Far-left, criminal-backing District Attorney opposes mayor’s new crackdown on crime

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The majority of people in this country most likely have heard of the significant crime trend that has been occurring in San Francisco as of late.

Mobs of criminals conducting smash and grabs at businesses and people’s vehicles have led to thousands of dollars in property loss and damage.

To try to stop the trend of criminality, the mayor has proposed a crackdown on crime, much to the dismay of the controversial District Attorney for the city.

Democratic San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on December 17th that she was declaring a state of emergency so that city leaders can waive certain laws and increase funding to the San Francisco Police Department so additional operations can be funded.

These additional funds would go toward specific patrols and enforcement actions in the crime-ridden area of the Tenderloin District.

While the move is welcome news by those who have been victimized or are in fear of becoming a victim, it most certainly is not welcome in the eyes of controversial San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

Boudin, who is the son of a convicted cop killer and terrorist member of the Weather Underground, believes that flooding the streets with police and enforcing the law is not the answer.

Boudin seemingly believes that the people who are committing these types of crimes simply have mental disorders and/or are just simply low-wage workers that perhaps deserve the opportunity to better themselves by stealing.

Boudin said:

“Jailing people who have mental health struggles, putting who are vending hot dogs and other people in cages will not solve this problem.

They are not the only options available to us. Right now, in San Francisco, it’s easier to get high than it is to get help. That has to change.

I will do everything in my power to make the Tenderloin area safe for all of San Francisco.”

Others that are opposed to the state of emergency proposal, like Del Seymour, the founder of the workforce development group Code Tenderloin, believe that the money that will be going towards the police department and enforcing the laws will be a waste.

He said:

“We deserve a whole bunch better than that. The funding that you’re going to spend on this can be well spent on drug counseling, treatment on demand.”

While people like Boudin, who faces a recall election in June of 2022, and Seymour believe that Breed’s plan will not work because there is not enough focus on drug treatment, Breed’s spokesman, Jeff Cretan, notes that those types of programs are only as effective as those that are willing to follow through with them.

He said:

“The reality is that our outreach teams are out there every day, and while many people accept services to get themselves indoors and to get the help they need, others don’t…but people will not be allowed to reject these services and continue to break the law.”

Breed made her case for the state of emergency funding by promising that the extra efforts in the Tenderloin area would only be temporary and were needed to address not only the smash and grab robberies, but the drug dealing and overdoses as well.

She said:

“We are committed to the short-term emergency intervention, and then after that, we will not let the Tenderloin slip back to its current conditions.

We are doing this for the residents of this neighborhood, and for the entire city…

“Our police have already been working overtime to address these and other serious challenges, including responding to the rash of retail thefts…confiscating more than 23 kilos of fentanyl…expanding patrols through our Tourism Deployment Plan…and focusing on auto burglaries.”

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More and more San Francisco prosecutors quitting, joining effort to recall far-left DA Chesa Boudin

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- According to reports, more and more prosecutors in San Francisco are willingly walking away from their jobs, joining the effort to recall the progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin, a radical leftist backed by billionaire George Soros.

Prosecutors Brooke Jenkins and Don Du Bain resigned from their positions, citing Boudin’s lack of commitment to prosecuting crimes. Since Boudin took office in January 2020, at least 50 other lawyers from his office have quit or been fired.

Fox News reported that those numbers represent nearly a third of the department’s attorneys. In an interview, Jenkins said:

“Chesa has a radical approach that involves not charging crime in the first place and simply releasing individuals with no rehabilitation and putting them in positions where they are simply more likely to re-offend.”

She added:

“Being an African American and Latino woman, I would wholeheartedly agree that the criminal justice system needs a lot of work, but when you are a district attorney, your job is to have balance.”

Du Bain added:

“Boudin disregards the laws that he doesn’t like and he disregards the court decisions that he doesn’t like to impose his own version of what he believes is just – and that’s not the job of the district attorney.”

He stated:

“The office was headed in such the wrong direction that the best thing I could do was join the effort to recall Chesa Boudin as district attorney.”

 

A second recall effort has been launched against Boudin, which demonstrates how residents are “fed up” with his progressive policies. Boudin has pushed to reduce jail funding and has refused to prosecute repeat offenders, single-handedly ensuring the streets remain filled with open-air drug dealing and violent crime that is now stretching into the suburbs. 

San Francisco Police Officers Association President Tony Montoya said in a statement:

“Police are the bad guys and the bad guys are the good guys in the mind of a progressive. Chesa’s good at the blame game. We’re going to call him Mr. Deflector because he’s always pointing the finger left of right and never at the man in the mirror.”

Montoya said that open-air drug markets and homelessness, coupled with upticks in blatant daylight shoplifting, residential and commercial burglaries, shootings and other violent crimes, have left citizens alarmed.

He added that citizens are “starting to wake up to the reality that’s now become their nightmare as far as public safety and crime goes.” The police union was not involved in organizing the first unsuccessful recall effort, which ultimately failed.

Boudin drew criticism earlier in the year when a parolee back on the streets due to his office’s actions, killed two pedestrians after running a red light in a stolen car.

 

Police stated that 45-year-old Troy McAlister was intoxicated when he ran a red light in a stolen car, killing 60-year-old Elizabeth Platt and 27-year-old Hanako Abe. The union stated that a plea agreement for a robbery set McAlister free on parole in April and that Boudin’s office failed to prosecute McAlister’s multiple arrests in the aftermath, including one for car theft.

Boudin continues to defend his office’s choices, saying that charging McAlister with a new, nonviolent crime would not have necessarily put the chronic offender behind bars. He proceeded to blame law enforcement agencies instead. 

Du Bain said that in one specific case, he was ordered by Boudin to request a more lenient sentence for a man convicted of shooting his girlfriend. Du Bain believed that was a violation of a state statute and withdrew from the case in protest. He said in a statement:

“I’ve done 136 jury trials in my career – never, never withdrawn from a case before. I’ve seen decisions made in this office in the last year plus, since Chesa took over, that shocked my conscience and I’ve been a prosecutor for 30 years.”

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