Progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a recall election on Thursday.
He has been criticized for his soft on crime policies.
Progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, criticized for being too soft on crime and failing to pursue criminals aggressively, is facing a recall vote Tuesday.
Boudin campaigned for the job several years ago on a platform of reducing incarceration in the progressive city. Supporters of the recall argue Boudin â€“ the son of two Weather Underground members convicted of murder â€“ is putting residents at risk with his policies.
Even Democrats are disappointed in him:
While Boudin sought progressive policy changes to avoid criminalizing “poverty and homelessness,” as he said in 2019 after winning his election, some city residents are unhappy with the current state of homelessness, drug use, violent crime and burglaries in the city with less than 900,000 people.
Homicides and gun crimes rose in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019, though they have declined in 2022 year-over-year. In 2021, fentanyl deaths surpassed COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco. In January, the San Francisco Police Department announced a 567% increase in hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals from nine in 2020 to a staggering 60 in 2021.
“There are lifelong San Franciscans, lifelong Democrats, progressives, liberals, and even those who voted for [Boudin] in 2019 when he ran [who] are not only disappointed in him but who are disgusted by what he turned out to be,” Greenberg explained. “When he ran for office, he said nothing about if he was going to protect or prosecute the drug dealers we have.”
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