A progressive district attorney who was backed by far-left billionaire George Soros was recently carjacked at gunpoint in his own city, proving to be an ironic display of soft-on-crime policies backfiring on their own advocates.
As the Daily Caller reports, New Orleans District Attorney Jason Williams (D-La.) and his 78-year-old mother were accosted by two criminals on Monday, with one pointing a gun at them as they tried to get into Williams’ car. After stealing the DA’s car, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) confirmed that the suspects abandoned it in an undisclosed location and proceeded to carjack another victim, a young woman, in the same area roughly 30 minutes later.
“DA Williams and his mother were unharmed and both thank the NOPD for their hard work tonight and every night responding to crime victims,” said a spokesman for the DA’s office.
Williams was elected District Attorney in 2020. Soros had donated $220,000 to the Louisiana Justice and Public Safety PAC, a far-left PAC which ran ads against Williams’ opponent in the general election. Williams vowed to create “alternatives to incarceration” as DA, and to bring reform to what he called an “ineffective and unfair money bail system.”
“This president and this current DA may try to deflect from the true issues of racism in this nation and in our legal system by instead choosing to villainize Americans arguing that black lives must matter too, but we must root out all vestiges of white supremacy in our systems and institutions,” Williams’ campaign website said in 2020. “The culture of the Orleans Parish DA’s Office must change so that we can achieve real justice for victims and others caught up in the criminal justice system.”
In 2021, Williams refused to prosecute 65% of all crime in New Orleans. He only began prosecuting more cases as the city’s crime rate began rising in 2022. On average, his office has prosecuted only about 44% of all criminals who currently face charges.
In 2022, New Orleans was named “murder capital of the United States” after violent crime became the leading cause of death for children in the city. The city has also seen an explosion in the rate of auto thefts, which rose by 104% since 2022, while overall crime has increased by at least 8% since the start of 2023.
Williams is one of many far-left district attorneys and other public prosecutors backed by Soros, who has spent years funding such candidates for the sole purpose of undermining the United States from within by deliberately refusing to enforce basic laws, and in many cases easing or changing laws to make punishments much softer for criminals.