How George Soros Corrupted Philadelphia's Justice System

Mish

Philadelphia is one of the least safe big cities in the US. How did it get that way?

Social Justice Warriors

Thanks to George Soros, Larry Krasner was elected District Attorney in Philadelphia. Krasner is Self-Proclaimed Social Justice Warrior.

Consider the case of Michael White, a 22-year-old black college student who admitted killing Sean Schellenger, white. Numerous witnesses and a cellphone video confirmed what happened.

Krasner initially charged White with first-degree murder and denied his request for bail. But under pressure from leaders in Philadelphia’s African-American community, Mr. Krasner downgraded the charge to third-degree murder. Then, days before the trial, Mr. Krasner dropped the murder charge entirely.

White was then acquitted. How's that for justice?

Please consider Philadelphia’s Top Prosecutor Pursues ‘Social,’ Not Actual, Justice

Mr. Krasner is one of a new crop of “progressive prosecutors” who have won election in liberal cities. They include San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin, who was raised by Weather Underground radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn because his own parents were in prison for participating in the murder of police officers. Mr. Krasner was a virulent critic of law enforcement before running to become the city’s top prosecutor. During a 30-year career as a defense lawyer, Mr. Krasner gained notoriety for filing 75 lawsuits against Philadelphia police. In a 2017 campaign video he said “policing and prosecution are both systematically racist,” and he called poverty and crime consequences of “mass incarceration.”

Mr. Krasner’s candidacy was laughed off until George Soros dumped $1.7 million into the campaign. At his primary election night victory party, Mr. Krasner smiled while his supporters chanted, “No good cops in a racist system!” and “f— the FOP!” (the Fraternal Order of Police)

​Mockery of Justice

Attorney William McSwain has convincingly argued that Mr. Krasner has created a dangerous “culture of disrespect for law enforcement.”

Radical prosecutors like Mr. Krasner make a mockery of justice. There’s nothing progressive about public servants who shirk their duties, and nothing just about allowing violent criminals to roam free.

Violent Crime in Philadelphia​

As you might expect, Violent Crime in Philadelphia is high and on the rise.

Philadelphia consistently ranks above the national average in terms of crime, especially violent offenses. It has the highest violent crime rate of the ten American cities with a population greater than 1 million residents as well as the highest poverty rate among these cities. It has been included in real estate analytics company Neighborhood Scout's "Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America" list every year since it has been compiled. Much of the crime is concentrated in the North, West, and Southwest sections of the city.

Violent Crimes and Murders

The above Wikipedia snip on Philadelphia triggered further inquiries.

Let's investigate violent crimes and murder rates.

Most Dangerous Cities Population 25,000 and Above

Please consider Neighborhood Scout’s Most Dangerous Cities – 2020

  1. Detroit, MI: Chance of being a victim 1 in 50
  2. Memphis, TN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 51
  3. Birmingham, AL: Chance of being a victim 1 in 52
  4. Baltimore, MD: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 54
  5. Flint, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55
  6. St. Louis, MO: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55
  7. Danville, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55
  8. Saginaw, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 60
  9. Wilmington, DE: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 61
  10. Camden, NJ: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62
  11. Pine Bluff, AR: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62
  12. Kansas City, MO: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 63
  13. San Bernardino, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 65
  14. Alexandria, LA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 68
  15. Little Rock, AR: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 68
  16. Cleveland, OH: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 69
  17. Milwaukee, WI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 70
  18. Stockton, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 70
  19. Monroe, LA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71
  20. Chester, PA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71
  21. Rockford, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71
  22. Myrtle Beach, SC: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 72
  23. Albuquerque, NM: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 73
  24. Shawnee, OK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 73
  25. Pontiac, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 74
  26. Kalamazoo, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 75
  27. Farmington, NM: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 76
  28. Springfield, MO: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 76
  29. Anchorage, AK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 76
  30. Oakland, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 77
  31. Indianapolis, IN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 77
  32. East Point, GA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 78
  33. Compton, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 82
  34. Battle Creek, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 83
  35. East St. Louis, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 83
  36. Canton, OH: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 83
  37. Elkhart, IN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84
  38. Newburgh, NY: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84
  39. Riviera Beach, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84
  40. Wichita, KS: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84
  41. Jackson, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 84
  42. New Orleans, LA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 85
  43. Trenton, NJ: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 85
  44. Jacksonville, AR: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 85
  45. Nashville, TN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 87
  46. Lansing, MI: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 90
  47. Daytona Beach, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 90
  48. Albany, GA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 91
  49. Harrisburg, PA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 93
  50. Tulsa, OK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 93
  51. Beaumont, TX: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 9,300
  52. Hartford, CT: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 93
  53. Desert Hot Springs, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 93
  54. Buffalo, NY: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 94
  55. Scranton, PA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 94
  56. Gadsden, AL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95
  57. Chattanooga, TN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95
  58. Muskogee, OK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 95
  59. Houston, TX: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 96
  60. South Bend, IN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 96
  61. York, PA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98
  62. Homestead, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 98
  63. Fall River, MA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 99
  64. Chicago, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 99
  65. Lubbock, TX: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 99
  66. Jackson, TN: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 100
  67. Washington, DC: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 100
  68. Pueblo, CO: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 101
  69. Springfield, MA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 101
  70. Dothan, AL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 102
  71. North Las Vegas, NV: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103
  72. Florence, SC: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103
  73. Lake Worth, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103
  74. Holyoke, MA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 103
  75. Levenworth, KS: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105
  76. Richmond, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105
  77. South Salt Lake, UT: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105
  78. Miami Beach, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105
  79. Schenectady, NY: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 105
  80. Baton Rouge, LA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 106
  81. West Palm Beach, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108
  82. Sumter, SC: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 108
  83. Dayton, OH: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 109
  84. North Charlston, SC: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 109
  85. Odessa, TX: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 109
  86. Philadelphia, PA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 110
  87. Lawton, OK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 110
  88. Brockton, MA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 113
  89. Salisbury, MD: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 113
  90. Modesto, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 113
  91. Niagra Falls, NY: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 113
  92. Kankakee, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 113
  93. Chicago Heights, IL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 114
  94. Oklahoma City, OK: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 114
  95. Santa Monica, CA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 114
  96. Akron, OH: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 116
  97. Lauderdale Lakes, FL: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 11,600
  98. Tacoma, WA: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 116
  99. Albany, NY: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 116
  100. Wheeling, WV: Chance of being a victim: 1 in 116

States With 5 or More of Top 100 Violent Crime Cities

  • California: 8
  • Michigan: 8
  • Florida: 7
  • Illinois: 6
  • New York: 5
  • Pennsylvania: 5
  • Oklahoma: 5

Top 10 Murder Rate Cities

  1. East St. Louis, IL: Murder Rate (.87 per 1,000 residents). 17.5X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 23
  2. St. Louis, MO: Murder Rate (.62 per 1,000 residents), 12.3X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 187
  3. Gary, IN: Murder Rate (.53 per 1,000 residents), 10.6X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 40
  4. Chester, PA: Murder Rate (.53 per 1,000 residents), 10.6X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 18
  5. Baltimore, MD: Murder Rate (.51 per 1,000 residents), 10.3X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 309
  6. York, PA: Murder Rate (.45 per 1,000 residents), 9.1X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 20
  7. Petersburg, VA: Murder Rate (.44 per 1,000 residents), 8.9X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 14
  8. Birmingham, AL: Murder Rate (.42 per 1,000 residents), 8.4X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 88
  9. Detroit, MI: Murder Rate (.39 per 1,000 residents) 7.8X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 263
  10. Danville, IL: Murder Rate (.39 per 1,000 residents) 7.8X U.S. Average, No. of Murders: 12

Illinois Shines

Illinois really shines here. It claims the number 1, number 10, and number 20 murder spots, the latter Alton, IL.

The site shows the top 30. I only listed the top 10.

Danville, Illinois

Danville is my home town.

It is number 7 on the list of most crime ridden cities and number 10 on the murder rate list.

How to Reduce Crime Stats

One way to reduce violent crime is to not convict anyone of anything in the name of "social justice".

This is the method preferred by George Soros and Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner.

As a side note, these crime stats gave me another reason to share my previous post, Escape Illinois: Get The Hell Out Now, We Are

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (37)
Webej
Webej

Would be interesting to introduce comparable stats from Canada, Holland, Sicily, India, etc. See how much cause the US has to play world policeman and feature as the "good" guy.

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caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Capital should have zero influence on the execution of justice or the choice of those elected to oversee justice. It's an abomination.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

Nothing has changed in Newburgh, NY. In the early 1970's my mom was a teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, the city's only public high school. One day a student threw another out a 3rd story window.

Holyoke MA, Springfield MA, and Hartford CT are on the same 35 mile stretch of I-91, so no surprise there. There used to be tons of manufacturing and textile jobs until unions drove jobs overseas.

I can understand Schenectady made the list, but I am astounded Troy is safer than Albany. My brother's best friend is the public defender in Schenectady and can't walk a block without former clients thanking him for his services.

Runner Dan
Runner Dan

At least the President has the balls to call out these trash heaps for what they are. Love it! I wish he would do more of it. The honesty is refreshing and entertaining to boot!

hmk
hmk

I think your figures should read per 100,000 residents. If its per 1k the country is screwed.

AWC
AWC

Whenever you get west, be sure and pick up a couple hog legs, there mish. Saves the taxpayers money when we police our own environs. ;-)

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

“One way to reduce violent crime is to not convict anyone of anything in the name of "social justice".

Another way is to not allow such crimes to be reported. If it’s not in the data, it never happened and the only thing they’re policing is the database.

You don’t belong in the crime data unless the police say so. They are ever more incentivized each day to simply disallow you from reporting a violent crime.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Consider Danville IL murder rate – My home town Population 31,424 according to 2017 census

Murders 12

12/31,424 = x/1000

12,000 / 31,424 = x

.382 murders per 1,000 Yes, that should be .39

Thanks

shamrock
shamrock

“One way to reduce violent crime is to not convict anyone of anything in the name of "social justice".

Not true, crime rates are based on reported crimes, not solved ones. And what is this unbelievable paranoia of Soros? It's even worse than the demonization of the Kochs.

AussiePete
AussiePete

Baltimore's annual arrest rates plummeted from 40,000 in 2014 to 18,000 in 2017 as a result of six police officers being charged over the death of a man named Freddie Gray in custody, despite the murders increasing from 211 in 2014 to 344 a year later. Former Baltimore Sun police reporter David Simon says, ""What Attorney-General Mosby basically did was send a message to the Baltimore police department: 'I'm going to put you in jail for making a bad arrest.' So officers figured it out: 'I can go to jail for making the wrong arrest, so I'm not getting out of my car to clear a corner,' and that's exactly what happened post-Freddie Gray."

michiganmoon
michiganmoon

Mish, I've got you beat. My zip code is Muskegon Heights, Michigan and according to City-Data Muskegon Heights' crime score is 947.9, Danville is a pleasant 802. For comparison, Detroit is 838.2 and the US national average is 274. I actually live in one of the only safe places within that zip code.

Michigan has many high crime areas in part from the rust belt effect where most of the auto jobs were automated or outsourced, which cratered many cities' economies.

Greggg
Greggg

Go read his Wikipedia page. He's a philanthropic sort of guy to the tune of 32 billion. Puke!

DaveH2
DaveH2

I lived in Philadelphia and heard the shots a couple of blocks away when a cop was killed. I'm pretty sure I saw the accomplice before the shooting when I was walking to the subway to escort my soon to be wife home.

Terrible event. The police were staking out an ATM that was being robbed. The criminals carjacked a guy at gunpoint and planned to steal his car, but he had a stick and they couldn't drive a stick, so one of them took him to the ATM to rob him. Police approached and the first shot or 2 killed a policeman, then bang bang bang bang bang. That's what I heard. Then all hell broke loose and as we were walking home past the nearby police station we were almost run over by a police car trying to respond to the murder about a block or 2 away.

I did call the police to tell them what I saw, went down to the station and helped, of course. The point is I do know how it was and certainly still is.

At the time I had just finished being a law student in Camden, NJ and lived a couple of blocks from a major drug corner. The risk of being killed was higher than a tour in Vietnam. Hundreds of bullet holes in my house. Bang bang bang bang every night. My house was just for target practice.

But, I lived in the safer Rutgers campus area, so possibly not so dangerous?

But, to cut to the quick, these have always been rough neighborhoods. In Camden on hell night (the night before Halloween) I looked out over the city and it looked like it was firebombed, So many columns of smoke from burning buildings.

Just a little reality check. The Philly/Camden area was always a hellscape.

Fast forward to social justice bail. Well, the bad guys with money always have gotten out to do bad things. Of course, people with money are people with more to lose.

Now I live in New York, where this release without bail thing is now law also. Domestic violence offenders are released to go back and attack victims.

Of course there is a presumption of innocence. But it's like a vaccine situation. Public safety must be protected. You don't ask if the person with smallpox is guilty. There must be reasonable public assurance of safety. There must be skin in the game, and lack of money is no excuse. Enhanced penalties for repeats. Perhaps more severe punishments for repeats while awaiting trial. Bail should be viewed more broadly. And repeat offenders on "bail", monetary or otherwise, should be treated without mercy.

VERY tough situation balancing liberty with reason.

numike
numike

"Students at St. Louis' Ashland Elementary School hear gunshots so often, they've become nearly numb to it https://twitter.com/stlpublicradio/status/1215695559861985283

ksdude69
ksdude69

I like how the one politician was crying recently "innocent until proven guilty is under fire" which clearly proves these jackasses are under an entirely different set of laws.

NeverReady
NeverReady

Okay, so White went free. You have guns in the US? If the Justice system fails to deliver justice deliver it yourselves.

JonSellers
JonSellers

Hey, if you don't like Soros giving to his favorite SJW candidate, just give a greater amount to your favorite conservative candidate. This is America, stop with the whining.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Seems the murder rate is inversely proportional to the amount of visible light reflection off the citizens.

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

The title is misleading. It should read: How George Soros ALSO corrupted the Philadelphia justice system.

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

If you think it's bad now, wait until the Snap cards don't buy as much.

Philly RE Broker
Philly RE Broker

I work in the Philly Real Estate business. I met Sean Schellenger several times and I did attend his funeral.
The one fact that has not been reported in this miscarriage of justice is the Sean's natural birth mother is in fact an African American woman of light skin which did make Sean, the murder victim, an African American of white skin color. The name Schellenger comes from his mother's 2nd husband who did adopt Sean, the murder victim. If only this non-PC fact was reported I am sure the outcome of the trial would have been different and the entire City would be demanding the removal of Larry Krasner from office which could be done by the Governor of Commonwealth Pennsylvania just like the Sheriff was removed from office several years ago by the Governor.
Krasner is well known as anti-police Criminal Defense Attorney who was famous for his many lawsuits against the Philadelphia Police Department. All the other attorneys in town thought he was running as a joke. With Soros money he was able to recruit a well known West Philadelphia group of Anarchists (that's what they call themselves) who organized Krasner's victory in a 4 way Democratic Primary in the Democrat Machine controlled City of Philadelphia. This is a disgrace and those of us who know what is going on in this City (including the entire Police Department) are very angry.
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania and the FBI must investigate and bring charges of malfeasance against Krasner just like they are doing to federally indicted serving City Councilman Heenan and the federally indicted Head of the electrical union, Mayor Kenny's financial backer, political ally and personal friend John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. It's like a bad horror movie and the murder and crime rates are spiking out of control. The only reason property crime stats are not through the roof is because nobody bothers to report these crimes because the Police are not allowed to arrest and DA Krasner with his no bail policy for non-violent crimes will not prosecute. He's too busy opening Heroin injection sites, fighting to let violent criminals out of jail and working to keep Philadelphia a sanctuary city.


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