#CutTheCheck Activists “Weren’t Paid Enough,” Felonies not Prosecuted

Tax records combed over by The Washington Times earlier this year revealed that billionaire George Soros’s financially backed a national campaign to create widespread racial tension, community violence, murder, burglary, and arson. Many argue that Ferguson and Black Lives Matter violence are only part of one aspect of Soros’s global agenda to create enough civil unrest and violence in America to necessitate martial law.

In January, The Washington Times reported that “according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times” George Soros’s Open Societies Institute contributed at least $33 million over a period of one year “to support already-established groups,” which organized on-the-ground activists to create civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. 

Numerous organizations involved in allegedly creating civil unrest shared Soros funding and collaborated through a multi-faceted public relations and social media campaign. From “academic research,” to editorials, and oft-used buzzwords in the media, phrases and hashtags developed by one organization are found other organizations’ websites. Various organizations referenced each other’s news articles and shared and “liked” them throughout several social media networks to cross-promote the same terms.

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One Soros-funded organization involved in facilitating Ferguson riots is the Gamaliel Foundation, whose affiliate office in Chicago is where Barack Obama began his career as a community organizer.

Another organization involved in “protest” nationwide, Millennial Activists United, received civil disobedience training from the Advancement Project, which received a $500,000 grant from Soros in 2013. According to the Foundation’s website the grant enabled efforts “to build a fair and just, multi-racial democracy in America through litigation, community organizing support, public policy reform, and strategic communications.”

In May of this year, Black activists created a Twitter campaign, #CutTheCheck and staged a “sit-in” at the office of MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment). Once they learned about the amount of money various organizations were receiving and they weren’t– they demanded their fair share. They argued they weren’t being financially compensated enough or equally to their White liberal counterparts.

Some individuals claimed that being paid $5,000 per month to incite violence wasn’t enough financial compensation to riot.

Yet the serious plight of the store owners and private residents whose homes and businesses were destroyed remain ignored. The socio-economic effects of the well-funded violence is incalculable. According to TIME, local Ferguson retailers initially lost roughly 80 percent in sales. But the forecast of their long-term losses is unknown. The City of Baltimore anticipates spending $20 million to repair damages caused by rioters and looters.

Indeed, a direct result of the 1992 Los Angeles riots cost the city nearly $4 billion in lost taxable sales– over a ten year period. And, the city of London is still experiencing financial losses after the 2011 London riots, despite more than $116 million expected in riot-recovery funding.

In addition to the financial impact, criminal implications exist as well.

Inciting violence is unconstitutional. And burglary, arson, and murder are all felonies.

Deliberately burning another’s property, arson, is a felony. Knowingly burning or exploding is a felony. And both robbery and causing a catastrophe are felonies. The worst offenders for these crimes can earn 30 years to life in prison. Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace are both Class A and B misdemeanors, depending on the state, which carry varying financial penalties and prison sentences.

Yet threats to police officers persist. A recent anonymous caller threatened the Aurora Colorado Police Department, stating:

“It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear shooting down all cops that we see by their selves. This will go for the sheriff’s department. You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired.”

Additionally, the Black Lives Matter campaign recently began a Twitter campaign, #FY911, calling for the murder of more police officers.

In an interview with KDVR, Denver Police Detective Nick Rogers responded:

“We’re not going to go away. I’m not going to quit. As a matter of fact, all you’re doing is making me stronger because I know what I have to do is that much more important. If you’re willing to kill me who else are you going to kill?”

Yet, still, after numerous public threats and millions spent towards riots and social media efforts, no prosecutorial efforts have been made by the Justice Department or state and local law enforcement of Soros foundation employees, grant recipients, or rioters. It’s clear numerous laws have been broken but not enforced. Tens of millions of resources were spent on outsiders destructing entire communities instead of helping actual residents build “a fair and just, multi-racial democracy.”

Yet, justice and fairness remain absent from a campaign intentionally designed to destroy and kill.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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