This week, the Soros-funded anti-incarceration-criminologists at John Jay College’s The Crime Report excitedly announced a major new initiative: Soros-funded anti-incarceration criminologists are going to pull on their Sherlock Holmes caps and investigate the “causes of incarceration” in America.

Again, because they didn’t find it the last 500 times:

Eighteen of the country’s leading scholars and experts on corrections and related fields have launched a major project to study the “causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration” in the United States.

The panel of scholars, chaired by Jeremy Travis, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, will examine the reasons for the dramatic increases in U.S. incarceration rates since the 1970s, which have produced one of the world’s highest incarceration levels—with more than 2.3 million people behind bars in U.S. prisons and jails at any time.

The topic has been widely discussed and analyzed for years . . .

I can save them the time, of course, but it’s not an answer they’re going to want to hear.  The reason why we have so many people behind bars is because they committed crimes.  

We could actually use a few more people behind bars:

Gwinnett County police have arrested a man who they suspect broke into a woman’s home and raped her, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The attack happened Monday evening in a neighborhood off Buford Drive, according to Channel 2. Officers and canine units eventually caught Marcus Terrell, of Lawrenceville, and arrested him and charged him with the assault, according to Channel 2.

Terrell has been arrested 16 times in Gwinnett County dating back to 1994, according to Channel 2. He has been arrested on charges of DUI, public indecency, loitering, and child molestation. Records show the child molestation charges were dropped for a guilty plea to sexual battery in 2004. He received a one-year sentence.

Terrell has also been arrested several times in Dekalb County, according to Channel 2. Officials in the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office, told Channel 2 that they can’t discuss Terrell’s criminal history at this point. They said more details may come out at his preliminary hearing . . .

One year for molesting a child.  This type of thing happens every day.  But the public doesn’t hear about it.  Nor will the experts be discussing and analyzing it at this task force.  What they’re going to be talking about is how to get the maximum number of people out of prison for any reason whatsoever no matter what they’ve done, a practice they refer to as “filling in the knowledge gaps”:

The group  will examine a wide range of issues related to U.S. corrections, including the costs and benefits of current sentencing and incarceration policies, and it will explore any evidence  that “alternative punishments might achieve similar public safety benefits and lower financial and social costs,” according to the official announcement of the project.

The panel will also assess existing research on incarceration, identify research gaps and offer policy recommendations.

In its statement announcing the project, the MacArthur Foundation said, “It is evident that there are significant knowledge gaps regarding the causes and consequences of incarceration.”

Knowledge gaps.  Like, how we can live with ourselves while letting people who rape children walk the streets.

Or, how the experts are going to conceal their activities from the public that is paying for their latest silly and deceptive study, as they quietly empty the prisons at the behest of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations:

The new study somewhat parallels ongoing or proposed work, including projects by the Pew Center on the States [Soros-funded] and affiliated organizations on sentencing reform in several states, and a national criminal justice commission proposed by Sen. Jim Webb  (D-VA) that is yet to be approved by Congress.

Members of [Jeremy] Travis’ study panel include some major leaders and researchers in the corrections field.

They are:

  • Michael Tonry, professor of law of the University of Minnesota [Soros funded] 
  • Avelardo Valdez, professor of social work at the University of Southern California [Soros funded]
  • Bruce Western, professor of sociology at Harvard, who wrote a 2006 book on punishment and inequality in America [Soros funded]

The panel already has held one meeting. In the future it may call in experts to make presentations but will not hold public hearings.

So George Soros engineered a complete takeover of every university criminology department in the United States some time around 2004, and now the intellectual minions he spawned are being invested with the power to destroy our criminal  justice system from within, while the same journalists who dampened themselves when the Koch brothers paid for one little economics chair at University of Florida studiously pretend they can’t see this, a disciplinary crime exacerbated by the fact that they are also taking money from Soros through their own professional organization of crime journalists at John Jay College’s Center on Media Crime and Justice, which Soros cleverly bought a couple of years ago.

OK, but what’s my point?