In a further revelation of the radical forces operating within the Biden administration, the White House on June 23 openly touted its working relationship with globalist leftist moneyed “philanthropies” such as the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and George Soros’s’ Open Society Foundations as part of its new “gun crime” strategy.
An official White House statement titled “Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety” boasted of the administration’s commitment to work with numerous organizations in support of so-called “Community Violence Intervention” (CVI) programs.
What CVI is really all about is the promotion of “social justice” rather than law enforcement as a means to reduce crime.
From the White House statement:
Among the organizations named as participants were the aforementioned three as well as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Microsoft Corporation. A closer look at The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s CVI machinations fully highlights their radical nature.
A June 23 press release by the foundation flatly declares that at its core CVI is about the fight for “social justice”:
The MacArthur Foundation funds a group called the Safety and Justice Challenge. A June 23 tweet by that outfit celebrates the new CVI initiative as being “rooted in racial equity & justice.”
Note the hashtag #RethinkJails:
🎉@macfound & other philanthropic peers will support efforts rooted in racial equity & justice to strengthen community-led violence interventions.— Safety and Justice (@safety_justice) June 23, 2021
The Community Violence Intervention Collaborative will learn from the collaborative & work towards collective healing. #RethinkJails https://t.co/843hQFSMVS
In fact, the Safety and Justice Challenge wants Americans to “"reimagine a definition of safety" entirely:
The group and its ludicrously biased partners laboriously attempt to prove that statistics prove that what Americans are seeing with their own eyes in cities across the nation is not true. “Data Shows Violent Crime Is Down and Decarceration Works,” screams the headline on a June 22 article posted on the Safety and Justice Challenge website.
From the article:
These articles contain a lot of misinformation about crime rates, whether they are increasing or not, and what is causing them to change.
First, it is important to note, there is no “crime wave”. Second, while there has been a short-term increase in homicides, those increases cannot be linked to drops in the jail populations.
COVID-19 created the most dramatic decrease in jail populations, over the shortest amount of time in modern history. The pandemic gave us an opportunity to rethink old practices and consider changes for the longer term.
The data we produced should be used to start a conversation on how and why some specific crime types did increase in the time frame studied. And we should consider how to combat that, smartly. Answers include improving community relationships and cohesion, better community policing, and violence de-escalation initiatives.
Chesa Boudin, the radical district attorney for San Francisco, tweeted out this data on June 22, claiming it “confirms” that jailing criminals “doesn’t make us safer”:
New report confirms: incarceration doesn’t make us safer.— Chesa Boudin 博徹思 (@chesaboudin) June 22, 2021
An in-depth analysis of jail population data across many cities nationwide found that when incarceration was reduced, public safety actually increased.
Boudin was roasted in his replies. Among the comments:
Tell that to the 94-year old Asian American woman who was recently violently stabbed in SF.
Time to give San Francisco robbers, rapists, muggers and murderers milk, cookies and not prosecute them. See how high you can make San Francisco’s crime go!
That last comment is especially spot-on. The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance partnered with the Safety and Justice Challenge on the so-called “research.”
The institute authored a June 22 report that is now being cited in defense of the “decarceration works” narrative. Rather hilariously, the institute takes great pains to flash its woke bona fides while at the same time insisting upon its total non-partisan approach to its work.
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On its website, the institute places the subheads “Anti-Racism” right next to “Evidence & Objectivity” under a “What We Value” heading.
“We acknowledge that structural racism impacts systems and institutions serving the communities we partner with and represent. We are dedicated to working toward its elimination,” the anti-racism paragraph reads.
“We commit to letting data and analysis drive the diagnosis of problems and the development of equitable solutions,” the Evidence & Objectivity portion then states.
The institute’s strident commitment to this objectivity is shown by its blistering condemnation of the Jan. 6 unrest on Capitol Hill:
That screed was immediately followed up by another:
These are the radicals that Joe Biden’s administration will be working with in the fight against “gun violence.” They will cook their own results and present them as solutions, and an installed president will be on hand to back it all.