San Francisco voters have rebuked the radical “woke” Left and voted to recall George Soros-funded pro-crime District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
Boudin is the son of left-wing radicals who was elected to reform the criminal justice system.
However, his soft-on-crime approach has let violent criminals roam free while crime spirals out of control.
The recall was won in a landslide and comes as further humiliation to progressive Democrats and “defund the police” advocates on the Left.
Boudin was ousted with 61%, compared to 39% who wanted him to stay as the district attorney.
“This is a movement, not a moment in history,” Boudin said.
“The coalition that we built is broad, it is diverse, it is strong.
“And it is a coalition that is deeply committed to justice.”
The good news for Chesa Boudin is that he will still be prosecuting the same number of criminals.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 8, 2022
The city’s Democrat Mayor London Breed will appoint a temporary successor to fill the DA’s office until the next election.
“Boudin is not keeping San Francisco safe,” the petition to recall said.
“He refuses to adequately prosecute criminals and fails to take the drug dealing crisis seriously.
“He doesn’t hold serial offenders accountable, getting them released from custody, and his response to victims is that ‘hopefully’ home burglaries will go down.”
The vote by the liberal residents of San Francisco to get tough on crime sent a message to soon-to-be-recalled Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón,
Gascón is also funded by leftist billionaire Soros.
“Tonight showed that voters from every community and every walk of life, regardless of political ideology, are rejecting pro-criminal policies that are masked as criminal justice reform,” said a representative of the Recall Gascon Campaign.
“George Gascón and Chesa Boudin’s failed social experiments have destroyed communities while doing nothing to meaningfully reform the system.
“If LA County voters sign and return their recall petitions, Gascon will be walking the same plank in the near future”
BREAKING: San Francisco removes Chesa Boudin in historic recall.
See live election results, including vote breakdown by district: https://t.co/K8so2kwzTn pic.twitter.com/cfomntkHbX
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) June 8, 2022
Chesa hasn’t even lost yet and already the far-left is blaming everyone but themselves. Maybe your ideas just aren’t popular? Maybe your gaslighting has consequences? Maybe people like feeling safe? Maybe an elected official needs to empathize? Lots of good options!
— Steven Buss 🥑 🌐 (@sbuss) June 7, 2022
From Zero Hedge:
Boudin was elected in 2019 with 50.8 percent of the vote, defeating Suzy Loftus who received 49.2 percent.
He said the “the old approaches” didn’t make the city safer but ignored the root causes of crime and “perpetuated mass incarceration,” and claimed that in his first year he fought to expand support for crime victims, hold police accountable when they commit unnecessary violence, create an independent “innocence commission,” and establish an economic crimes unit to protect workers’ rights.
Boudin argued that “exploiting recalls for political purposes is an abuse of the process [that] disrespects the will of the voters and costs taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Richie Greenberg, a Republican and former mayoral candidate, launched an earlier but unsuccessful recall petition against Boudin in January last year.
The campaign collected 49,600 signatures, 1,725 shy of the number needed to make the ballot.
Declaring that he didn’t want to prosecute minor offenses, Boudin has indicated he wanted to shift the focus to more serious offenses and take on corporations.
He has also suggested hiring public defenders as prosecutors.
He has refused to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and has threatened to prosecute ICE officers whom he accused of breaking “sanctuary city laws.”