearing to object, under Gascon’s policy that prosecutors should not be involved in deciding whether prisoners are ready for release.
June – California Appeals Court rules that Gascon cannot order prosecutors to ignore the state’s three-strikes law, that may increase prison terms when filing criminal charges.
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