Chesa Boudin: Red Diaper Baby DA Faces Recall
Chesa Boudin: Red Diaper Baby DA Faces Recall
Chesa Boudin is the Red Diaper Baby who serves as district attorney in San Francisco. On Tuesday, he may be booted from his job in a recall election. That could be an improvement for the crime-ridden city.
Why is Boudin as a “Red Diaper Baby?” Simply, he is the son of David Gilbert and the late Kathy Boudin, both members of the “Weather Underground,” a left-wing terror group from the 1960’s. Both of his parents ended up in prison, so he grew up in Chicago in the loving care of his foster parents. Except those foster parents were William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
You recall those names, don’t you? Not only were they fellow members of the Weather Underground, they were friends of Barack Obama. And Obama launched his political career in the living room of Ayers and Dohrn. Nice company, there.
As Chicago writer John Kass put it, “You could say that the prosecutor of San Francisco was raised by wolves here in Chicago.” To also borrow a cliché: the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
Thanks to Chesa Boudin, crime has soared in the City by the Bay. Homicides and gun crime rose in the years 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, fentanyl deaths surpassed the numbers of Covid deaths in 2021. And in January, the San Francisco police department reported a rise in hate crimes against Asians and Pacific Islanders, from nine in 2020 to 60 in 2021.
So much of this falls at the feet of Chesa Boudin and his policies of eliminating cash bail, failing to prosecute quality of life crimes, and putting fewer criminals behind bars. For instance, he disregarded California’s “Three Strikes” law and freed Troy McAlister, charged with vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run deaths of two women. McAlister had previous convictions for robbery and carjacking and was eligible for a life sentence. Yet Boudin set him free.
But in 2019, Chesa Boudin was front-and-center giving his support to the #MeToo movement.
Joan Illuzi-Orban, formerly of the Manhattan, NY, district attorney’s office, now a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes:
“Boudin rode into office, after all, with a wave of “progressive” prosecutors who do not share the traditional vision of a prosecutor’s obligations as chief law enforcer in the community. Instead, their mission, as they see it, from Philadelphia to Chicago to L.A., is to decrease incarceration and dismantle disparate criminal-justice outcomes.”
So the anger in San Francisco grew.
Outraged San Franciscans rose up, and on Tuesday are voting on whether or not Chesa Boudin should remain in office. The “Recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin Now” campaign website features crime victims’ stories, including a family member of one of Troy McAlister’s victims.
However, Boudin may yet feel the wrath of his constituents after voting ends on Tuesday night. Polls show that most San Franciscans want him out.
If San Francisco can rid itself of Chesa Boudin, residents of other cities should follow suit. Los Angeles residents should cast off George Gascón, the high-school dropout who never served as a prosecutor prior to becoming DA. Gascón has followed the Boudin playbook: ending cash bail, reducing felonies for misdemeanors, and failing to prosecute drug crimes. LA is now a hellhole.
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner has also never been a prosecutor, but instead has alienated the real prosecutors in his office. Krasner also claimed that “we don’t have a crisis of crime,” despite rising crime rates.
People in Baltimore should also wake up. In 2014, DA Marilyn Mosby ran on a platform of de-prosecution, decarceration, and denouncing the police. As a result, homicides in Baltimore shot up.
In St. Louis, DA Kim Gardner, elected in 2016, maintained a de-prosecution philosophy, based on her belief that the criminal justice system is racist. St. Louis now has the highest homicide rate in the city’s history.
And then there’s Kim Foxx in Chicago.
Not only did Foxx try to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, she has also followed the progressive script. Foxx has refused to prosecute crimes, stopped using cash bail, and let criminals out of prison. She even decided to not charge gang members in a neighborhood shootout; Foxx claimed it was “mutual combat.”
So what do all these DAs have in common? If you said they were all bank-rolled by George Soros, give yourself a pat on the back. All of them — from Boudin and Gascón on the West Coast to Mosby on the East Coast — are products of Soros’ wrecking ball. We hope that the people residing there will wake up from their progressive-fueled stupor and save their cities.
“He seems to value the perpetrators more than the victims.”
Indeed, Ms. Oloumi. Over half of San Francisco agrees with you, too.