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Wed Nov 21, 2018, 02:30 PM

From defendant to top prosecutor, this tattooed Texas DA represents a new wave in criminal justice r

George Soros is doing a great deal of work in electing district attorneys who believe in justice and who are reasonable. In Harris County, George Soros helped to elect Kim Ogg as district attorney in 2016. As a result, we are moving on bail reform and she has stopped prosecutions of minor pot possession. In 2018, Soros backed Brian Middleton in Fort Bend and he won. Here is a good article about another DA who Soros helped to elect https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/from-defendant-to-top-prosecutor-this-tattooed-texas-da-represents-a-new-wave-in-criminal-justice-reform/2018/11/19/e1dca7cc-d300-11e8-83d6-291fcead2ab1_story.html?fbclid=IwAR2nMZwdGgsRqKzrU3PlotwuB7T3RpA_GRBiOMsGGNz83E8movWThQ0WI_E&utm_term=.b09e87744e19

The improbable ascent of the self-styled “Mexican biker lawyer” to a top law enforcement job two years ago speaks to the profound change sweeping dozens of local prosecutors offices across the country. From deep on the Gulf Coast to Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia, voters in recent years have been turning to a new wave of district attorneys pushing a boldly liberal agenda.

They are freezing the use of the death penalty, decriminalizing marijuana possession, diverting low-level offenders to classes and treatment instead of jail, seeking less severe sentences, and vowing to aggressively prosecute police-involved shootings.
In a field that is 95 percent white and overwhelmingly male, many are minorities, women or gays and hail from unlikely backgrounds, such as civil rights work or the public defender’s office.

The push intensified in the midterm elections, with liberal groups including a political action committee funded by George Soros, the American Civil Liberties Union and a political action committee created by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King contributing millions of dollars or resources to expand this still relatively small pool of progressive prosecutors. They had notable successes in Boston, Dallas and San Antonio, as well as in the race for Delaware attorney general, an office that handles criminal cases.

I smile when I see attacks on Soros. Soros is doing amazing work in electing a new generation of Distirct Attorneys who are not nut cases.

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