“What an impudence”: Soros-backed “anti-police” prosecutor leaves fallen officer’s funeral early after cold reception

A George Soros-funded “anti-police” district attorney in Austin, Texas, left the funeral of a fallen officer early after receiving a cold reception from guests, sources said Fox News Digital On Monday.

Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza recently attended the funeral of Jorge Pastore, an Austin police officer and SWAT team member who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 11 while responding to a hostage situation.

Dennis Farris, a funeral attendee, told Fox News Digital: “As he walked in, I thought what audacity this man has to show up at the funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty when he’s done everything he’s done since he’s been in office.” is to pursue police officers.

“From my perspective, he was not welcome, and the fact that he was either asked to leave or he chose to leave on his own,” Farris continued, “whatever the case, I’m glad he left.” “It’s because he should have.” “I didn’t even show up.”

While attending the memorial service, Garza was asked to leave a room reserved for first responders, a law enforcement source told the news outlet. Garza was reportedly told that his presence “made people uncomfortable.” The prosecutor was asked to leave another area reserved for the mayor and city council because he “shouldn’t be there,” the source said.

Another source told Fox News Digital that Garza was told he was not welcome at the funeral and that he would have to watch the service in a room on a television. Garza reportedly left the company at that point, although it is unclear whether he was asked to do so or chose to leave early.

An Austin police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Fox News Digital that Garza’s presence at the funeral was “a slap in the face to any officer.”

“Everyone I spoke with expressed anger, confusion, or both, given their relationship, or lack thereof, with the law enforcement community,” the official said. “What’s worse, it seemed like Garza was genuinely confused about why he was being asked to leave areas he didn’t belong to, as if he didn’t understand all the problems caused to him by the unjustified accusations against so many of ours Brothers and sisters came into being.” . He should have just stayed home.”

Garza has drawn criticism for his radical left-wing politics and his “anti-police bias.” The district attorney before 19 police officers were charged who responded to the Black Lives Matter riots.

Garza was elected district attorney in January 2021 and, according to the Washington PostHe received hundreds of thousands of dollars from left-wing billionaire George Soros. He has no experience as a prosecutor but ran on a promise to end police misconduct and reform the county’s bail system. Garza also said he would refuse to prosecute minor drug offenses.

Earlier this year, Garza’s soft-on-crime policies allowed a bus driver who fatally struck a bicyclist while under the influence of prescription drugs to avoid prison time. In April, a man who admitted to assaulting a woman and exposing himself to a child was also offered a deal by Garza that allowed him to avoid prison time.

Garza’s office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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