Donations made to district attorney races all over the country, in what Fox News has called “under-the-radar” political investments, may finally be paying off for George Soros and other liberal organizations.
Candidates who have been elected with significant help from Soros and the Justice & Public Safety PAC, as well as other organizations, are pushing for laws and practices that will translate into sharp reductions in prosecutions and incarcerations.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, for example, drew controversy when she announced she was bringing charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who pointed guns at protesters who had trespassed into their gated community. Soros is a heavy backer of Gardner’s.
Contra Costa County, Calif., District Attorney Diana Becton – also backed by Soros – released new guidelines recently that instructs police officers to take into account the “needs” of looters when considering charges.
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner co-authored an op-ed in The Washington Post in which he thretened to have federal officers arrested if they attempted to restore law order in his city.
“Should Trump send federal agents who engage in the same illegal vigilante activities, unlawfully assaulting and kidnapping people, they will face criminal charges from our offices,” Krasner and Baltimore DA Marilyn Mosby wrote.
Krasner was the recipient of $1.45 million in campaign contributions from Soros.
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