California keeps suing Trump and it’s costing taxpayers millions

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California has handily won the race to file the most lawsuits against a president, although these suits are frivolous compared to other state’s filings against other administrations.

More than 60 lawsuits filed by California against the Trump administration in less than three years have cost the state’s taxpayers $21 million, and has shattered Texas’s record of suing the Obama administration 48 times, according to reports. 

Bear in mind that the previous record set by Texas was over an 8-year span, and Trump has only been in office for 3 years. California is on pace, at that rate of comparison, to file more than 150 suits, amassing close to $100 million against taxpayer funds.

California keeps suing Trump and it's costing taxpayers millions
California Governor Gavin Newsom has helped the state sue the Trump administration more than 60 times — so far.

 

Fox News reports that their sources indicate that California’s Attorney General’s suits are solely political in nature.

“Since Trump took office in 2017, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the administration over issues including Trump’s travel ban, protecting DACA and sanctuary cities, fighting family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border and plans to construct the border wall, according to FOX 40 of Sacramento.

Earlier this year, California challenged Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border and most recently, Becerra sued the administration over the rollback of the Endangered Species Act.”

Republican strategist Tim Rosales says Becerra’s lawsuits are more about politics than policy, FOX 40 reported.

“This is politics,” he told the station. “It’s politics by Becerra. He wants to make a national name for himself. He wants to get himself on the evening news and this is how you do it if you’re the attorney general of California.”

He added that the Trump campaign is fundraising off California’s lawsuits in every other state.

“He’s gaining support in dozens of other states that look at California and they say, ‘Hey, look what California is doing,’” Rosales said. “And California is kind of leading the way in terms of the progressive left and the far left, and that’s where we’re at right now.”

Becerra’s office claims the state’s lawsuits have never added up to more than 1 percent of the state Department of Justice’s budget.

“He’s protecting our values,” Democratic political consultant Ed Emerson told FOX 40. “Separating children from their families, detaining them for unlimited amounts of time and keeping them in cages. This is not who we are, and California has to step in.”

An attorney general operating in the politic realm at this level certainly doesn’t carry out his mission without the blessing of the state’s governor, Gavin Newsome.  Newsome is the former mayor of San Francisco, and we fully understand the state of emergency that city is in.

I went to my solid source for all things California, a man who shoots straight and certainly lacks the “hair on fire” overreactions of California liberals. Aaron Graper, military veteran and long-time friend of the author, as well as one of California’s few remaining conservatives, summed it up well:

“California was once one of the most prosperous states in the nation. After decades of Democrat socialist control, it’s now little more than another third world craphole. With record numbers of homeless living in the streets, rampant crime and drug abuse and a host of other problems, you only need to look at California to see where the rest of the country will end up if we’re not careful.”

Statistics from 2018 show that there were over 130,000 homeless people living on the streets of California.

California keeps suing Trump and it's costing taxpayers millions
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Little to nothing has been proposed to handle this crisis, which has established Medieval-era diseases present in the Los Angeles area, and devastating impacts to tourism in both Southern California and the San Francisco Bay areas. 

Instead, a $58 million street beautification effort involving painted streets and building murals was instituted in Los Angeles, and a war was waged on plastic bags and straws – all the while homeless people are urinating and defecating on sidewalks in the highest-cost-of-living areas in the nation.

It appears that these lawsuits are the banner and flag for a state administration that prefers liberal politics over saving people’s lives and their own state’s financial future.

In fact, instead of working to improve conditions, cities like San Francisco are instead softening their stance on crime and refusing to prosecute offenses that are out of control.

San Francisco’s newly elected district attorney says his new list of infractions that will not be prosecuted is an attempt at “decriminalizing poverty and homelessness,” and those crimes include public urination and prostitution. 

Chesa Boudin for San Francisco DA, 2019
Courtesy: YouTube Screenshot from Chesa Boudin for San Francisco DA, 2019

 

Essentially, because we can’t help fix the problem, let’s just ignore it.

“We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes,” DA Chesa Boudin said. “Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted. Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted; we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness.”

Boudin defeated his opponent after promising a massive overhaul to the city’s criminal justice system. 

“There can be no justice when we utilize prison and jail as the solution to all of our problems,” he said after he realized he had won the race. “We must think differently.”

But “thinking differently” may just mean less of the law and order that we feel slipping away across the country as leaders push to close jails and stop handing out punishments for crimes.

Chesa Boudin, the son of two murderous, anti-war extremists sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, managed to win San Francisco’s race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system.

 

Boudin, who was previously a deputy public defender, declared victory Saturday night after four days of ballot counting had showcased that he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus.

According to the most recent count, the San Francisco Department of Elections gave Boudin a lead of 8,465 votes in the race. The interim District Attorney stated that she will make sure there’s a smooth transition within the office.

Criminal justice reform is a talking point quite popular for those leaning more toward left-of-center when running for elected positions as Boudin, 39, became the most recent candidate across the nation to win district attorney elections by pushing for extensive restructuring regarding incarceration.

His agenda in office is to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases. They sound like buzz-worthy talking points, but how exactly does a D.A. protect immigrants from deportation?

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California keeps suing Trump and it's costing taxpayers millions

 

Boudin said in a statement after the proclaimed victory:

“The people of San Francisco have sent a powerful and clear message: It’s time for radical change to how we envision justice. I’m humbled to be a part of this movement that is unwavering in its demand for transformation.”

He was 14-month-old when his parents, who were members of the far-left, terrorist organization Weather Underground, dropped him off with a babysitter and took part in an armored car robbery in upstate New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead.

His mother, Kathy Boudin, served 22 years behind bars and his father, David Gilbert, may spend the rest of his life in prison.

His parent’s circumstances after their criminal acts were a part of his campaign messaging; as shown in one of his videos pertaining to running for office Boudin stated:

“Growing up, I had to go through a metal detector and steel gates just to give my parents a hug.”

Well, that’s what happens when you visit a terrorist responsible for three dead in a gruesome armed robbery.

He said that as one of the dozens of people whose lives were shattered by the deadly robbery in 1981, he experienced first-hand the destructive effects of mass incarceration and it motivated him to reform the nation’s broken criminal justice system.

What’s confusing in this notion, is how does one determine the criminal justice system is broken because they had to visit their parents in prison?

 

Officers Waverly L. Brown and Edward J. O’Grady, and Brinks employee Peter Paige, never got to go home on October 20, 1981. The imprisonment of all involved showed that the criminal justice system works.

Boudin was raised in Chicago by leaders of the deemed terrorist organization Weather Underground, specifically Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, with Dohrn actually having been on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list due to her helping lead Weather Underground.

Boudin’s campaign victory celebration showed the true nature of the people supporting him. 

At Boudin’s party, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer led a “F— the POA” chant, referring to the Police Officers Association.

“Hey, so I just got one thing to say,” Fewer told the crowd, “Which is f— the POA! San Francisco, this is what we get when we throw the f— down. This is the city where we elect a public defender to be our district attorney. What we start here, the nation follows. So, look out.”

She went on to call the police liars.

“I want to personally thank every single person here. But I want to thank every single voter that saw through the ‘lies’, that said we need something better. We want something better. We can have something better. Thank you, San Francisco.”

In case you are wondering if you read that correctly…you did.

 

 


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