However, Bratton said, he is heartened by incoming New York Democratic Mayor-elect Eric Adams and Keechant Sewell, the current Nassau County, N.Y., chief of detectives Adams named to replace current NYPD commissioner Dermot Shea.
In San Francisco, Democratic Mayor London Breed criticized the ongoing rash of smash-and-grab robberies that critics claim are due in part to a California law that largely decriminalizes most thefts above a certain monetary threshold.
Bratton told “The Story” that police look “with some degree of doubt” on the change in narrative from mayors like Breed.
“In the situation in San Francisco, like many other cities around the country, the mayor does not control the crime problem. The district attorneys are more significant in that situation,” he said, pointing to Soros-funded district attorney Chesa Boudin, who is facing a popular recall in 2022.
“San Francisco, like Chicago, like Boston, like soon to be in New York, Atlanta – every one of these cities having problems, take a look at the district attorneys,” he said.
“Most of them [are] funded by George Soros and his Open Society. They’re destroying the criminal justice system in America,” Bratton said. “They’re undoing 25 years of crime decline in America rapidly. Within the last two years, we have not seen anything like the crime increases in modern history.”
One of those Soros-funded district attorneys is Lawrence Krasner, who received a “seven-figure investment” from the Hungarian-American financier during his inaugural run in 2017, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Back east, crime has similarly become out of control in Philadelphia, where Democratic Mayor James Kenney and Krasner saw the homicide count cross the 500 mark for the year in November, as thefts on the street have also made headlines lately.
Most recently, CCTV video showed a robbery in which a car pulled up alongside pedestrians near the Four Seasons Hotel. The occupants jumped out and pinned the victims against the wall, and stole $ 37,000 in Rolex watches from them.