SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is being blasted for failing to charge a repeat domestic violence offender who has now been charged with the brutal murder of a seven-month-old baby.
The killing of seven-month-old Synciere Williams—like so many others over the past year—was tragic and preventable. https://t.co/SC0A93V9Fx
— Supervisor Catherine Stefani (@SupStefani) April 24, 2021
Criticism of Boudin’s actions increased as Joseph Williams, 26, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the April 20 death of little Synciere Williams. The child was pronounced dead after Williams brought the child unresponsive to the California Pacific Medical Center at approximately 12:53 p.m. on April 20.
Hospital staff discovered the infant had signs of trauma to his body, and police were called. The infant died a short time later.
According to police, Williams was the child’s “adult male caregiver,” but the two were not related.
A San Francisco man with allegations of domestic violence in his past has been charged with murder in the death of a seven-month-old baby who suffered multiple head injuries including a fractured skull, according to the District Attorney’s Office. https://t.co/ypqIXumeZH
— SF Examiner (@sfexaminer) April 27, 2021
Investigators arrested Williams for the murder of the child after determining the cause of death to be blunt force trauma but have not released further details.
Joseph Williams had been arrested twice this year prior to the murder, both times for domestic violence. Both cases were against the same woman with whom Williams had a relationship, but prosecutors in Boudin’s office claimed the cases were dropped because of lack of cooperation from the victim.
Rachel Marshal, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, said:
“Given the lack of cooperation with prosecution, we were unable to move forward with either of those cases.”
JUST IN: A San Francisco man who was babysitting a seven-month-old boy is now charged in his murder. https://t.co/EipMVGgje4
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) April 26, 2021
Williams was arrested on January 7 for allegedly shoving the woman he was dating while a ten-month-old girl was being pushed in a stroller. The woman told police that Williams had grabbed her by the throat, leaving bruises.
Williams was charged with aggravated assault, suspicion of felony domestic violence, and aggravated assault.
On March 26, Williams was again arrested after police responded to a domestic violence call and found the same woman had allegedly been attacked by him. The woman told police that Williams punched her and pushed her into furniture.
— Deplorable Dusti (@DustyHershberg5) April 27, 2021
Williams was again charged with suspicion of felony domestic violence and aggravated assault.
Charges in both cases were dropped by District Attorney Boudin’s office.
Boudin had come under fire from gubernatorial candidate Caitlin Jenner for the lack of prosecution and the death of the infant. Jenner tweeted:
“This is horrible and also avoidable. This is horrible and also avoidable. Gavin’s District Attorneys across California are releasing dangerous criminals back onto our streets. Enough is enough.”
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 24, 2021
Domestic violence advocates also blasted the District Attorney for his failure to prosecute earlier domestic violence incidents. Advocates point out that domestic violence is a crime against the state under California law, and it was Boudin’s responsibility to find a way to prosecute the case.
Kathy Black, the executive director of La Casa de las Madres, a shelter for domestic violence victims in the city, said the District Attorney does not understand the nature of family violence:
“Domestic violence is a crime against the state of California, and the district attorney’s job is to work with what the Police Department has gathered at the crime scene and develop the evidence to present a case.
“That’s his job — it’s not the victim’s job.”
Chesa Boudin is tough on crime. He quickly files murder charges on the suspects he was either lenient with or indifferent to. After all, you don’t want to clog up the court system with all those domestic violence, robbery, and assault cases. https://t.co/hLkCq0k5yo
— San Francisco POA (@SanFranciscoPOA) April 27, 2021
District Attorney Boudin has reportedly dismissed cases against 113 out of 131 people arrested for felony domestic violence in the last three months of 2020.
Boudin became district attorney of San Francisco in 2019, pledging a commitment to restorative justice over incarceration.
Boudin made headlines earlier this year when he sought a commutation for his own father’s prison sentence from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
His father and mother, David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, were members of the domestic terror group Weather Underground, and helped commit an armed car robbery in Nyack, New York in 1981.
"Boudin is the son of incarcerated parents, who were imprisoned when he was an infant for acting as getaway drivers in an armored car robbery in upstate New York in 1981 that left two police officers and a security guard dead."
— Val (@Valnofux) January 19, 2020
The robbery left two police officers and a guard dead. The parents dropped off their 14-month-old son at a babysitter before committing the horrible crime.
Gilbert, 76, is not eligible for parole until 2056. Kathy Boudin was released on parole in 2003.
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Women’s advocates alarmed as Soros-backed San Francisco DA drops domestic violence charges
April 26, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- As Law Enforcement Today has continuously reported, billionaire left-wing donor George Soros has made it his mission to back left-wing candidates that share similar “progressive” views with him.
One of those individuals that he threw his money behind during a 2019 campaign, was San Francisco’s District Attorney, Chesa Boudin.
Boudin is just one of the radical left-wing prosecutors that Soros has funneled money to in an effort to overturn the criminal justice system in the U.S.
Boudin has created quite a stir with Women’s groups however, as they are expressing major concerns over the fact that DA Boudin has decreased the rate at which domestic violence charges are filed against suspects, allowing many of those that are accused to go free.
That has could have a potentially dangerous impact on the women and children who are making the accusations.
In addition, Breitbart reported that Boudin is also the son of two members of the Weather Underground, regarded by the FBI as a domestic terrorist organization.
According to reports, Boudin’s parents “were getaway drivers in a 1981 armored car heist that led to the deaths of two police officers and a guard, the UK Guardian recalled.”
After taking office, Boudin began cutting prosecutors and dropping charges in serious cases, notably one in which a man allegedly attacked police officers with a vodka bottle.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that women’s advocates are alarmed by Boudin’s tendency to release domestic violence offenders. They discussed one such instance where a man who was arrested on suspicion of killing a seven-month old baby, and was released.
That article stated:
“The news itself was crushing. A 7-month-old baby boy named Synciere Williams died Tuesday. The man charged with taking care of him that day, Joseph Williams, 26, was booked by police for allegedly murdering the child.
And, it turned out, he’d been arrested twice recently on suspicion of felony domestic violence, in January and March, before being released without charges.
But when Kathy Black, the executive director of La Casa de las Madres, a shelter for domestic violence victims in the city, read how District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office had explained the tragedy, she felt even more devastated.
His spokesperson said the woman in the previous cases had refused to cooperate with prosecutors, so he couldn’t file charges.
The notion that charging cases hinges on whether battered victims will stand up in court against people with whom they’re in a relationship — and may rely upon for income and housing — is so old-school, Black was surprised to hear the famously progressive district attorney use it as justification for dropping the case.
It’s true that such a lack of cooperation can make proving a case more difficult, but it certainly doesn’t make it impossible.
‘It’s so archaic,’ Black said. ‘Oh, my God. It’s just shocking to me.'”
The Chronicle also notes that in 2020, the District Attorney’s Office only filed charges in 15% of felony domestic violence cases. From 2016 through 2019, the average charges filed in felony domestic violence cases was between 20% and 27%.
To date, 2021 is on track to follow 2020 with a similarly low percentage.
As Breitbart noted, Boudin is charging felony domestic violence even more rarely than his left-wing predecessor, George Gascón. Gascón is now the Los Angeles County District Attorney, after being supported by Soros in his own election race in 2020.
He is pursuing similarly radical policies, over the opposition of his own prosecutors, who have taken him to court.
Both Gascón and Boudin face now possible recall elections. Gascón’s political action committee recently donated $100,000 to help Boudin fight the recall effort.
Here is another story that Law Enforcement Today brought you on a California District Attorney that George Soros backed during their election.
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