Political Editors / December 16, 2021

In Brief: Murder Records Due to ‘Soros Effect’

Criminal-friendly district attorneys are making life very hard and dangerous for regular citizens.

Many American cities are setting records for crime these days, thanks in large part to the Black Lives Matter crowd (i.e., Democrats) fomenting unrest and resentment. But there’s another villain with whom conservatives are all too familiar: George Soros.

The WABC-Radio News Team went to work to investigate, and they begin by telling the tale of Darrell Brooks, the Waukesha assailant who murdered six people after being release from prison on just $1,000 bail — by Soros-backed DA John Chisholm.

Chisholm’s sympathy for the criminal class and apparent indifference to those who obey the rules of civilized society reflect the philosophy of the billionaire investor who helped finance his election and those of many other progressive district attorneys across America: George Soros.

It’s no secret that Soros, with an estimated net worth of $8.6 billion, has been financing a multitude of progressive-left politicians and causes for years. It’s also no secret that electing radical, criminal-friendly district attorneys is at the top of his list of priorities. Soros-backed DAs in major U.S. cities have instituted brazenly lax enforcement policies that have helped unleash an unprecedented wave of crime across urban America.

This redefinition of law enforcement — with George Soros’s money — has had a cascading effect on crime in numerous cities.

It’s important to understand, first, why Soros chose the office of district attorney as his vehicle for social change. The traditional means of effectuating such change within the American system is through the legislative process. But Soros, the man who brought the Bank of England to its knees in 1992 when he famously shorted the British pound — and made $1 billion in the process — knows how to identify and exploit his prey’s point of greatest vulnerability. In this case, his prey is America’s criminal-justice system.

WABC’s team digs in further:

Working from publicly available records, WABC-Radio analyzed the impact of Soros-backed DAs on urban murder rates — what we call “The Soros Effect.” And while other factors may be at play in these times of COVID-19 and social unrest, the appalling numbers that define Soros cities speak for themselves.

From 2019 to 2020, America experienced a record 30% increase in homicides. Using that as a general point of reference, we analyzed 13 cities with Soros-backed DAs — or, in the case of Phoenix, a Soros-backed sheriff. The Soros Effect is the projected difference — the delta — between the 30% rise in murders that occurred in the U.S. overall, and the additional rise in murders experienced by the Soros cities. It’s worth noting that most of these cities were already among the nation’s most violent before their Soros-backed DAs took office. These cities had already reached a theoretical saturation point in terms of their crime rates. However, with criminal-friendly, anti-bail Soros DAs in place, they achieved even higher rates of murder and violence.

Consider Philadelphia, whose Soros-backed DA, Larry Krasner, ran as an anti-establishment candidate with a history of suing the city’s police department — 75 times — and defending progressive causes such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. In Krasner’s first year in office, 2018, Philadelphia — already one of the nation’s deadliest cities — posted a 11.3% increase in murders. From 2019 to 2020, Philadelphia sustained a 41.4% rise in murders (11.4% greater than the rest of the nation), resulting in 40 more deaths than the city would have suffered had Philly merely kept pace with the rest of the nation in that record-setting year. The punishing impact of the Soros Effect continues in 2021, with Philadelphia on pace to reach 549 murders by year’s end — a 10% increase over 2020, representing a historic high for the so-called City of Brotherly Love.

The storyline is much the same in Chicago, where Soros helped fund the election of super-progressive Cook County DA Kimberly Foxx. In 2019-2020, Chicago homicides rose an astonishing 52.7%, from 505 to 771, representing 115 more murders than if the Windy City had maintained the nation’s already-blistering pace. Under Foxx’s supervision, Chicago will likely end 2021 with 848 murders — on a proportional basis, a record for Chicago, which has lost 600,000 residents since 1974, when the last record was set.

“The deadly drumbeat of the Soros Effect goes on elsewhere,” the write, from Jackson, Mississippi, to Milwaukee, Orland, St. Louis, and beyond.

It’s hard to fathom the thought process behind Soros’s devastating assault on America’s inner cities, where the vast majority of murder victims are poor, struggling minorities — the very people whom the billionaire investor and his progressive DAs claim to support. In addition, because of the legal and financial sophistication with which Soros distributes his largess, it is infuriatingly hard to identify all the district attorneys and Defund the Police groups that have been nurtured with Soros dollars.

Many theories can be offered to explain his motivations. For now, though, the pressing question is how to prevent Soros and others like him from manipulating the American justice system at the expense of law-abiding citizens.

“Ultimately,” the team concludes, “it will be up to voters.” But they have to be informed of what’s really going on.

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