Report: One of the world’s richest men directed $1 million toward ‘defund the police’ efforts


The following editorial is written by a retired police officer and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

You just knew the socialist old goat had his hand in this.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, billionaire George Soros, still intent on literally destroying the United States of America, has emptied his deep pockets of $1 million in an effort to help Democrats defund the police.

That mantra cost the Democrats significantly in last year’s elections with the exception of the most important one, that being the presidency.

Oh, they were still able to keep the House and get control of the Senate—both by razor thin margins (the Senate is tied with Kamala Harris being the tie-breaking vote). But thinking you could push defunding the police as criminals ran rampant through the streets of American cities was a pretty bad idea.

The Beacon reports Soros gave the money to Color of Change PAC on May 14, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. This donation marks Soros’s largest political contribution thus far in the 2021 election cycle and his first personally to that PAC since 2016.

Democrats have recently, in an amusing display of sheer desperation, been trying to claim that it was Republicans—not them—who in fact defunded the police.

This of course came about as public opinion has turned wildly against Democrats in light of exploding crime across the country. Republicans have taken advantage, hammering the Democrats for their tone deaf and ill-timed move to decimate police departments.

The White House, led by chief propagandist Jen Psaki has tried to claim over the past couple of weeks that because Republicans voted against an omnibus spending bill loaded with more pork than a sausage factory, they had in fact voted to defund the police. This of course is ridiculous since some of the funds directed toward cities and states in the package could be used toward replenishing removed funds, but no moneys were specifically directed toward police.

So ridiculous and bizarre were the claims made by Psaki that even far-left state newspaper The Washington Post gave Psaki “three Pinocchio’s” for those claims earlier in July.

Color of Change calls itself the largest online racial justice group in the US and has been on the forefront of efforts to defund American police departments.

Last year, following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, along with the death of Breonna Taylor in a botched police raid, they have led an online campaign to defund the police.

The group has published an online petition which reads, “Invest in black communities. Defund the police.” The petition also calls for “divesting from and dismantling the systems that unjustly harm black people.”

Not sure if that includes failing public schools in urban areas, but it probably should.

Included in the PAC’s efforts included supporting the Minneapolis City Council in their plan to divert funds dedicated to the Minneapolis Police Department after Floyd’s death from a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine intoxication, a heart condition, and apparent positional asphyxia.

Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on murder and manslaughter charges in his death, which is currently under appeal.

In supporting the city council’s efforts, Color of Change president Rashad Robinson said in a statement:

“Policing is a violent institution that must end. We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick and feed those who are financially unstable. Defunding the police allows for this vision.”

Perhaps Robinson should shake down Soros for more of his money. A few billion here and there would certainly help with the group’s efforts to “care for our sick and feed those who are financially unstable.”

Calling to end policing in the midst of a historic crime wave is probably not a good way to get people over to your cause.

Last month, Malachi Robinson, a campaign director for the group told a Brooklyn newspaper the group was calling for “no more police and no more mass incarceration.”

“We’re saying we need to invest in our communities and the things that keep our communities really safe.”

Malachi, you might want to talk to the dozens of people who are shot in Chicago every weekend. They may have something to say about “keep[ing] our communities really safe.”

The Free Beacon said they reached out to Color of Change for comment, however they didn’t respond.

According to FEC documents, Soros’s contribution to the PAC was their largest realized so far this year. The next largest contribution came from Karla Juvetson, a prominent Democratic Party bundler who donated $10,000.

Color of Change took in over $1.9 million in the six months preceding the filing and spent over $1.8 million. Approximately $291,000 of that amount went to the charity for administration expenses and to cover payroll taxes, FEC filings indicated.

In 2019, Soros funneled more than $1 million to Color of Change through Open Society Foundations, another one of Soros’s money channeling operations. Free Beacon also reached out to Open Society Foundations for comment, however they too did not respond.

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WASHINGTON, DC- Even the Biden suck up Washington Post isn’t falling for the latest propaganda emanating from the White House and its Democrat sycophants.

The latest claim by White House propagandist Jen Psaki managed to earn “Three Pinocchio’s” from the far-left Post, that of course being her claim that it is Republicans, not Democrats who support defunding the police, according to a New York Post article.

Over the past week or two, Democrats including Psaki, Biden adviser Cedric Richmond and others have made the absurd and easily debunked claim that it was Republicans who were defunding the police.

Their argument? Because the Republicans opposed the pork-laden “American Rescue Plan” a few months back, that translated to them supporting defunding of police. That argument is as hollow as it is brain-dead.

Nowhere in the American Rescue Plan is funding of police departments specifically mentioned. While the boondoggle included some $350 billion in aid to states and cities, there was no mention of any portion of that being earmarked for police departments.

In fact, a significant portion of the moneys received in states such as California and New York were directed toward filling deficits in public employee pension plans, which in some cases were billions of dollars in debt.

Their argument comes after Biden said last month that in light of the Biden crime wave overtaking American cities, some of the aid could be directed toward combating rising crime, including the hiring of additional police officers.

In an article in the Post, Salvador Rizzo wrote: “Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything,” in the piece, entitled: “The White House’s slipshod claim that Republicans are defunding the police.”

“Rather Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds,” Rizzo added. “That’s not a reduction.”

The article then addressed that the above funds were earmarked as “state and local aid,” and there was “no guarantee that police would get a slice of the pie.”

“[V]oting against a one-time infusion of cash is not the same as voting to cut funding, so there is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to ‘defund the police,’” he finished.

Republicans have seized upon Psaki and Richmond’s claims, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slamming the claim in a Fox News op-ed, referring to it as a “calculated, cynical lie.”

“For them to come out and claim that it’s Republicans who want to defund the police, that’s like an arsonist showing up at the fire and blaming the firemen,” Cruz said. “That’s like the Chinese blaming the Americans for the Wuhan virus. That’s like OJ [Simpson] saying he’s gonna help find the real killer.”

Cruz was responding to Psaki’s statement on June 23 when she said, “That was voted into law by Democrats just a couple months ago. Some might say that the other party was for defunding the police; I’ll let others say that but that’s a piece.”

When questioned about her claim, Psaki wasn’t able to name one single Republican who said they wanted to “defund” the police:

On June 27 on Fox News, Richmond told the outlet, “…the truth is, they [Republicans] defunded the police:”

“Let’s talk about who defunded the police. When we were in Congress last year trying to pass…an emergency relief plan for cities that were cash-strapped and laying off police and firefighters, it was the Republicans who objected to it. And in fact, they didn’t get funding until the American Rescue Plan, which, our plan allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed. So look, Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says, ‘defund the police,’ but the truth is, they defunded the police.”

Baghdad Bob, the infamous Iraqi propagandists from Operation Desert Storm would be proud of Psaki and Richmond.

Rizzo did find a little bit of cover for the administration when they pointed out Republicans had supported President Trump’s proposal to remove $170 million from the Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.

“Psaki and the White House are on more solid ground by framing this talking point in terms of the COPS program…That’s the only thing keeping this talking point from being a ‘Four Pinocchio’ claim,” Rizzo wrote.

For those unfamiliar, the Post uses a fact-checking rubric where so-called “Pinocchio’s” are assigned for claims which contain “significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions.” They are given on a scale of one to four, with four being the most severe.

Breitbart outlined a number of times where Democrats have engaged in anti-police rhetoric or openly called to defund the police. Law Enforcement Today recently also outlined a number of times where Democrats called to defund the police. More on that below.

Among those who called to defund the police, according to Breitbart:

  • Joe Biden- supported “reallocating police resources” during the campaign
  • Kamala Harris- said “I applaud Eric Garcetti” for defunding Los Angeles police, adding “we have to reimagine public safety” while discussing police presence in cities and towns. “Reimagine” is code word for defund
  • Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta- said officials needed to listen to calls to “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives
  • Then Boston mayor and current Labor Secretary Marty Walsh- proposed budget diverting funding from the Boston PD
  • Biden Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clark- wrote an op-ed in Newsweek in 2020 supporting defunding the police
  • Val Demings (D-FL), a former police officer- Minneapolis City council was “very thoughtful” for voting to dismantle their police department
  • A panelist at the Democratic National Convention advocated defunding the police
  • Ilhan Omar (D-MN)- advocated dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department
  • Maxine Waters (C-CA)- told protesters to “get more confrontational” with police

There are far more examples of Democrats—not Republicans—openly advocating for defunding and/or dismantling police.

The definition of “spin”: “give (a news story or other material) a particular interpretation, especially a favorable one.

Jen Psaki is the queen of spin. What was it Obama said? “You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig.” Psaki tries to put lipstick on Democrats’ “pig” every day.

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The following editorial is written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

USA- The dystopian novel “1984,” written by George Orwell was truly a prophetic piece of literature. We are currently seeing portions of that book play out in real life.

Let’s explain a bit about the book before we get into the most recent example of truth being stranger than fiction, in this case the latest assertion by Democrats that it is Republicans—not they—who are defunding the police. More on that shortly.

In his book, Orwell talked about a government, not unlike what we currently have, which engages in a couple different forms of mind control:

Newspeak which was invented by the government in the novel to suppress the ability to develop treasonous (or anti-government, if you will) ideas by the people, and;

Doublethink, a product of newspeak in which one believes two contradictory statements to be true at the same time or saying one thing and meaning another.

In 1984, examples include something called the Ministry of Truth, which erases history and disseminates lies. The Ministry of Peace creates war, and the Ministry of Love has a place where there is torture. In other words, there are a lot of euphemisms and contradictions.

Those two philosophies outlined in 1984 have morphed into a single word called doublespeak. The Canada Free Press refers to it as “the language of opposites. Up is down and down is up.”

The outlet defines the two this way:

“Newspeak is a method of controlling thought through language—it is the language of fake news. Doublethink is when a person accepts two mutually contradictory thoughts as correct without being aware or troubled by the glaring contradiction between them.”

They define doublespeak as language that “deliberately obscures, distorts, disguises, or reverses the meaning of words to manipulate public opinion.”

That brings us to the defund the police narrative. Over the past year, we have clearly heard Democrats—not Republicans continually calling to defund the police.

Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Omar, Tlaib—the list goes on. A simple Internet search finds dozens of examples of Democrats demanding defunding of the police.

Some have not only demanded police be defunded but have also asked for them to be disbanded.

Polls have come out that show “defund the police” is wildly unpopular across nearly all demographics—whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians—and we know that the only thing Democrats are concerned about is pandering and the next election.

So all of a sudden, in the past week or so, Democrats have suddenly discovered that it is they, not Republicans who support the police.

Their logic? Buried inside the so-called American Rescue Plan was money for cities and towns to do with as they pleased. There was no specific earmark for law enforcement.

And none of the cities and states who received the funding said they would earmark funds toward law enforcement.

Republicans knew that the money designated for states and cities in primarily blue areas was being used to pay off massive debt incurred by public employee pensions.

And they decided that having the fiscally responsible portion of the United States on the hook for blue states blowing their financial resources on a load of garbage while ignoring their pension obligations wasn’t going to fly. So they voted no.

Democrats have suddenly seized on that fact to make the unbelievably absurd claim that by virtue of voting no, the Republicans have therefore decided to defund the police.

And of course, the Praetorian Guard media has jumped right on board with the Democrats as would be expected.

According to the Media Research Center (MRC), this past week, left-wing MSNBC hack Stephanie Ruhle had DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison on her program. She repeated the same line of BS spouted by White House Propaganda Minister Jen Psaki, who got up at the podium last week and made the same absurd claim about Republicans defunding police.

When Psaki was pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy to name one Republican who specifically said they wanted to defund the police, she of course could not name one. 

Ruhle became panicked when talking about the New York City mayor’s race, where former NYPD officer Eric Adams was leading the Democratic primary (although now that’s been called into question by more election malfeasance).

Ruhle is worried that the Democrat’s “messaging on crime and law enforcement” is not resonating with voters. Adams is (obviously) against defunding the police.


“He said that the Democrat party needs to pay attention to New York or you’re going to be in trouble. How do you have a big tent party without turning off voters that you need to win?” she whined.

This is when Harrison joined the conga line of Democrats with short memories, making the same ludicrous argument that Republicans supported defunding the police because they voted no on the Biden boondoggle.

“The Republican Party likes to talk a lot. Right now they are talking about defunding the police. But who really is defunding the police? In the American Rescue Plan, Stephanie, we have $350 billion to go to our cities and many of those cities under the authority of President Biden are using those resources to fund their police departments. And guess what, not one Republican—not one Republican voted for it,” Harrison said. 

Ruhle tripped over her tongue to quickly agree with Harrison, then rotated to worrying how Democrats would ever convince Americans to believe that when Democrats said defund the police, they didn’t really mean defund the police.

Doublespeak, got it? Defunding the police, Ruhle said means “enhance and empower law enforcement.”

“I’m with you. But how are you going to convince the American people of that? Right? You have Republicans that are not supporting a commission on this insurrection which is all about law and order.

But Republicans have co-opted this idea that defund the police means wiping out police forces when what it really does is enhance and empower law enforcement. But you and I both know that that message is not translating correctly across a lot of American homes.” [emphasis added]

Ahh. So because Republicans aren’t buying into the Democrat hysteria that an unarmed group of people who basically committed trespass was an insurrection, suddenly they don’t support law and order? Got it.

Harrison then went on to babble about how the plans of Biden and the Democrats was “working,” how they were going to use planes flying over beaches and ice cream trucks talking about shots and all that good stuff.

They think that as Americans are paying an extra dollar plus per gallon for gas and the price of everything they buy is climbing, they can somehow convince the American people that their leftist policies are working.

Hopefully, they’re going into the high-crime areas of New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and dozens of other high-crime Democrat cities, where police HAVE been defunded by Democrats and where crime is spiraling out of control and try to spread their BS there.

Maybe they can convince people who have buried their babies and children that their defund the police mantra doesn’t mean defund the police. Up is down, down is up. Doublespeak—the Democrats are experts at it.

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Law Enforcement Today has reported extensively on Democrat rhetoric about defunding the police. In case you missed it, we invite you to:


WASHINGTON, DC- This week, Democrats, including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki have laughably made the argument that despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it is Republicans—not Democrats—who are pushing to defund the police.

This assertion came about as statistics have shown a record increase in all crimes, but especially violent crimes in Democrat-run cities. Democrats are clearly trying to deflect blame away from them. 


Breitbart reports that the fantasy of Republican-advocated defund the police started on Sunday, when Biden advisor Cedric Richmond attempted to pin the blame for the defund the police mantra on Republicans while appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.


“Let’s talk about who defunded the police. When we were in Congress last year trying to pass a rescue plan—I’m sorry not the rescue plan but an emergency relief plan for cities that were cash-strapped and laying off police and firefighters—it was the Republicans who objected to it.

And in fact, they didn’t get funding until the American Rescue Plan, which our plan allowed state and local governments to replenish their police departments and do the other things that are needed.

“So look, Republicans are very good at staying on talking points of who says defund the police, but the truth is, they defunded the police, we funded crime intervention, and a whole bunch of other things.”

Ironically, last year appearing on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Richmond said the “defund the police” mantra cost Democrats seats in November’s election. 


Richmond should probably get his story straight. 

This is of course absurd on its face. There are innumerable documented cases where Democrats talked about “defunding” or “reimagining” the police.

Also, the reason Republicans voted against the American Rescue Plan was the fact that the money directed to cities was being used to plug enormous deficits brought on by the cities through reckless spending.

Some of them, such as Chicago and Los Angeles had huge deficits due to unfunded pension obligations for public employee pensions.

One thing about Democrats is you know when they have received their talking points or marching orders because you hear it from the conga line of politicians and the mainstream media.

Such is the case with the sudden realization that it was the Republicans, not Democrats who have been parroting “defund the police” for over a year.

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In a White House press conference on Monday, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki about Richmond’s comments and whether she agreed with his assessment:


“Well, the president did mention that the American Rescue Plan, the state and local funding, something that was supported by the president, a lot of Democrats who supported and voted for the bill, could help ensure local cops were kept on the beat in communities across the country.

As you know, [it] didn’t receive a single Republican vote. That funding has been used to keep cops on the beat.”

A fact check easily found the comments by both Richmond and Psaki were lies.

“Although the White House did use the talking point that broad grants to localities could be used to help police departments and first responders, the American Rescue Plan did not include specific funding to hire more police officers,” Breitbart News said.

What’s more, the facts are clear, that being that Democrats have been leading the charge in defunding the police for over a year and that has led to a significant increase in crime in America’s largest cities—all run by Democrats.

Here, in no particular order are the Democrat-run cities which have drastically gutted their police department budgets in the past year:

  • New York: Last June, Mayor Bill de Blasio slashed $1 billion from the NYPD budget, despite a spike in shootings and other violent crime in the wake of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and the related violent riots which broke out in the aftermath. Recently, de Blasio redirected $92 million back to the NYPD to build a new precinct which was cut from last year’s budget. Between January 1 thru May 23 this year, there have been 531 shootings in the city, an increase from 295 during the same period last year, according to Breitbart.
  • Philadelphia: Last year, the “City of Brotherly Love” slashed $33 million from the police department; in response the city is now “on pace to have one of its deadliest years on record,” according to NBC10 Philadelphia.Philly is also home to Larry Krasner, one of the “progressive” neo-Marxist, soft-on-crime district attorneys who has turned the justice system in the city into a revolving door.
  • Washington, DC: Last June, the DC city council said they would cut $15 million from the police budget. In May, the Washington Post said homicides in the city increased 38 percent compared to the same time period in 2020.
  • Baltimore: Like it’s other Democrat-run counterparts, Baltimore cut $22 million from the police budget, according to the Baltimore Sun reporting last June, police commissioner Michael Harrison said he wanted to “see more boots on the ground,” and requested additional police department funding in light of the “surge in violent crime in cities across the country, as reported by The Hill. 
  • Los Angeles: Last year, mayor Eric Garcetti oversaw a $150 million cut in the LAPD budget last year; this year he’s seeking to restore $50 million of that, according to Breitbart, amidst a spike in crime in that city.
  • Minneapolis: Last June 12, the Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to disband that city’s police department, as reported by Breitbart. Just over one year later, the city council voted to direct $5 million to pay for police overtime.
  • “MPD was down to 632 active officers through the end of May. That’s a 25 percent drop from 845 police in 2020. As of last week, 60 officers are on disability leave,” according to CBS Minnesota.“Deputy Chief Erick Fos told the committee that the number of gunshot victims has more than doubled from this point last year to this year, increasing from 116 to 259. Homicides have increased by 81 percent over the same time period.”
  • Seattle: The Seattle city council last August approved measures to reduce the police department by around 100 officers, either through layoffs or attrition.
  • Portland: Last June, city commissioners approved a cut of nearly $!6 million from the police budget. Appearing on NBC Nightly News this year, Daryl Turner, Executive Director of the Portland Police Association said that morale in the PPB is “as bad as it’s ever been,” even as the city is also seeing an explosion in violent crime.

Not only has Democrat-run cities’ support to “defund the police” been seen in how they are handling public safety funding, but also in their words:

  • Joe Biden supported “reallocating police resources” during his campaign
  • Kamala Harris said “I applaud Eric Garcetti” for defunding the LAPD, while saying “we have to reimagine public safety” as she discussed lowering police presence in communities
  • Biden’s Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta said local officials need to “decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.”
  • Biden’s Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, then mayor of Boston proposed a budget diverting funding from the Boston PD
  • Biden’s Assistant Attorney General and critical race theory proponent Kristen Clarke wrote an op-ed for Newsweek last year supporting efforts to “defund the police.”
  • Rep Val Demings (D-FL), ironically a former police officer called the decision of the Minneapolis City Council to “defund the police” “very thoughtful.”
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and fellow House Democrats refused to criticize the Minneapolis City Council for defunding the police; Pelosi also referred to federal law enforcement officers assigned to protect the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon as “stormtroopers.”
  • Maxine Waters (D-CA) told protestors to “get more confrontational” with police
  • Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for dismantling the Minneapolis PD
  • Cori Bush (D-MO) called to defund the police after she was elected to Congress
  • House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) compared federal law enforcement to Nazi Gestapo

Those are but a few examples of Democrats’ hue and cry to defund the police. An attempt was made to find a Republican member of Congress calling to defund the police, but none was found.

Even in the midst of a clear explosion of crime across the US, Democrats refuse to recognize what is occurring; a number of Democrats are still calling to defund the police, many despite the fact that they have themselves spent tens of thousands of dollars on their own security.

In fact, some of them, including members of the “squad” voted present during a vote a few months back, which would have resulted in the defeat of a $2 billion cut in security for the Capitol. That included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). Still they’re all for defunding the police for their voters.

Ocasio-Cortez continues calls to reallocate resources away from police and refers to concern over the current crime wave as “hysteria.”

Pressley meanwhile said she still supports defunding the police.

Meanwhile, the only member of the squad who (allegedly) has testosterone, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has demanded police be defunded even while requesting additional police protection for himself.

Unfortunately for Democrats, the internet is forever, and the truth is there for all to see. A majority of the American people know who supports the police and who does not. Democrats do not.

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