George Soros may not have made his way to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in the Summer and Fall of 2014, but The Washington Times reports the octogenarian has become one of the main financial backers of the Ferguson protest movement springing up following the police shooting of African-American male, Michael Brown. Community organizers have become a major part of the work being completed following the recent spate of law enforcement-based shootings; Soros has been shown to provide around $33 million in funding for civil rights groups focused on protecting the rights of members of minority communities across the U.S. who made their way to Ferguson in the wake of the shooting. Despite many people feeling well-known activists, such as Reverend Jesse Jackson are the leaders of the U.S.-based civil rights movement, it would appear George Soros has a major say in the fight to reform the social and criminal justice systems in the U.S. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.
Many people believe the fight for equality, social justice and the reform of the U.S. criminal justice system would be part and parcel of the work completed by George Soros to assist Democrat Hillary Clinton in becoming the U.S. President in 2016. However, George Soros believed the fight in 2016 was as much one against now President Donald Trump as it was in support of former Secretary of State Clinton. After a political friendship stretching back over 25 years, George Soros and Hillary Clinton became key figures in the development of policy and other political choices in the runup to the 2016 Presidential election, but Soros also looked beyond the Presidential race in his bid to reform the U.S. political system, according to Politico.
Across the U.S. the number of white male prosecutors and district attorneys aged over 55 stands at almost three quarters and sees the issue of members of minority communities facing higher sentencing levels than their counterparts who are white and male. George Soros believes a higher level of support for minority groups will be made available with the arrival of members of diverse communities taking up roles as prosecutors and district attorneys; a number of what would usually be seen as low-level liberal candidates who share the view of George Soros was given the backing of the hedge-fund legend in the 2014 Midterm elections and in 2016 as the bid to have a positive impact on the U.S. criminal justice system as a whole. In the wake of the victory of President Trump in 2016, the work of George Soros shifted to include a growing focus on grassroots elections where the liberal candidate may not even be aware the TV ads and newspaper advertisements supporting them came from the office of billionaire George Soros. Learn more about his profile at businessinsider.com