In early June amid perpetually escalating crime and violence, voters in San Francisco recalled their ‘woke’ district attorney, Chesa Boudin.
Following a campaign that was bankrolled in large part by far-left billionaire George Soros, Boudin wasted no time implementing liberal ‘criminal justice reforms’ that included far fewer prosecutions for a raft of crimes as well as a refusal to pursue stricter sentencing even for serious crimes.
The result was predictable: Fast-rising crime rates that left residents feeling unsafe and vulnerable. So they did something about it.
Boudin has now been replaced by Brooke Jenkins, who was appointed by Mayor London Breed to restore some semblance of order in the City by the Bay.
And she’s hit the ground running, according to the New York Post:
San Francisco’s no-nonsense new district attorney is cleaning house — as she reportedly laid off 15 staffers inherited from her booted, woke predecessor.
The firings Friday by Brooke Jenkins come nearly two weeks after she was appointed district attorney by Mayor London Breed following the recall of her much-maligned predecessor Chesa Boudin, according to SFGATE.com.
Jenkins dropped the firing ax on most the 25 staffers who worked for Boudin, days after holding a 20-minute introductory meeting with them that some attendees described as “uncomfortable” and “icy,” SFGATE.com also reported.
“Today, I made difficult, but important changes to my management team and staff that will help advance my vision to restore a sense of safety in San Francisco by holding serious and repeat offenders accountable and implementing smart criminal justice reforms,” Jenkins said in a statement.
She also fired Arcelia Hurtado, who led an “Innocence Commission” that Boudin launched, though Jenkins told a local media outlet on Thursday she intends to keep the commission intact, just not with Boudin’s pick to run it.
“The decision by Brooke Jenkins to fire Arcelia Hurtado is deeply concerning, especially given the promise she made … to allow the Innocence Commission to continue to function,” University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon, the chair of the commission, complained to SFGATE.com.
The Post noted further:
Jenkins will serve in her role until November – when she’ll run in a special election to determine who will complete Boudin’s term through 2023.
Boudin, meanwhile, has not ruled out running for the job again, telling the San Francisco Chronicle late last month that he became the scapegoat for the city’s surge in crime.
“A lot of my supporters and endorsements and donors and Democratic clubs that were behind me are urging me to run now, or in 2023,” Boudin said. “I’m committed, as I always have been my entire life, to doing the work to support our communities, to fight for a fairer system of justice.”
Boudin was ousted with 61 percent of the vote in early June, compared to 39 who wanted him to stay as the district attorney.
The good news for Chesa Boudin is that he will still be prosecuting the same number of criminals.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 8, 2022
“Boudin is not keeping San Francisco safe. 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 petition to recall said.