By Jon Dougherty
For years, Left-wing billionaire George Soros, who has become a pariah of sorts in his own home country of Hungary, has spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to remake American society into an authoritarian state our founders would have recognized but never tolerated.
In recent years, he’s been focusing his efforts on local prosecutor races in an effort to create chaos within our justice system. He’s not focused on law and order; he and his various organizations back Leftists who treat felonies like misdemeanors, end cash bail, and ignore some crimes altogether — in the name of “justice.”
After POTUS Donald Trump’s election, Soros, via his cover organizations, really ramped up his drive to ‘buy’ a socialist revolution.
In Philadelphia, for instance, Soros backed Larry Krasner, who has turned the city into a murder capital in just a few months, with the rate being the highest it’s been in decades. Why? After running on a platform to end ‘mass incarceration’ and ‘rethinking’ charging decisions, bail, and sentencing recommendations, criminals are getting the picture that this “reformer” isn’t interested in justice, at least not in the sense most people see it.
And he wants to get even softer on crime, claiming that the system is ‘tainted’ against minorities and the poor. Sound familiar?
Bill McSwain, a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which includes Philadelphia, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday he believes the city is being used by Soros as “a laboratory for this experiment in Soros-funded prosecutors.”
“Now, the returns are in, to a certain extent,” McSwain noted. “Larry Krasner has been in office for about a year-and-a-half, funded by Mr. Soros, and we can look at the data and we can see what’s happened in Philadelphia.”
He noted that homicides have “skyrocketed” while shootings have dramatically increased along with “the worst kinds of violent crime.”
Also, McSwain continued, “some of the low level and mid-level crimes have also gone up, but they aren’t being reported. And the reason they’re not being reported is because the DA has said he is not going to prosecute them.
“So, you have, statistically, a bad situation that has developed in Philadelphia, but actually, the reality on the ground is even worse than the statistics.”
Critics of Krasner would agree. In his first year as district attorney, prosecutors filed 18 percent fewer cases than in 2017, including 25 percent fewer misdemeanors, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. And that’s not due to better policing; it’s simply that Krasner won’t prosecute the crimes that are being committed.
The result is just what Soros wants: Mounting chaos, as the paper noted:
A few judges have clashed with his office, rejecting plea offers or, in one extreme example, appointing a defense attorney as a special prosecutor. A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice also said his office’s bid to throw out a convicted killer’s death sentence had “no support in the law.”
Victims and their relatives have complained about his office resolving cases without notifying them, sometimes in a violation of state law. The head of the police union has said Krasner is seeking to “destroy criminal justice.” And other top prosecutors — including the region’s U.S. attorney and Chester County’s DA — have offered remarkable castigations of the policy decisions by a man considered their peer.
“I think what Mr. Soros realizes is that he wants to implement his radical agenda and he can’t do that through the normal democratic processes,” McSwain told Carlson.
He noted that normally, it takes legislation to get criminal justice reform, along with broad public support for the changes.
Soros “is taking what I would describe as an illegitimate anti-democratic shortcut by trying to purchase DA elections and then once the DA is in place, he or she doesn’t enforce the law,” McSwain added.
“And presto, you’ve got ‘criminal justice reform,'” he added, noting that the “winners” in all of this are criminals.
Krasner “isn’t even pretending to be a prosecutor,” McSwain said, noting he makes “no bones” about his desire to hinder, rather than support, enforcing laws.
“He has no background as a prosecutor, he has no interest in prosecution,” he continued. Krasner “has an interest in cramming down his radical, pro-defendant ideology on everyone else.”
And or course, the Left-wing “mainsream” media is all-in for Soros; you can tell by the way they report what he’s doing. Far-Left Politico reported on Soros’ “quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system” — a direct suggestion that it is inherently bad, racist, etc. — while the Washington Times reported that “George Soros…[is]..buying a district attorney near you.”
“Soros contributes the funds through his Open Society Foundation and the over 100 organizations his money controls,” notes AMAC, and “all have similar missions.
“They want open borders, amnesty for all illegal immigrants in the U.S., and want to free criminals from prison in the shape of prison reform. None of the positions are very popular, which is why officials do not campaign on them and the Soros money comes in late in the game,” the group noted.
Frontpage Magazine described the objective behind the Soros local DA push:
Soros has been pouring money into local elections because he supports local efforts to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and wants to cripple police in order to advance the neo-Marxist abstraction known as social justice that simplistically breaks the world down into race, class, and sex or gender. Radicals claim that American laws and institutions are inherently corrupt and that these systems protect, for example, wealthy, white, native-born, non-disabled males at the expense of everyone else.
Soros wants prosecutors to empty prisons and coddle the prisoners who remain, scale back drug prosecutions, lower bail, and eliminate alleged racial disparities in sentencing, among other things.
Getting people who share Soros’s worldview into public office at every level is key to promoting his ugly vision of how America, which he calls “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order,” should look.
Without question, this is what ‘Soros subversion’ of our country and system of government looks like. Perhaps the Trump Justice Department could take the kind of look at his finances and activities as Robert Mueller took looking into the president.
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