The pro-sanctuary candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney, whose race was heavily funded by billionaire globalist George Soros, beat his seven contenders in the Democratic primary race.
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) May 17, 2017
Larry Krasner is now poised to take over for incumbent Democrat Seth Williams, who is not running for a third term due to federal bribery charges.
Krasner is a civil rights lawyer who has previously defended clients from Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. He has vowed that if he wins he will never pursue the death penalty and that he will resist the Trump administration by keeping Philadelphia a “sanctuary city.”
As we previously reported, Krasner’s campaign has received nearly $1.5 million in funding from Soros.
On April 28, Soros gave a $1.45 million donation to Philadelphia Justice & Public Safety, a political action committee, which was running ads for Krasner. The billionaire financier has been donating to globalist candidates in district attorney and sheriff races across the nation since 2015.
Krasner has an entire segment of his platform titled, “Resist the Trump Administration.” The section outlines his plan to “protect immigrants,” “reject the drug war,” and “stand up to police misconduct.”
“As District Attorney, he will work to maintain Philadelphia as a ‘sanctuary city’ and protect the Fourth Amendment rights of all residents, cooperating with federal authorities only to the degree required by law,” Krasner’s website states. “Because legal proceedings can affect the status of immigrants and therefore relations between communities and law enforcement, Larry will take those effects into account when making prosecutorial decisions and setting prosecutorial policy. He will oppose renewal of ICE’s access to the PARS database, a city police database used by ICE to identify ‘deportable’ immigrants.”
Asa Khalif, one of Philadelphia’s most recognized Black Lives Matter activists, told The Intercept that he considers Krasner a friend, and has been volunteering with his campaign.
“Black Lives Matter — we don’t endorse candidates, but Larry is a friend,” Khalif said. “It is a strategy, it is game of thrones if you will. We have to play this game, and also be able to change the rules, but you can’t change the rules if you’re not in the game.”
“Protest is going to get us to the table, once we’re at the table we need to have an agenda, we cannot just keep screaming no justice no peace, we need to be in the mix,” Khalif continued. “We need allies in government that are going be true to their word. We have a lot of people who promise a lot of things; we need someone that we can pick up the phone and they will answer when we make that call.”
Krasner will now face off against Republican candidate Beth Grossman in the fall, though her chances in the extremely blue city are very slim.