A report released by The Dallas Express earlier this month named Dallas City Councilman Chad West “Crime Boss of the Month” for the fourth time this year.

Every month, The Dallas Express analyzes the city’s crime data and awards the title of “Crime Boss” to the city council member whose district experienced the highest crime increase.

After adjusting July’s analysis to include 6,257 crimes that Dallas failed to attribute to a specific location, the paper determined that out of 14 districts, West’s District 1 (which serves 78,000 citizens) experienced the largest crime increase. A Dallas city councilman since 2019, West also serves as the city’s mayor pro tem, meaning he fills in when Mayor Eric Johnson is absent.

Although the city’s overall crime rate fell by 3 percent last month, District 1 saw a 38 percent crime increase, including more than 140 thefts and 49 assaults. The Dallas Express also designated West “Crime Boss of the Month” in June when District 1’s crime score rose by 45 percent compared to the previous year.

However, Dallas’ crime problem is not isolated to West’s district. After the city’s murder rate skyrocketed by 116 percent in June, Mayor Johnson called for law enforcement to work with community leaders and neighborhoods to prevent crime. He also promoted Dallas’ “Summer of Safety” program, which sponsored activities for the city’s youth to deter them from criminal activities.

Some Dallas citizens blame the city’s Democrat District Attorney John Creuzot for increased crime. In 2019, Creuzot lowered bail amounts and refused to prosecute various misdemeanor crimes, including thefts under $750. Creuzot implemented this policy to solve what he described as Dallas’ “mass incarceration” problem.

Creuzot also came under fire in February for joining Democrat district attorneys across the state in refusing to prosecute child gender mutilation cases. This was in direct opposition to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s official legal opinion declaring such instances child abuse.

Additionally, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Creuzot announced he would violate Texas law and not charge women seeking abortions, claiming all abortion bans “disproportionately impact the poor, women of color and other vulnerable populations and endanger public safety.”

Notably, during his campaign for district attorney, Creuzot took more than $200,000 from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros made billions as a hedge fund manager and now spends much of his fortune funding liberal causes through philanthropic and personal donations. Since 1984, he has donated more than $32 billion to Democrat politicians and organizations.

Soros also supports policies aimed at radically reforming the country’s criminal justice system, spending more than $30 million on the campaigns of progressive Democrat district attorney candidates across the country, including Creuzot. Soros-backed candidates often support policies to reduce “racial disparities” in the criminal justice system, lower the penalties for drug offenses, and defund the police.

As Democrat District Attorney Creuzot accepts campaign funds from Soros, analysis from The Dallas Express shows the consequences of failing to prosecute criminal activity.

Katy Drollinger

Katy is eager to use her skills in writing and research to accurately report on issues for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.

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