Report: George Soros gives $1M to group seeking to defund police

Continuing his long and troubling history of working behind the scenes to fund the radicalization of the United States, left-wing billionaire George Soros recently provided a sizable grant to a group openly advocating for the defunding of law enforcement agencies across America, as the Washington Examiner reports.

Known for his massive financial donations to Democrat candidates up and down the ballot in every election cycle and for providing support for left-wing advocacy groups and issue campaigns, Soros gave $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, which its leaders bill as the largest “racial justice” organization in the country.

The donation was documented in Federal Election Commission records first obtained and reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, as the Examiner noted, and it represented the shadowy figure’s most substantial political contribution of the 2021 election cycle and was reportedly made in support of the group’s work in diverting resources away from police departments.

A statement from the group calling for action against law enforcement agencies in a number of American cities read, “We know that policing doesn’t keep us safe, communities do. Policing doesn’t lead to thriving communities, investment does. … We must begin to envision the society that functions for ALL of us and we must begin by divesting from and dismantling the systems that unjustly harm Black people.”

This is far from the first time Soros has inserted himself into political campaigns with the potential to influence the direction of policing in the United States. He reportedly gave a whopping $2 million to help elect Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, whose criminal justice reform initiatives – including ending cash bail and treating supposedly low-level offenders with greater leniency – were so extreme that he is the target of a recall campaign.

Soros has also notably contributed to the campaign of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who controversially halted felony prosecutions in several crime categories and has sought to defer incarceration even for violent offenders.

Funding from Soros has also gone to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, infamous for his firing of more than 30 prosecutors upon assuming office and his declared support for ending cash bail, banning the death penalty, reducing the ranks of incarcerated individuals, and reforming what he called a “system that has completely run off the rails.”

Another high-profile beneficiary of Soros’ largesse has been St. Louis chief prosecutor Kim Gardner, who not only released nearly all of those arrested for rioting during the racial unrest of last summer, but who is also facing calls for her resignation over her unwillingness to pursue harsh sentences for dangerous criminals and gross mismanagement in her office that has led to dismissals of homicide cases in the jurisdiction.

Given Soros’ seemingly limitless desire – and financial wherewithal – to bring radical, far-left reforms to policing in this country, it is incumbent on conservatives everywhere to keep a close eye not just on national elections, but also races for local offices such as these in order to restore a commitment to law and order that has been so severely undermined in recent years.