Soros Defends Backing Radical Prosecutors in WSJ Op-ed

Soros Defends Backing Radical Prosecutors in WSJ Op-ed

August 2, 2022

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, evil mastermind and billionaire left-wing financier George Soros attempted to justify his support for electing radical prosecutors across the country amid a rise in violent crime and recall elections by angry urban residents.

Since 2018, Soros has been responsible for electing dozens of prosecutors in big-city jurisdictions, often ousting centrist Democrats. Their arrival has been accompanied by spikes in violent crime and social disorder, prompting an urban exodus.

In June, voters in the left-wing stronghold of San Francisco ousted radical prosecutor Chesa Boudin in a rare recall vote. Now, voters in Los Angeles are poised to hold a similar recall election to oust Soros-backed prosecutor George Gascón.

In his op-ed, Soros defends his support for what he calls “reform” prosecutors, describing the “false choice” between “justice” (by which he means left-wing “social justice”) and public safety:

In recent years, reform-minded prosecutors and other law-enforcement officials around the country have been coalescing around an agenda that promises to be more effective and just. This agenda includes prioritizing the resources of the criminal-justice system to protect people against violent crime. It urges that we treat drug addiction as a disease, not a crime. And it seeks to end the criminalization of poverty and mental illness.

Soros also claims falsely that murder rates are highest in Republican-run states, when in fact they are highest in Democrat-run cities.

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