Soros has spent heavily on backing “progressive” candidates for local prosecutorial offices across the nation, following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, which alleged that black defendants have been treated unfairly by the justice system.
In 2016, Foxx ran against incumbent Anita Alvarez. At the time, Alvarez was the center of much criticism after the 2014 death of an African-American teenager, LaQuan McDonald, at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Foxx’s platform was generally one of criminal justice reform. At the time, she told local ABC News affiliate WLS-7 that she was hoping on “restoring faith in our criminal justice system” and “bridging the divide between the community and law enforcement.”
In 2016, chicagoist.com reported that Alvarez had taken in donations from the “old-boy” network, however Foxx found other donors. One of those donors was Soros:
But Kim Foxx has also found two other sources of cash, in the form of twin $300,000 donations to a Super PAC supporting her called Illinois Safety & Justice. The sole donors to the PAC are neoliberal superdonor and conservative-boogeyman George Soros and a “dark-money” group called Civic Participation Action Fund. A Super PAC is a fundraising group, created by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision, that can raise as much money as they want for any candidate or cause—as long as they don’t coordinate on any level with political campaigns, which have much smaller campaign limits.
It has been found through state campaign finance records that Soros gave $333,000 to Kim Foxx’s Super PAC prior to the March 15, 2016 primary. He donated another $75,000 after she won.
Foxx beat out Alvarez in the primary, taking the win in the fall with no issue.
Breitbart News explains, “Soros has been intervening in local races for prosecutor, state’s attorney, and district attorney — often backing left-wing Democrats against other Democrats in doing so.”
In 2018, Breitbart News reported:
Left-wing billionaire George Soros continues to pour millions of dollars into hitherto-obscure local races for district attorney, backing “progressive” candidates who are opposing more traditional law-and-order prosecutors.
The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that Soros is involved in 21 district attorney races across the country — and that is just the spending that is known. He is also contributing money to non-profit organizations that are engaged in certain political activities but are not required to report donations.
The prosecutors office stated that the reason for dropping the charges against Smollett was because of his community service in the past.First assistant state’s attorney Joe Magats made the decision to drop charges.