George Soros Groups Demand ALL Federal Funding of Police Must ‘End’
Left-wing groups linked to Billionaire join BLM campaign
A number of George Soros-linked open borders lobbying organizations are demanding that all police in the United States have all their funding cut by the federal government.
Left-wing groups are now pushing for the Black Lives Matter movement's “Defund the Police” campaign by calling for Congress to cut off federal grant money directed to local law enforcement.
35 organizations demanded police stop receiving federal tax dollars in a letter to to the House Judiciary Committee, and the following:
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
The far-left Soros-linked groups who signed the letter include CASA de Maryland, the Center for Popular Democracy, and Make the Road New York.
The groups are linked to Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
The activists write:
We write to demand that in this moment, Congress permanently end and cease any funding to local law enforcement in any form, whether it be money for training, equipment, hiring, re-hiring, overtime, etc. including all programs under the so-called Community Oriented Policing Services’ [“COPS”] program, and fully fund community-led public safety efforts.
Congress allocating any resources, even with strings attached, towards policing — an institution that already receives over $100 billion of public resources annually — particular in the wake of our current economic crisis and police violence epidemic, is both illogical and stands to inflame an already tense situation. Indeed, just last week, in the midst of an economic crisis and national uprising against police brutality and massive police budgets, the COPS office announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which will fund 596 law enforcement agencies to hire 2,732 additional full-time law enforcement personnel. In the wake of the COVID-19 disaster, the House of Representatives recently and bafflingly included an additional $300 million in funding to the COPS office in the “HEROES Act.” [Emphasis added]
Congress should immediately stop all funding to local law enforcement and condemn, restrain, and use the power of the purse to remove federally funded police and military from our cities. The COPS program has directly contributed to the increased size, scope, and role of policing across cities in our country, and subsequently, the endless stream of killings and violence perpetrated by law enforcement on Black people particularly. The COVID-19 crisis and accompanying economic loss paired with the brazen and violent nature of policing has demonstrated the need for a nationwide reimagining of public safety that does not include allocating resources for policing, but one that fully funds the needs of all our communities. [Emphasis added]
Below is the letter in full:
The news comes as many leftists and Democrat officials are vowing support for the defund the police campaign.
The Black Lives Matter protests have resulted in the deaths of many black Americans.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender declared she was “willing to stand” with those who want the goal of a "police free future."
Meanwhile, far-left Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined radical calls to defund the police, describing cops as a "cancer" that "we have to amputate."
The Minnesota congresswoman doubled-down on her commitment to "completely dismantle" the Minneapolis Police Department.
Omar described the police force as “rotten to the root” after calling for the department to be defunded.
“Not only do we need to disinvest, but we need to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department completely,” Omar told the cheering crowd during a Sunday "Defund the Police" rally.