Skip to comments.George Soros Backed ACLU Investing in District Attorney Races as Path for Criminal Justice Reform
Posted on 03/06/2018 7:51:35 AM PST by PBRCat
The American Civil Liberties Union, backed by millions in funding from billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, is investing resources and applying organizational muscle in local district attorney races in 2018.
The ACLU is among a variety of organizations working to elect prosecutors willing to jumpstart a laundry list of criminal justice reforms, including an overhaul of the pretrial bail bond system. It received a $50 million grant from Soros Open Society Foundations in 2014.
These and other groups want to end zero tolerance and tough-oncrime approaches which, they argue, have increased incarceration rates for mainly non-violent, minority offenders at a time when crime rates have been declining.
Electing prosecutors who are, perhaps, less punitive and more willing to take a more sophisticated (approach) on what works can be a very positive step forward, said John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University.
Now, in this years elections, the organization is planning voter education and outreach campaigns in district attorney races in California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont and possibly North Carolina and Missouri.
Soros-funded super PACs and advocacy groups have helped elect a growing number of progressive district attorneys who now serve metro areas such as Chicago, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia and Orlando. And its looking to add more in 2018.
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So, besides votes, what do these corrupt DEMOCRAT politicians get out of this destruction of their legal system??
This is why it should be illegal for campaign fiance funds to cross state lines/districts.
Only people represented by the politician should fund him
Buying Lawyers ? Nothing new with Democrats
Criminal Justice Reform that will lead to more school shootings if they are lucky. Then they think they’ll have more ammo for getting rid of the 2nd.
Even if there aren’t more school shootings, more thugs on the street means more call for the government to protect people and a need for bigger government.
Please Lord, take him home. We are tired of him here.
This is probably a very bad optic for the Democrats and it’s likely to continue to be that way. They can’t seem to get much money from elsewhere and this person has been bankrolling them more and more in recent years.
Rahm Emanuel is fond of defending his leftist policies and deflecting criticism by claiming his views reflect “Chicago values.”
Liberals need to prove he is alive...
There have been NO photo’s of him other than file photo’s for the past couple years..
I say he has gone to dust or is under 24/7 skilled nursing care...and where is his young wife? has there ever been photo’s of her since their marriage? just wondering..
Criminal justice reform=don’t hold black high school kids responsible for their crimes because it will hurt their futures=seventeen dead people in Parkland, Florida.....
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