George Soros has been busy pumping money into district attorney (DA) races across the country, according to reports.
Soros-funded shell groups called “Safety & Justice” PACs dominate DA races in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas, Politico reports.
Soros spent much of 2014 and 2015 giving substantial sums of money to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and affiliated groups, and is now pushing candidates at the local level as part of his “criminal justice reform” agenda. One beneficiary of Soros money is Kim Foxx, who won the Democratic March primary for Cook County, marking a major victory for BLM.
Safety & Justice PAC of Illinois received a $300,000 donation from the Civic Participation Action Fund (CPAF), a group whose stated mission is to “fund projects and organizations that promote racial equality, expand civic engagement and increase economic opportunity for low income communities and communities of color throughout the United States.”
Another Soros-backed candidate was Robert Schuler Smith, District Attorney of Hinds County, Mississippi, who said he was “thankful” for the support of Mississippi Safety & Justice PAC, which gave $56,000 to Smith.
Smith was arrested and charged in June with six counts of improperly providing information to defendants. After an investigation by the Attorney General and the FBI, an affidavit accused the Soros-supported Smith of meeting with a defendant named Christopher Butler and providing a written letter to his attorney advising “various ways to attack the state’s case against Mr. Butler.”
Butler, who faces up to 15 years in prison, also recently got caught with a cell phone in prison.
All six counts in the affidavit allege Smith of breaking the same Mississippi law stating “District Attorney not to advise, counsel, consult, or defend criminals.”
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