CHICAGO, IL – Jussie Smollett, the actor who allegedly faked a racist homophobic attack, is finally on trial after the original District Attorney dropped all criminal charges against him.
While there are many oddities surrounding her decision, one of the biggest is that she is backed by George Soros.
And this is Kimberly Foxx, the D.A. that let Jussie Smollett walk! Now it looks like George Soros gave the lead prosecutor $408,000. Corruption at it’s finest. There needs to be some serious investigation! pic.twitter.com/ieEKeS8V7K
— Dee Holley (@Dee4Dallas) March 26, 2019
Soros, who is a left-wing democratic donor, has expressed support for Democratic Cook County District Attorney Kimberly Foxx during her run for office. Soros personally donated a total of $333,000 to Foxx’s super PAC before March of 2016 and an additional $75,000 after she was first elected to office.
Soros may have chosen to back Foxx because of her progressive tendencies. As noted on her campaign website:
“I ran for re-election because I am determined to fight every single day to continue the important work of reforming justice and making a fairer, safer system for Cook County.”
Chicago's Magnificent Mile is plagued by a shoplifting spree (Thanks George Soros!) Another gift from GS via Kimberly Foxx 👎🏼 https://t.co/ldJywEXmSw
— Marianne Perez (@mfrperez) October 21, 2021
She continues on her website by writing:
“We have seen the impact of an unfair criminal justice system. I’m running to reform the system and bring equity and fairness to a system that, for too long, has disenfranchised low-income people and communities of color.”
The agenda and priorities that Foxx laid out and believes in probably got the attention of Soros who has a history of financially backing those who appear to strive to change the system. Breitbart news reported in 2018:
“Left-wing billionaire George Soros continues to pour millions of dollars into hitherto-obscure local races for district attorney, backing “progressive” candidates who are opposing more traditional law-and-order prosecutors.”
Smollett was originally arrested in 2019 after prosecutors and the Chicago Police Department reported they had evidence that proved the attack was nothing more than a hoax. A Grand Jury was convened and concluded the same, that there was sufficient evidence that Smollett lied.
Regardless of all those people who believed there was more than enough evidence that showed Smollett fabricated the claim, Foxx declined to prosecute criminal charges against him.
While Foxx claims that her actions match what she would have done with thousands of other defendants in the same situation, it is alleged that she had been contacted by Tina Tchen, a former White House official under former Democratic President Barack Obama, leading some to believe this affected her decision.
Smollett was known to Tchen and the former President as he was a vocal supporter and known to be on the campaign trail for Obama. Since that connection is there, it would be a logical step to think that Tchen may have influenced Foxx, although there has been no evidence to support that claim.
After the phone call became public, Foxx’s office reported to several news outlets that she had recused herself from the case. In February of 2019, Foxx’s office told ABC News in an email:
“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case.”
After the alleged recusal, the case was handed off to the First Assistant State Attorney Joseph Magats. However, in April of 2019, Foxx announced that her office would be dropping all criminal charges against Smollett.
Jussie Smollett was 'upset' when he was told 'hoax' attack wasn't picked up by surveillance cameras https://t.co/NDtaeYaJAW
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 1, 2021
When word spread of the dismissal of charges against Smollett, there were many people who threw the flag, including a judge who appointed a special prosecutor, Dan Webb, to investigate the case.
Webb announced in 2020 that he had concluded his investigation and referred the case for prosecution.
Smollett’s case was then referred to another Grand Jury who issued an indictment for six counts of disorderly conduct, considered to be a class 4 felony.
Webb stated that the Grand Jury believed there was sufficient evidence to show that Smollett made “numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime he, in fact, knew had not occurred.”
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AUSTIN, TX- George Soros is public enemy #1 in the United States, make no mistake about it. Soros and his deep socialist wallet has been primarily responsible for the influx of far-left, criminal-loving, police-hating district attorneys polluting our cities nationwide, from Philadelphia to San Francisco and most major cities in between.
His latest mission is to stick his rather large nose into defund the police efforts with his latest target being Austin, Texas, according to Legal Insurrection.
Last year, Austin climbed on board the defund the police train, cutting its budget by nearly one-third. To the surprise of nobody except the dimwits on the Austin City Council, crime skyrocketed in Texas’s capital city, to the point where the chief of police recently announced that citizens should not call 911 unless they really need to. He also announced that police would no longer respond to a number of so-called “minor crimes.”
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported:
Beginning this month, the Austin Police Department has asked the public not to call 911 for “non-emergency situations” if “there is no immediate threat to live or property,” “where crimes are no longer in progress,” and “when the suspect(s) are no longer on scene or in sight.” The directive applies to burglaries, thefts, prostitution, vandalism, and several other crimes. The police urged victims and witnesses to call 311 or file a report online instead.
The police department says this will reduce contact between police and the public amid a pandemic. But the new policy is also in large part “a result of recent staffing challenges that we have had, and as we are working through those, we are looking to see how we can deploy staff in the most appropriate manner” and respond “to those calls that need them the most,” said Chief of Police Joseph Chacon in a news conference in late September.
In fiscal 2020-2021, the Austin police budget was $292.9 million, down from $434.5 million the previous year. The City Council slashed $31.5 million directly from the police budget last year.
It also put $121.7 million in a reserve fund that was intended to “decouple or reimagine some public-safety functions” from the police department but which ended up funding police operations, says Alicia Dean, a spokesperson for the city. The City Council also canceled three cadet classes and cut 150 officers from the budget last year, says City Councilor Mackenzie Kelly, an outspoken supporter of the police.
Legal Insurrection reported that the city attempted to hire back at least one officer, offering a $5,000 “signing bonus” deal plus extra benefits, which angered the officer. According to Fox News:
A former Austin, Texas police officer who left the force amid the city’s move to defund the police sent a scathing letter to the department rejecting their offer to hire him back.
“I am personally offended by your offer,” the former officer wrote in a letter obtained by Fox News in response to the city’s offer of $5,000 plus extra benefits for returning to duty. “I did not leave APD for money. I suspect my peers did not either. No amount of money could make me return. The offer from the chief shows just how out of touch he is with his officers. What we crave is leadership. The one thing that has been consistently withheld.”
The former officer, who identified as a military veteran, went on to explain in the letter that failed leadership is the reason for the decision to leave the department.
“The working environment within APD is one of the most dangerous in the nation,” the former officer wrote. “Not because of the hazards each officer faces in the streets, but because of the senior leaders that have no professional development leader training, do not value each officer as a person, push all responsibility to the patrol officer level, and holds them to unrealistic expectations.”
Even as residents of the city deal with exploding crime and angry citizens, Soros emptied his deep pockets of over $1 million to prevent them from hiring additional police.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, citing filings with the Federal Election Commission, Soros donated the $1 million to the Color of Change PAC, a so-called “racial justice” organization. That amounted to the largest donation in the 2021 election cycle made by Soros.
“The killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and so many more at the hands of police violence have left us all outraged, but our movement is stronger than ever,” the organization said in a petition calling for targeting police departments.
“Now it’s up to us to hold them [the Minneapolis Police] accountable, push for further systemic changes, and not lose the momentum needed to change the institution of policing forever.”
As mentioned, Soros has been busy disrupting the criminal justice system in a number of cities across the country. For example, in Los Angeles, Soros donated $2 million to leftist socialist hack District Attorney George Gascon, who is now so “popular” that he is facing a recall effort after implementing far-left radical criminal reform changes.
Those changes included “an end to cash bail, a ban on prosecutors seeking enhanced criminal sentences, and showing leniency to many low-level offenders.”
In St. Louis, he funded useless hack district attorney Kim Gardner, whose claim to fame is releasing 34 of 36 rioters arrested last year during the George Floyd riots, while prosecuting the McCloskey’s, Mark and Patricia for protecting their property when violent Black Lives Matter extremists broke a gate at the entrance to their gated community and threatened to burn down their house.
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner is among the worst of the bunch, firing 31 prosecutors from his office and ordering police to lower prosecutions of so-called “low-level” crime while refusing to prosecute even some of the most violent felonies.
Meanwhile Kim Foxx in Chicago…enough said. Chicago continues to be a killing field, with scores of people shot on any given weekend and usually a dozen or so dead. She also ended felony prosecutions for a number of crimes.
Since 2015, Soros has spent over $17 million on local races of primarily local prosecutors and state legislators. As Legal Insurrection notes, virtually everyone backed by Soros and his Open Society Foundations (how this is still a 501(c)(3) is anyone’s guess) have supported a drastic reduction in or elimination of cash bail.
In Austin, the ballot initiative will be decided at the polls on Nov. 2. Estimates for the hiring of new officers ranges from $54 million to $120 million annually, according to the city’s chief financial officer.
The ironic thing about Austin is the city is largely comprised of tech and other companies that fled California and its draconian taxes and regulations. Then, these companies moved to Texas, in this case Austin and their employees vote the same way they did in California. What’s the definition of insanity again?
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