(SNews) – Radical billionaire George Soros pumped tens of millions of dollars into anti-police groups in 2021, according to newly-emerged tax records.
The documents reveal that Soros’ leftist non-profit Open Society Foundations network funneled at least $35 million into groups and initiatives that aim to defund or abolish America’s justice system.
Slay News has been long documenting Soros’ efforts at overhauling the criminal justice system.
Soros, the Democratic Party’s number one donor, views his anti-police agenda as a high priority and has bankrolled numerous groups and initiatives working on such efforts in recent years.
He has also funded the campaigns of dozens of far-left prosecutor candidates as part of the efforts to radicalize the justice system.
The financier’s nonprofits continued the push last year.
Throughout 2021, Soros plowed massive sums of cash into groups that back defunding police, hubs used by progressive activists aiming to dismantle law enforcement, and even funding databases to track donations to police department foundations and unions.
“The Open Society Foundations is proud to have been one of the earliest and most robust supporters of efforts to address the issues of crime and public safety while protecting freedoms that Americans hold dear,” Laleh Ispahani, co-director of Open Society-U.S., told Fox News.
“We have supported reforms to our criminal justice system that enjoy broad support across the political spectrum.
“We believe that our freedoms are threatened when state actors are above the law, and that accountability is even more essential when they are given the right to use force on behalf of the government.”
“The level of police violence, particularly impacting communities of color, has spurred reform efforts across the country,” Ispahani continued.
“Open Society supports the exploration and development of policies that actually work to reduce crime and defers to communities regarding what alternatives make sense to them.
“Whether that includes shifting funding currently allocated to policing into services that actually work to address crime and improve public safety is up to them.”
“Since the murder of George Floyd, many communities have increased spending on policing, while deaths at the hands of police have continued to rise to new heights,” Ispahani alleged.
“We continue to believe that reforms are needed and that communities should continue to lead those efforts.”
As part of the most recent efforts, Soros’ Open Society Policy Center sent $15 million to Tides Advocacy for the Electoral Justice Project, tax forms show.
The project is spearheaded by the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 Black Lives Matter-aligned groups that support defunding police and overhauling the criminal justice system
While few details are available online, the Movement for Black Lives said in a post on its website last year that the project would give $75,000 “to 12 Black-led ORGANIZATIONS that are expanding democracy and building political power in defense of Black lives.”
In addition to its anti-police work, the Movement for Black Lives has expressed support for cop killers.
Last summer, the group called on supporters to sign a clemency petition that included Sundiata Acoli, who was convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster during a 1973 traffic stop.
This was not the only Soros cash that made its way to initiatives that backed the BLM-aligned coalition last year.
The Foundation to Promote Open Society, another Soros nonprofit, sent $10 million to Borealis Philanthropy for its Black-led Movement Fund, which provides support to the Movement for Black Lives, according to its website.
The Foundation to Promote Open Society also sent $10.75 million to Borealis Philanthropy for its Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF) to “identify, support, and nurture promising community-based police reform campaigns.”
“The CTPF supports groups to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, end criminalization, and shift power and resources away from punitive, reactive, and carceral responses to preventative, transformative community-based safety strategies,” its website states.
“The Fund values and resources work that addresses both the immediate harm caused by state violence and systemic changes necessary to create healthy, well-resourced communities, and transformative safety responses.”
The CTPF last year experienced its “biggest cycle of grantmaking yet” when it “committed and/or paid out” $5.2 million in grants to 55 organizations in 21 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, its website states.
The CTPF added nearly $4 million in grants to 26 organizations in early 2022.