2019 Nov 17, 8:16pm
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The local deputy sheriffs union shared a video declaring him the “son of terrorists”. The police union called him the “#1 choice of criminals and gang members”. But after five days of vote tabulations and a narrow 2,500-vote lead, Chesa Boudin is San Francisco’s next top cop.The son of two leftwing Weather Underground radicals who served as the getaway drivers in a 1981 armored car heist that left two police officers and a guard dead, Boudin last week won the race for San Francisco district attorney, vowing to bring change to a city with a liberal reputation that it has not always earned. ...As district attorney, he’ll be top prosecutor, but he has never tried a case. His courtroom experience began on the other side of the aisle, at the public defender’s office, providing legal defense to those who could not afford it. His critics and opponents seized on his distinct resume, with some likening his candidacy to electing a fox to guard the henhouse. ...Now the race is won, district attorney-elect Boudin will have the power to determine the kind of law enforcement that takes place in the city. By directing which cases his line prosecutors will and will not charge, Boudin ultimately decides the type of cases police officers pursue.
Police have already demonstrated that property crime, public urination/defecation/ burglary, etc. are non-starters,
Ceffer saysPolice have already demonstrated that property crime, public urination/defecation/ burglary, etc. are non-starters,Logical question - why the fuck we need police then. Just arm citizenry, and 50% of your local taxes supporting lazy HEROES! IN! BLUE! will go away.
That's true if you have a properly armed and trained citizenry. Always worthwhile. However cops are often painted in a very bad light, many of them do good work and are not lazy, it's when the government cruft comes in stuff goes wrong. There's nothing wrong with a paid police force either, a combo of both would be best IMO.
But remember @Patrick, the real problem in US is 5000 KKK members, not 1.4M gang members
Wtf is SF doing? Are they committing suicide? This is stupid, on a long list of stupid choices.
break out the recipe for FACE!
break out the recipe for FACE!
But after five days of vote tabulations and a narrow 2,500-vote lead, Chesa Boudin is San Francisco’s next top cop.
It's like they want to turn San Francisco into Baltimore!
zzyzzx saysIt's like they want to turn San Francisco into Baltimore!Don't all liberal cities and up looking the same.
Why don't you right wing radicals understand?! We're facing a hate crime wave!! The Nazis are gonna take over America!
It went downhill when they started pandering to crazy people.
Boudin was born in New York City. His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were Weather Underground members.When Boudin was 14 months old, his parents were arrested for murder in their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink's robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York. His mother was sentenced to 20 years to life and his father to 75 years to life for the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard. After his parents were incarcerated, Boudin was raised in Chicago by adoptive parents Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who, like his parents, had been members of the left-wing domestic terrorist group Weather Underground. Boudin did not learn to read until age 9, a phenomenon common to children of incarcerated parents. Kathy Boudin was released under parole supervision in 2003.Boudin descends from a long left-wing lineage. His great-great-uncle, Louis B. Boudin, was a Marxist theoretician and author of a two-volume history of the Supreme Court's influence on American government, and his grandfather Leonard Boudin was an attorney who represented controversial clients such as Fidel Castro and Paul Robeson. Boudin is also related to Michael Boudin, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Isidor Feinstein Stone, an independent journalist. ....Before law school, Boudin traveled to Venezuela and served as a translator in the administration of then-president Hugo Chávez. After law school, from 2011 to 2012, Boudin served as a law clerk to M. Margaret McKeown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.