This goes to show you just how out of touch the Left is with the people that they say they are advocating for.
According to FEC records, billionaire leftwing donor, George Soros has given a cool $1 million to the activist group, Color of Change, committed to advocating for the “defunding” of police.
Soros sent the million dollars via his Color Of Change PAC on May 14, according to Federal Election Commission files obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The organization describes itself as “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization” and actively engages in efforts to defund police departments such as spreading an online petition calling for “divesting from and dismantling the systems that unjustly harm Black people.”
The group also backed a push by the Milwaukee City Council to defund the police.
“Policing is a violent institution that must end,” the group’s president wrote in a statement supporting the move. “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.”
Source: Fox News
Many left-wingers say that right-wingers are obsessed with painting George Soros as a “villain” and snort as they say he’s the “boogeyman” living inside their heads. Well, to that… right back atcha with the Koch brothers — or, brother, as the case is now.
But here’s the thing about that — there is a sliver of truth to it.
There is something to be said about the power to influence particular political views that the people who have the “f**k you” money to throw at the causes that they prefer. The left really doesn’t like “big money” funding issues that they disapprove of, but seem to turn a blind eye when it’s consistent with their worldview. And if you dare to condemn their White Knight, Soros, they’ll call you antisemitic.
Soros has also been pushing his “progressive” views on law enforcement by heavily funding like-minded candidates in District Attorney races. The result is that many jurisdictions have seen crime skyrocket.
The Daily Mail reports that there was one shooting every twelve minutes in the U.S. between Saturday, July 17, and Friday, July 23.
The more cynical sorts might just think that high crime in cities is the goal for the leftists who want to pull back Second Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens… by citing high levels of gun crime. And yet, the vast majority of these crimes are done with illegal firearms because, to paraphrase the famous Jeff Goldblum line in Jurassic Park, “crime finds a way.”
Meanwhile, polls show that this is the exact opposite of what voters want — even Democrats in large cities.
A recent poll in Detroit revealed that 90 percent of residents wanted more cops on the streets in their city to tackle the significant rise in violent crime.
The poll from USA TODAY and the Detroit Free Press conducted with Suffolk University found that Detroit residents overwhelmingly agree that they would feel safer with more cops on the street…
…In the Detroit poll, about 75 percent of respondents rejected the progressive slogan ‘defund the police’ and only 33 percent of respondents said Motor City cops use force when it’s unnecessary.
Lifelong Detroit resident Charlita Bell, 41, was among those called in the poll and recounted to USA TODAY how her car was hit by stray bullets during a shopping trip.
‘It’s scary sitting in the house, and when you go outside to the gas station or the store, it’s possible someone will be shooting right next to you,’ Bell said.
Rita Gibbs, 70, told USA TODAY that she is so distressed from violent news that she hates to watch it.
‘It’s always some random shootings. I just can’t stand it,’ she said.
Democrats in the legislature, just like Soros, are out of step with what residents actually want.
Despite the perceptions of the community, Democrats in Michigan’s House of Representatives announced a slew of bills last month to reform policing in the state, WOOD-TV reported.
The package of 16 bills included measures such as banning chokeholds and no-knock warrants, as well as ending the legal doctrine of ‘qualified immunity’ – which protects officers from lawsuits.
‘There is absolutely nothing political about this bill package,’ Rep. Tenisha Yancey said while announcing the bills.
Source: Daily Mail
It’s not just in Detroit, either. Several other polls in other cities show the same sentiment.
Last month, a WNBC, Telemundo 47 and Politico poll of New Yorkers found that 70 percent of black Democrats wanted more policing. The same poll showed that 21 percent of likely Democratic voters wanted the return of the plainclothes anti-crime police in some neighborhoods.
The MacArthur Foundation Harris poll conducted in June found that 79 percent of Chicago residents said that they “feel safer when they see police in their neighborhoods.”
Another recent USA Today/IPSOS poll found that 70 percent of respondents wanted police budgets to increase rather than decrease, and 66 percent believe that violent crime has become worse in the past year.
Welcome to Biden’s America.
But according to the Shambling Carcass Of Mediocrity currently spending a few hours a day in the Oval Office, the idea that Democrats want to “defund the police” is a “conspiracy theory.”