As National Crime Victims’ Rights Week kicks off on April 24, three California groups, which support shorter sentences and the early release of criminals, will be holding rallies and events portraying themselves as the voice of victims.
The three progressive groups funded by liberal billionaire George Soros—Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, Californians for Safety and Justice, and Prosecutors Alliance of California—support defunding police departments, declining to prosecute most criminals, and seeking the shortest possible sentences for those who are prosecuted.
As reported on Fox 40 News, earlier this week, representatives of these groups met with legislators in Sacramento to encourage more state-funded services for crime victims, while ignoring the laws and policies that have flooded California communities with criminals.
At least two of the suspects arrested for the April 3 mass shootings in Sacramento, which killed six and injured twelve, were repeat offenders who were armed and on the street due to policies that these three so-called victims’ groups support. These groups also support the policies that allowed illegal alien David Mora to walk out of the Merced County Jail the day he was arrested for assaulting a police officer, and only days later gunning down his three daughters and a chaperone on February 28.
A primary focus of the Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is on police shootings, not on criminals. In 2016, the group publicly supported Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, which allows for the early release of thousands of habitual and violent felons.
Californians for Safety and Justice was a major supporter of California’s Proposition 47, The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, which has left drug dealers, addicts, and thieves in communities to commit smash and grab robberies and violent attacks, including murders.
The Prosecutors Alliance of California represents four progressive District Attorneys whose elections were bankrolled by Soros and rich California liberals. Two of its members, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, are so pro-criminal that they’re facing recalls. The other two, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, hold similar pro-criminal views.
These groups helped sell the lie that Propositions 47 and 57 would make California safer. Their advocacy for more services for crime victims is a smokescreen for their commitment to eliminating consequences for the criminals who are turning thousands of law-abiding Californians into crime victims.
While we all agree that crime victims should be giving all the help possible to recover from the damage and loss associated with a criminal assault, the news media’s portrayal of these Soros-funded groups as a legitimate voice for victims is akin to identifying drug dealers as advocates for junkies.