Seeing the backlash across the United States against woke city district attorneys, including the ouster of ultra-Left San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin in July, billionaire George Soros, indifferent to Americans’ concerns, vowed to continue supporting them with his vast fortune.
The Capital Research Center reported in January that since 2016, their researchers tracked over $29 million in funding from Soros “through a personal network of political action committees (PACs) formed specifically to back left-wing DA candidates.”
“I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform. I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping,” Soros acknowledged in his opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal.
Soros wrote “Our system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false.”
“Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors. The research I’ve seen says otherwise,” Soros insisted.
Yet here are some statistics compiled by The New York Post of some of the most famous leftist DAs — all Democrats— and the rise in crime in their jurisdictions:
Recently-deposed Chesa Boudin of San Francisco: violent crimes: up 4%, year to date; property crimes: up 8.2%, year to date; total crime rate: up 7.8%, year to date.
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan: major crime rate: up 43.2%, year to date.
George Gascón, Los Angeles: violent crimes: up 7.7%, year to date; property crimes: up 13.3%, year to date; total crime rate: up 11.9%, year to date.
Kim Foxx, Chicago: major crime rate: up 34%, year to date.
Larry Krasner, Philadelphia: violent crimes: up 6.3%, year to date; property crimes: up 27.1%, year to date; total crime rate: up 22.2%, year to date.
Kevin Hayden, Boston: violent crimes: up 4.4%, year to date; property crimes: up 4.8%, year to date; total crime rate: up 4.7%, year to date.
The denial of how leftist policies have led to a rise in crime is not restricted to Soros; when Gascón, who faces a potential recall and received nearly $3 million in campaign funds from Soros, was asked by news anchors to critics calling him a “soft-on-crime” DA while his city has been blitzed by an 8.6% rise in violent crime over the past year, he answered that he believed Los Angeles was safer under his tenure, claiming, “Yeah, in some areas it is. … I know how to keep communities safe.”