Chesa Boudin is being labeled the most progressive liberal San Francisco has ever seen. Boudin wants to reform the criminal justice system with three sweeping agendas. The first is ending cash bail, which would allow criminals to remain free until their trial date. Second would be to end gang enhancements, meaning if a crime is committed, the criminal will not have an increased penalty because they belong to a gang. The third and most talked about is ending prosecution for “quality of life.”
In relation to the quality of life prosecutions, Boudin said “We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes…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.”
Where exactly does Boudin’s bleeding heart for criminals come from? The answer is the terrorist organization Weather Underground. Couple Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who co-founded the group spent nearly a decade as fugitives for their role in carrying out bombings of federal buildings, including the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Two additional members, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were sent to prison for killing two police officers and a guard during an armed car robbery in 1981.
Boudin and Gilbert’s son, Chesa Boudin, was just a toddler at the time of their incarceration and left to be raised by Ayers and Dohrn. Now, the 39-year-old Chesa Boudin became San Francisco’s newest District Attorney by running on an anti-police, criminal justice reform platform. “There can be no justice when we utilize prison and jail as the solution to all of our problems…we must think differently” Boudin declared after winning his race.