Soros-backed district attorneys face growing backlash as crime spikes

A progressive movement to install liberal activists in district attorney’s offices across the country is beginning to backfire, with voters in some cities reconsidering their choices and Republicans in others organizing ahead of the next election

Liberal billionaire George Soros has sunk millions of dollars over the past several years into boosting candidates that have advocated reforms such as ending cash bail, barring prosecutions of minors as adults, and declining to bring cases against a host of less serious, but frequently disruptive, violations of the law.

Some of the candidates he helped install have presided over severe increases in violence.

Soros invested more than $1.6 million into the 2017 campaign to elect Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

In Krasner’s first term, murders climbed to a historic level. Pennsylvania’s largest city broke its all-time murder record in 2021.

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