DA’s Policies Aided Violent Criminals And Hurt Cops, Voters Say ‘No More’

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When the district attorney failed to fully prosecute a suspect who gunned down a kid, his constituents took notice. However, when his policies continued to aid violent criminals time and time again, the voters said: “no more.”

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Chesa Boudin (Credit: YouTube)

There is no doubt that San Francisco is one of the most liberal cities in America. So, when the people elected Chesa Boudin as their new district attorney in 2020, it wasn’t a big surprise. Boudin’s bona fides as a radical leftist stem from his parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, members of the Weather Underground who were sentenced to long prison terms for their role in the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard during the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in New York.

Cat Brooks, a Black Lives Matter leader, assured San Fransico constituents that Chesa Boudin was fully on board with their “defund the police” movement. “I support him because unlike most prosecutors, he’s taking real steps to move us away from the criminal industrial complex,” she wrote. However, Boudin’s “soft on crime” track record as district attorney propelled San Francisco constituents, where 85 percent voted Democrat in 2020, to overwhelmingly vote him out.

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Andrea Shorter, who led the recall of DA Chesa Boudin, speaks to reporters (Credit: YouTube)

“His recall — in the country’s most left-wing city — sends a warning to left-wing prosecutors nationwide, dozens of whom have been elected in the past few years with the help of millions of dollars in spending by left-wing billionaire George Soros,” reporter Joel Pollack wrote.

There was the case of 6-year-old Jace Young, an African-American boy killed senselessly and seemingly without cause while watching Fourth of July fireworks at a friend’s birthday. Boudin refused to charge 17-year-old Deshaune Lumpkin as an adult who was found guilty of the shooting. Lumpkin will serve no more than eight years for his role in gunning down Jace Young. He’ll be released when he turns 25.

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Six-year-old Jace Young’s father, Jason Young, spoke out against DA Chesa Boudin (Credit: YouTube)

“I am so angry with Chesa Boudin right now. He makes San Francisco’s criminal justice system a complete joke,” Jason Young, the boy’s father said. “The killer of my 6-year-old son will likely serve less time than the age of my son because of Chesa’s campaign promise.” Boudin’s promise was to never charge a minor as an adult no matter how heinous the crime.

Boudin also released a suspect arrested for the attempted carjacking and beating of a 75-year-old woman in a Safeway parking lot. The victim was saved by a good Samaritan who intervened and stopped the attack. The attack was caught on video, and police received several eye-witness accounts of the attack. “This is cut and dry. I watched them beat this old woman and drop her across the concrete,” the good Samaritan, who doesn’t want to be identified, told ABC 7.

Suspect Eric Ramos was caught kicking 84-year-old Rong Xin Liao out of his seated walker (Credit: YouTube)

Then, there was the 84-year-old Asian grandfather, who was violently kicked out of his seated walker by 24-year-old Eric Ramos. Rong Xin Liao fractured his skull, and broke his collarbone, causing long-term trauma. Boudin “diverted” the case, meaning instead of being prosecuted for a crime, Ramos returned home and is getting “mental health treatment.”

The fed-up San Francisco voters started a website called Boudin’s Blunders after the DA failed to prosecute a suspect named Jamaica Hampton who was captured on video attacking police officers with a broken vodka bottle. “The district attorney’s office confirmed that a judge on Friday granted a dismissal in Hampton’s case ‘based on a technical deficiency around establishing Mr. Hampton’s identification,'” KTUV reported.

Instead, Boudin charged Officer Christopher Flores who shot at Hampton during the attack. Nicole Pifari, an attorney for Officer Flores, said both officers fired their guns at Hampton to defend themselves from death or serious injury during a “brutal, unprovoked, and incredibly violent attack.” She also questioned whether the bullet Flores fired actually struck Hampton.

Hampton recovered from the shooting and was free, even though new charges were pending that some say were a purely political move by Boudin, too little, too late. Meanwhile, the ex-DA blamed his recall on “right-wing billionaires,” even though many noted the campaign to oust him was clearly grassroots and came directly from the San Fransico people and police officer organizations. Violent crime is something that affects both liberal and conservative voters alike, and that may be the lesson learned from the recall of Chesa Boudin.