Liberal utopia of San Francisco: MacArthur Foundation gives $2M grant to DA to “thin out” jails

San Francisco DA George Gascon: Working hard for George Soros…

The MacArthur Foundation is a left-wing private organization based in Chiraq. Their focus is mass incarceration and “non-profit” journalism. But don’t let the Wikipedia page fool you – they are as far left as George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.

In fact, The MacArthur Foundation and George Soros have a history, to the surprise of no one.

Back in 2016, Newsbusters reported that The MacArthur Foundation gave grants to 12 non-profit media organizations to support “accurate, in-depth journalism,” but at least eight are well-supported by lefty billionaire George Soros. From their report: “In the next five years, The MacArthur Foundation will give nearly $19 million to groups which have been funded by Soros and another $6 million to other media-related organizations.”

According to American Thinker, ProPublica (the investigative-reporting foundation financed by George Soros) is also financed by The MacArthur Foundation.

So what is the progressive MacArthur Foundation’s solution for overcrowded jails? Release the criminals!

SF Chronicle reports that the San Francisco district attorney’s office received a $2 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation that it will use in a bid to reduce the city’s inmate population and wipe out a looming need for a new city jail over the next two years, officials said Tuesday.

More from their report:

“District Attorney George Gascón outlined a plan in which his office will collaborate with experts and other criminal justice agencies to expedite cases, analyze outcomes and reduce recidivism. A focus of the reforms, Gascón said, will be inmates whose repeated troubles trace to mental illness and addiction. The goal is to reduce the jail population — which generally hovers around 1,250 — by 16 percent in two years.

“What we’re doing today hasn’t worked for a long time,” Gascón said. “So this is really a down payment on the creation of a blueprint to take us into the 21st century.”

The effort comes as lawmakers work to reduce the city’s jail population after the Board of Supervisors in 2015 voted not to allocate $215 million for a project to begin replacing the run-down jail at the Hall of Justice. County Jail No. 4 is seismically unsafe and has no room for many programs provided to inmates at other city facilities.

Instead of building a new jail, city leaders in 2016 created a 39-member working group tasked with identifying and funding programs designed to reduce what are known as occupied bed days. According to estimates, San Francisco must reduce bed days by 83,220 a year to close County Jail No. 4.

The group has a hearing at the Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee on Wednesday.

Even as the city has funded new departments to chip away at the jail population, and as recent bail-reform efforts prompt more inmates to be released before trial, the jails have not significantly thinned. That’s because most of the recent programs target lower-level offenders, and inmates who spend 15 days or less in jail occupy only about 3 percent of all bed days, said a report this year by the city Controller’s Office. Inmates who spend 180 days or more in jail take up about 78 percent of bed days, the report found.

Gascón, who has opposed building a new jail, hopes the approach funded by the MacArthur Foundation grant can reduce the jail population enough to close County Jail No. 4.

“We have done a lot of things, but we’re still basically in the same place that we were three years ago,” he said.

The grant will fund services for inmates, a policy analyst for San Francisco Superior Court, and another analyst to study who is in custody. The district attorney’s office will bring in experts to collect data and identify ways to reduce the jail population.

“We still have a recurring problem and it’s our high recidivism rate,” Gascón said. We have the same people coming in and out. That’s a system failure.”

Around 40 percent of the jail population receives psychiatric treatment and 15 percent suffer from a serious mental illness, according to the city legislative analyst’s office. Even so, people in custody wait 120 days on average for a bed in a community-based residential treatment program — more than five times the wait in the community, said Tara Anderson, director of policy at the district attorney’s office.

“If we can expedite people to treatment and expedite their case through the system, we shorten lengths of stay and simultaneously reduce the number of times someone is coming into custody,” she said.”

Read the whole story here.

I love how they assume that once out of jail, mentally-ill criminals will show up to scheduled psychiatric treatment appointments.

Just what the city of San Francisco needs: More mentally ill and addicted folks roaming the streets! Brilliant solution, proggies.

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Dr. Eowyn
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MacArthur Foundation is also among the foundations that “support” the Central American “caravan” invasion.
https://www.wnd.com/2018/04/border-caravan-call-it-the-george-soros-express/

 
Alma
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Alma

Build a facility for the “insane” and separate them from the criminal element. Rapists, murderers, drug addicts, child molesters cannot be rehabilitated and neither the mentally ill, so why empty the jails to fill them up again with the repeated offenders and new ones entering the system?

 
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Lophatt

Just reading the piece from the MacArthur Foundation is more Marxist Socialism disguised as “philanthropy”. There stated goal is the elimination of borders. Who are they to decide for everyone? What they are actually saying is “we are coming to overthrow your government”.

We can hear the echo on TV. There are only these “enlightened ones” and us “racists and bigots”. Said another way, we have no right to object to them. It has all been decided.

 
Steven Broiles
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Sounds to me that the MacArthur Foundation = The Frankfurt School.
Yep.

 
Snarklers
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Snarklers

They could put them to work cleaning up the feces paved streets in the utopian paradise known as San Francisco.

 
CogitoErgoSumantra
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CogitoErgoSumantra

The majority of inmates the left is trying to get released (and eventually never convicted to begin with, as they, “can’t be held accountable for their crimes”) are non-whites, who commit the majority of crimes in proportion to their demographic numbers… It’s going on across the nation, especially in bigger urban areas. Increase the Democrat voting base. Restore suffrage to released felons as well. (But isn’t that *one* deterrent to committing felonious acts?) Somewhat related older news, but I just saw this and it shocked me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_OK_to_be_white Even in this left-biased article, the content is incredible to contemplate: “In November… Read more »

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I’ve not spent any significant time (6 months or more) in the USA since 1993, so my perspectives are not current, but they are based on a deep appreciation of History. It was under Ronald Reagan that an effort was begun to release people from long-term mental institutions; those of you of an age with good memories will recall what that was like and the consequences! So it’s pretty clear that both conservatives and progressives can’t get to the heart of the matter, especially as it’s been damned near 50 years since California created huge new problems for itself, while… Read more »

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YouKnowWho

Like everything else the gumment touches this is just another house of cards built on lies. They want these people loose to cause ‘turbulance’ in society. Like people waking against the flow of a crowd, they distract you not only from what you are doing but also from seeing what those around you are doing. The only solution is a long term care facility. One for men and one for women, accoring to their birth sex. Medicate them, warehouse them and keep them safe from themselves and keep society safe from them. Why should we allow .001% of the population… Read more »

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FrontLine: Deinstitutionalization – A Psychiatric Titanic
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/asylums/special/excerpt.html

It’s a long read… just see the data in the table (appendix at bottom).

They’ve “freed” upwards of 90% (and up) of mental patients since the ’90s (82%; 91% effective rate nationwide). And guess which side of the political spectrum most of them found themselves on?

 
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Apparently, Senor Covarrubias has good reason for hope. “Maricopa County Judge Warren Granville sentenced Fransico Javier-Rios Covarrubias to 35 years in prison for two counts of kidnapping and three counts of attempted child abuse. — Covarrubias was arrested in 2016 after officers received reports that a young girl [3 years old] was being severely abused — and possibly offered to other men for sexual abuse — by her caretaker. Officers found the girl in a trash bag in a closet. Her wrists and ankles were bound with duct tape, which was also found over her mouth. The girl had multiple… Read more »

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Some information I had not known about before, and it surprises me, but it may cast a lot of light on what many events involving Japan may be about. I was researching about John Macarthur when I came across it. There are other sections of interest there in the same book. You may find the lower sections of Chapter 7 to have a lot of information on the jews who mentored John Macarthur, and the Talmud and the jew’s hatred for Christianity and all our people above which is above even the hatred that jews have for the colored peoples.… Read more »

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I’ll go ahead and leave some items of interest from my own notes made from Chapter 7. “Freemasonry is based on apostate Judaism and books written by Jewish rabbis, such as Babylonian Talmud and Kabbalah, which teach that man becomes a god by means of spiritual enlightenment, as opposed to the forgiveness of his sins by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. John MacArthur was mentored by a Jewish rabbi, the late Charles Feinberg, founder of Chosen People Ministries and the Charles L. Feinberg Center, whose Master of Divinity program for Messianic Jewish Studies requires intensive study of rabbinic texts,… Read more »

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MacArthur Foundation kicked out of Russia. “After 20 years of making grants to Russian subversives, er, “human rights” ™ groups, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of PBS funding fame is no longer welcome in Russia. Under a law, signed by Putin months ago, “undesirable” foreign entities can be restricted or expelled. The MacArthur Foundation has just been fingered, and Sulzberger’s Slimes doesn’t like it — not one bit! Since setting up shop during the misrule of the drunken fool Boris Yeltsin, the felonious foundation, based in Chicago, has awarded $173 million in grants in Russia since 1992.… Read more »

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“Marina Rustow, a scholar of the Cairo Geniza who grew up on the Upper West Side, wins a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant. “In the period I work on, the vast majority of Jews lived in the Islamic world and spoke Arabic. The Ashkenazi communities were tiny backwaters in uncivilized Europe. You can’t actually understand this crucial period in Jewish history without understanding how the Islamic world functioned, and how Jews lived in it, and how Islamic thought influenced the evolution of Judaism between the time of the closing of Talmud, about 600 to 750, and the rise of print culture, about… Read more »