Thanks to nearly $2 million from liberal billionaire George Soros, Democrat Larry Krasner became Philadelphia’s new district attorney and was sworn in on Jan. 2. His first move was to oust more than 30 local prosecutors with no explanation.
Four days into the job, Krasner reportedly asked 31 prosecutors to resign from the district attorney’s office; many of them from the homicide division, drug enforcement, and civil asset forfeiture units.
According to a report in The Washington Free Beacon, “The terminations have stalled court cases in the city, where one judge on Monday criticized the office after they asked that a murder trial be postponed due to the assistant attorney general being one of the dozens of people let go by Krasner.”
Prior to his being elected district attorney, Krasner was a far-left defense attorney who represented Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. Krasner had sued the police department more than 75 times and often joked that he had built a career that made him “completely unelectable.”
However, with Soros’ millions behind him, Krasner went on to defeat seven opponents in the Democratic primary.
This is Soros’ modus operandi: He targets cities and then establishes Super PACs, floods them with money, refunds himself any leftover cash at the conclusion of a race, and shuts down the PAC. Using this method over the past few years, he’s been able to control a number of district attorney races in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Mississippi, among others.
Soros set up the Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety PAC and pushed nearly $2 million into the committee with the sole intent of backing Krasner, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.
Beth Grossman, Krasner’s Republican opponent, voiced her fears last year that Krasner would turn Philadelphia into another Baltimore or Chicago.
“I have concerns, if he gets elected, my opponent, I don’t want us to turn into a Baltimore,” Grossman said at the time. “I don’t want us to turn into a Chicago. It’s really disturbing—we have one of the finest public defenders offices in the country, we don’t need two.”
Krasner defeated Grossman by more than 40 percentage points in the overwhelmingly Democratic city.
The Democracy Alliance, a network of wealthy liberal donors who each promise to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into approved progressive groups, is set to ramp up efforts to elect far-left individuals to district attorney positions in 2018, according to documents obtained by the Free Beacon at the group’s secretive investment conference held last November at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.
Soros, a cofounder of the Democracy Alliance, and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), headlined the three-day conference where the group planned out their next steps of the “resistance.”
STATEMENT: 31 DAO employees were asked to resign from their positions today, effective immediately, says Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner https://t.co/0TB6tqH2xU pic.twitter.com/s4LGX0ZtEy
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) January 5, 2018
Breaking: New Philly DA Larry Krasner dismissing dozens of prosecutors in first major shake-up at the office https://t.co/MU6Xv3I6eF
— Chris Palmer (@cs_palmer) January 5, 2018
New DA Larry Krasner’s begun cleaning house in Philadelphia. Get familiar with that name — you’re going to hear a legendary amount of whining about him from cop unions, law-and-order prosecutors, and the right in 2018. https://t.co/3BhCrzd3YD
— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) January 5, 2018
— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) January 5, 2018
Philly’s new DA Larry Krasner, who promised to reform the office, is firing dozens of the city’s prosecutors https://t.co/BJfHR3qGVY
— Laura McCrystal (@LMcCrystal) January 5, 2018
Mass firings at philly Da’s office as reform minded Larry Krasner takes the reins pic.twitter.com/3nXDmJ9h1T
— Vernon_Odom (@Vernon_Odom) January 5, 2018
Heads roll as new da Larry Krasner fires veterans prosecutors en masse..the story tonite on action news pic.twitter.com/9ytUSs32c8
— Vernon_Odom (@Vernon_Odom) January 5, 2018
— Emily Babay (@emilybabay) January 10, 2018
Larry Krasner, who has represented accused criminals and sued police dozens of times, will become Philly’s new DA on Tues. What his election means for criminal justice reform in Philly — and perhaps around the country. https://t.co/CmThtReual
— Nina Agrawal (@AgrawalNina) December 31, 2017