Lastnight the newly unemployed Chesa Boudin did the seemingly impossible, and proved that it’s possible to be too crazy even for San Francisco.
The Soros-backed ex-District Attorney was the only candidate in the San Francisco race that had admittedly never tried a case before. Upon taking office, he fired the most
seasoned prosecutors and replaced them with inexperienced public defenders who had never tried murder cases. His office pled out twenty of eighty-five pending murder cases for less than murder.
From the time he took office in January 2020 until March 2021, Boudin tried twenty-three cases resulting in sixteen convictions. In 2019, during the same time frame, his predecessor (interim DA Suzy Loftus) tried 294 cases and got 203 convictions. In 2020, the San Francisco Police Department presented 6,333 felonies to Boudin’s office, and 40 percent of cases were dropped. In neighboring Alameda, only 11.4 percent of cases were dropped. By summer, homicides were already up 25 percent, burglary up 42 percent, motor vehicle theft up 31 percent, and arson up 45 percent compared with the same time period the year before he took office.
The rhetoric of the “progressive prosecutors” movement may have enticed San Francisco’s electorate, but reality has since set in (at least for now, until they mindlessly vote for the next leftist who sounds good on paper).
As Fox News reports:
Voters in San Francisco have chosen to recall embattled District Attorney Chesa Boudin following a recall effort centered on his handling of rising crime across the city.
San Francisco voted to recall Boudin with 61%, compared to 39% who wanted him to stay as the district attorney, according to results at the time the Associated Press called the race.
Boudin blamed “right wing billionaires” for his newfound unemployment after the election was called. It’s unclear why “right wing billionaire” money would impact an election in a city where Republicans are less than 10% of the election, and that hasn’t voted for a Republican in a presidential election since 1956, or a Mayoral election since 1964. He also seemed unaware of blaming billionaires for his defeat when it was a billionaire who helped get him elected.
Boudin is one of 75 prosecutors in cities across the U.S. that was elected with the backing of George Soros. Among the others includes Los Angeles’ George Gascon, Cook County’s Kim Foxx, Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner, and St. Louis’ Kim Gardner. New estimates from analysts with the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund estimate that Soros has invested $40 million over the past decade in getting weak-on-crime prosecutors elected, and they now run half of America’s largest jurisdictions.
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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