Saturday, August 15, 2020

‘We Will Not Prosecute’: Left-Wing Prosecutors, Many Backed By Soros Cash, Implement Soft-On-Crime Policies Across America

Left-wing prosecutors have implemented soft-on-crime approaches to criminal justice across America, in some instances making it a matter of policy in major cities not to prosecute specific crimes, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.
A common, though not universal, feature of prominent left-wing district attorneys is the backing of political organizations funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros. The New York Times has credited Soros with pioneering the “push to overhaul prosecutors’ offices” across the country.
Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx, whose jurisdiction includes Chicago, took office in 2017 after winning her election with the help of a Soros-funded super PAC.
Soros poured more than $400,000 into Illinois Justice & Public Safety PAC in 2016, Illinois State Board of Elections records show. Foxx was the only candidate that the PAC supported in 2016, those records show.
Foxx announced in December 2016, shortly before taking office, that her office wouldn’t charge shoplifters with felonies unless they either had more than 10 previous felony convictions or if they stole more than $1,000 worth of goods, which was more than triple the previous felony threshold of $300.
Storeowners blamed Foxx’s policy in December 2019 for what they said was a string of brazen thefts targeting their businesses.
Foxx announced in June that she wouldn’t prosecute protesters charged with minor crimes, such as curfew violations and disorderly conduct, in the unrest following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, video shows.
Multiple analyses of Foxx’s record have found significant decreases in prosecutions since she took office.
Suffok County Dist Att Rachael Rollins (YouTube/WGBH)
The Chicago Tribune published an analysis Monday showing that Foxx dropped all charges against 30% of defendants in her first three years in office, while her Democratic predecessor, Anita Alvarez, dropped charges against 20% of defendants in her final three years on the job.
A report in June from the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, a pro-police nonprofit, found “a 13% decrease in felony guilty outcomes, with a 27% decline in guilty verdicts and a 54% increase in dropped and dismissed cases” since Foxx took office in 2017.
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