Are liberal California cities finally having “buyer’s remorse” as their state turns into a cesspool of drugs, homelessness and crime? Even The New York Times released an article titled “In San Francisco, Democrats are at War with Themselves Over Crime.” That’s liberal speak for ‘uh oh, our policies are making things worse.’
San Francisco has “buyer’s remorse” after electing “rogue” District Attorney, and son of domestic terrorists, Chesa Boudin, writes National Review. “Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city” writes the Times.
The Los Angeles Times reports that homicides hit 397 in 2021, which was the highest number in 15 years and a 50 percent increase from 2019. Robberies involving firearms were also up 57 percent from 2020 and 60 percent from 2019. So far 2022 is also outpacing 2021.
“Violent crime of all types through April 23 was up 7.2% compared to last year, with much of the increase from aggravated assaults and robberies, many of which involved firearms, according to police. Robberies are up 18.5% over last year,” the Times said.
In Los Angeles late last week, an appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that LA District Attorney George Gascon cannot refuse to charge criminals under the state’s there-strikes law.
The Western Journal reports:
After Gascon took office in December 2020, he implemented a series of what he characterized as reforms designed to end “mass incarceration.”
“The measures included barring deputy DAs from prosecuting strikes, special circumstances and sentencing enhancements,” according to Fox.
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County responded by suing Gascon that same month to stop him from forcing them to break the law.
“While an elected District Attorney has wide discretion in determining what charges to pursue in an individual case, that discretion does not authorize him or her to violate the law or to direct attorneys representing the district attorney’s office to violate the law,” Michele Hanisee, president of the ADDA, said in a December 2020 news release announcing the suit.
Fox reported, “California’s Three Strike Law was enacted in 1994 after voters approved Proposition 184 by an overwhelming majority.”
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Historic Recall: San Francisco recalls soft on crime District Attorney
San Francisco voters have officially recalled extreme progressive Chesa Boudin. The San Francisco Chronicle noted the event as a “historic recall.”
BREAKING: San Francisco removes Chesa Boudin in historic recall.
— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) June 8, 2022
“The election, closely-watched across the nation, came after months of intense debate over criminal justice and public safety in San Francisco” writes the Chronicle.
The voters are “frustrated with a dysfunctional city” and horrendous crime rates. They saw “an elected official unwilling to acknowledge he was at least partly responsible for the problems – and cast him out.”
Boudin received an overwhelming 60% vote in favor of recall. San Francisco voters “embrace being labeled as progressive” but “decided they wanted a more traditional crime-fighter as district attorney and delivered what will be viewed nationally as a blow to efforts to reshape criminal justice” adds the Chronicle.
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