George Soros Group Helps Free 500 Inmates from Jails in California
Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sues to release criminals
A far-left group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros is suing to free 500 inmates from jails in Orange County, California.
The Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is taking legal action to have hundreds of criminals released due to the coronavirus crisis.
A class-action lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes was filed by ACLU.
The organization is demanding officials free roughly 500 inmates from the county’s jails.
The inmates are "vulnerable" because they are at risk of contracting the coronavirus, the lawsuit claims.
Out of 227 inmates who have been tested in total, fewer than 120 inmates in Orange County’s jails have tested positive for COVID-19, as of April 29.
In a statement to the OC Register, Barnes said he is opposed to mass releasing inmates.
"I will continue to take measures needed to ensure the capacity is available to maintain safe operations and preserve our ability to house criminal offenders,” Barnes said.
"In preserving the safety of our custody operations, I must also ensure the safety of the law-abiding public.
"I am not supportive of extensive preemptive releases that go beyond what is necessary to keep the jail and community safe.”
Already, Orange County’s inmate population has been cut by almost 45 percent in less than two months during the coronavirus crisis, according to Breitbart.
Barnes said the jails are not overcrowded.
The men were freed despite law enforcement’s warnings that all are “high risk” and likely to re-offend.
After the release, one of the sex offenders was rearrested for exposing himself in public.
The sex offender has been convicted of child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats, and inflicting injury on an elder adult.
The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California’s Southern Division.
The case number is 8:20-cv-00835.