Thursday, November 7, 2019

Soros Sends Last-Minute Cash to Virginia Prosecutor Candidates   Washington Free Beacon
Liberal billionaire bids to reshape state's  country's criminal justice system

Liberal billionaire George Soros is flooding Virginia with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a last-minute effort to support Democratic prosecutors on the ballot on Nov. 5. The money is part of a liberal effort to reshape the state's criminal justice system: Progressive Democrats in several races have committed to reforms focused on reducing felony convictions.

Soros's targeted candidates have expressed opposition to the death penalty and prosecuting marijuana possession and seek to reduce incarceration rates by bringing lower-level charges. The billionaire's contributions to the candidates in all but one case are by far the largest they have received for their races.

The main reason this article caught my eye, since I'm from Philadelphia is below....

[One candidate backed by Soros in recent years was progressive Larry Krasner, a defense attorney who joked during his campaign in Philadelphia that he had built a career that made him completely unelectable, which included representing Occupy Philadelphia and suing a police department more than 75 times. Krasner ultimately received $1.7 million from Soros and won in a landslide.

Within days of taking over the position, Krasner purged dozens of prosecutors from the district attorney's office. The individuals terminated by Krasner were primarily from the homicide division, drug enforcement, and civil asset forfeiture units. The firings stalled court cases and led to a judge lambasting the moves after a murder trial was postponed.]


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