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furrydogs
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George Soros Op/Ed in WSJ

Here are a few quotes from the article which was enough to make the rest of his points worthless.


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Yet our system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false.


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We need to acknowledge that black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people. That is an injustice that undermines our democracy.


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This is why I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform. I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping. The funds I provide enable sensible reform-minded candidates to receive a hearing from the public. Judging by the results, the public likes what it’s hearing.


He provides no other data after this last nugget. It appears us folks in the U.S. decided to lock up a certain group just for the heck of it. No other reason. Doesn't this make your blood boil?

Here's the link but there is a paywall.

SOROS-WSJ


14&Counting
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Yeah that is why San Francisco just recalled their DA and Los Angeles is prepared to do the same.

Crime is up across the bard in major cities where these people have been installed


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EKG
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“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” —Ben Franklin


JumpingTheShark
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I shouldn’t have to hate that man because what does a famous billionaire like him have to do with Shreveport? Well he donated $250k to the Caddo DA’s campaign and we have one of the worst crime rates in America and it’s causing our city to lose droves of people. It’s a direct effect on my daily life and I loathe Soros for it.

Edit: technically he donated to a PAC benefitting the campaign, not directly to the campaign, but same thing basically.
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We need to acknowledge that black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people.


There are reasons for this...


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The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false


Thanks to George many people now get neither.


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he donated $250k to the Caddo DA’s campaign




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BRgetthenet
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I’d argue he’s the sort of white privileged(Jew)/greatest threat to democracy all the progressive cunts are always writhing about.


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Judging by the results, the public likes what it’s hearing.


Is that what he's seeing? Because that's certainly not what I'm seeing.


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Reservoir Ag
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quote:

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” —Ben Franklin


This is the exact quote I thought of as well.

How much would we pay to watch Ben Franklin… or, any of our Founding Fathers debar the likes of Siri’s or AOC.

It would be laughable.


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We need to acknowledge that black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people.

There are reasons for this...


Yeah, he didn’t capitalize the b in black. It’s racism like this that keeps the POC community subjugated, unable to attend school, get an ID for a job and in gangs having to deal drugs to make ends meet. Now if we just hand over some money for programs then all will be well.


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TheFolker
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We need to acknowledge that black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people

I acknowledge it. Now stop breaking the law.


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furrydogs
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Here's the whole piece if you're interested:

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Americans desperately need a more thoughtful discussion about our response to crime. People have had enough of the demagoguery and divisive partisan attacks that dominate the debate and obscure the issues.

Like most of us, I’m concerned about crime. One of government’s most important roles is to ensure public safety. I have been involved in efforts to reform the criminal-justice system for the more than 30 years I have been a philanthropist.

Yet our system is rife with injustices that make us all less safe. The idea that we need to choose between justice and safety is false. They reinforce each other: If people trust the justice system, it will work. And if the system works, public safety will improve.

We need to acknowledge that black people in the U.S. are five times as likely to be sent to jail as white people. That is an injustice that undermines our democracy.

We spend $81 billion every year keeping around two million people in prisons and jails. We need to invest more in preventing crime with strategies that work—deploying mental-health professionals in crisis situations, investing in youth job programs, and creating opportunities for education behind bars. This reduces the likelihood that those prisoners will commit new crimes after release.

In recent years, reform-minded prosecutors and other law-enforcement officials around the country have been coalescing around an agenda that promises to be more effective and just. This agenda includes prioritizing the resources of the criminal-justice system to protect people against violent crime. It urges that we treat drug addiction as a disease, not a crime. And it seeks to end the criminalization of poverty and mental illness.

This agenda, aiming at both safety and justice, is based on both common sense and evidence. It’s popular. It’s effective. The goal is not defunding the police but restoring trust between the police and the policed, a partnership that fosters the solving of crimes.

Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors. The research I’ve seen says otherwise. The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates. In fact, violent crime in recent years has generally been increasing more quickly in jurisdictions without reform-minded prosecutors. Murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians.

Serious scholars researching causes behind the recent increase in crime have pointed to other factors: a disturbing rise in mental illness among young people due to the isolation imposed by Covid lockdowns, a pullback in policing in the wake of public criminal-justice reform protests, and increases in gun trafficking. Many of the same people who call for more-punitive criminal-justice policies also support looser gun laws.

This is why I have supported the election (and more recently the re-election) of prosecutors who support reform. I have done it transparently, and I have no intention of stopping. The funds I provide enable sensible reform-minded candidates to receive a hearing from the public. Judging by the results, the public likes what it’s hearing.

Mr. Soros is founder of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations.


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USMCguy121
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Soros is actually doing us all a favor by helping to make cities unlivable.

He is evil no doubt, but all this interview is is him spouting retarded democrat 101 talking points.
This post was edited on 7/31 at 9:59 pm


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Taxing Authority
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make us all less safe
Pretty much any time someone comes around selling "safety" I immediately assume they are full of isht and trying scare people into something they'd normally never do.


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Lou the Jew from LSU
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Soros turned his back on his neighbor Jews when he was a kid in Hungary. For money and favors. He ceased being Jewish at that point. He’s an unprincipled con man, liar and power hungry megalomaniac. The world would be better off without him. And his devil spawn may be worse.


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CedarChest
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Those who commit crimes at a higher rate get locked up at a higher rate. But Soros knows this. He's just trying to enslave and kill the opponents of the NWO pure and simple.


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thelawnwranglers
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Why are foreign entities able to inject cash in our elections?


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NimbleCat
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Did he mention how many blacks live in his neighborhood?


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