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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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Pipe bomb found in mailbox of George Soros’ Bedford, NY home

Yesterday afternoon, an “explosive device” was found at the home of billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, 50 miles north of Manhattan.

At about 3:45 p.m., Bedford police responded to a call from the home’s caretaker about a suspicious package in a mail box, containing what appeared to be an explosive device. The employee placed the package in a wooded area until authorities arrived.

The Westchester County Police Department’s bomb squad was called, as were federal and state investigators. Law enforcement officials said the device, constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder, had been left in the mailbox by someone and was not delivered by the Postal Service. The bomb was rigged with a detonator, and it could have maimed or possibly killed someone had it exploded near them.

Sadly, Soros was not home when the device was discovered by a caretaker.

Two F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force squads that handle domestic terrorism cases, as well as the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are investigating the incident.

The New York Times portrays Soros, 88, as a benign philanthrophist and his critics as far-right villains. Soros “donates frequently to Democratic candidates and progressive causes, and has given at least $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations to promote democracy and human rights around the world.” But his “activism has made him a villain to conservative groups and the target of anti-Semitic smears.”

Even Fox News comes to Soros’ defense, saying he “is vilified on the right” for donating heavily to “liberal causes,” and that “Others have falsely accused him of being a Nazi collaborator during World War II, when he was a child in Hungary.”

But here’s Soros on CBS’ 60 Minutes, admitting to having collaborated with the Nazis:

Both the New York Times and Fox News also insist Soros is falsely accused of funding the “caravan of migrants” that originated in Honduras and Guatemala, and is now in Mexico making their way toward the U.S. border. The latest report is that the “caravan” of INVADERS has swollen to 14,000 people.

But according to Jamie White of Infowars:

The UN and billionaire globalist George Soros are the driving forces behind the massive migrant caravan marching to the U.S. southern border, according to reports.

As with the previous caravan that sprung up last spring, the open borders group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which is connected to Soros’ Open Society Foundation, is involved with organizing the caravan

As with the previous caravan that sprung up last spring, the open borders group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which is connected to Soros’ Open Society Foundation, is involved with organizing the caravan…. Pueblos Sin Fronteras is but one of several Soros groups financially and logistically supporting the caravan.

It is not just Infowars identifying Soros as funding the “caravan” invasion, but also WND, in a report on April 29, 2018:

The caravan is organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, [b]ut the effort is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – thus the acronym CARA. At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, WND has confirmed….

Other support groups are funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation.

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~Eowyn

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