When Chesa Boudin, a public defender who had never prosecuted a case, was elected San Francisco’s new district attorney in November of 2019, The Hill’s chief Washington correspondent, Saagar Enjeti, wished the city good luck, and Richard Grenell tweeted, “My beloved California needs a reality check.” Boudin said he wouldn’t prosecute “quality of life” crimes, such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, and so on … and it shows.
Boudin was under fire just this January after a career criminal out on parole who should have been in jail for the rest of his natural life was arrested on manslaughter charges after he allegedly killed two women in a hit-and-run on New Year’s Eve. Troy McAlister, the parolee accused of killing the two, faced a possible “three strikes” life sentence in an earlier case — but got five years under Boudin.
We don’t know why “60 Minutes” is calling Boudin San Francisco’s “new” district attorney, and we’re also not sure what angle they’re trying to play by saying few prosecutors “have been as directly touched by incarceration.”
Few prosecutors have been as directly touched by incarceration as San Francisco’s new DA, Chesa Boudin. When he was a toddler, his far-left activist parents were imprisoned for their part in a fatal heist. His mother served 22 years. His father's still in. https://t.co/OzEMZRYTMV pic.twitter.com/7ZsVDGDuve
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 29, 2021
As this guy works out his childhood trauma of growing up a child of terrorists, he lets San Francisco become unlivable for citizens while criminals enjoy revolving door justice, neutered police and downgraded charges. @60Minutes needs to tell this side of the story
— Wes Nichols (@wesnichols) March 29, 2021
“son of cop-killers really knows the pain of crime” is peak woke 60 minutes
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 29, 2021
Oh no they were imprisoned for getting another human killed during a violent felony? Let me get the world’s smallest violin out
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) March 29, 2021
It’s the ultimate white privilege for a white DA to downplay the crimes of his parents in killing 3 people, including an African-American.
— Theodoric de York (@de_theodoric) March 29, 2021
Black Lives Matter. Until they don't. pic.twitter.com/67jPlXv6jA
— Cornell77 (@BlindJoeDef) March 29, 2021
"Activists"? Good grief. They murdered people.
— Troy Riser (@TroyRiser) March 29, 2021
"far-left activist parents"
They were literally terrorist mass murderers involved in a nationwide, violent, terror campaign that explicitly hoped to overthrow the government of the US, in order to establish a communist dictatorship.
— Big Apple Infidel ? (@BigAppleInfidel) March 29, 2021
Cool story. Did you take the time to speak to murdered victims children?
— D. Baker (@db4300) March 29, 2021
**Peter Paige, Waverly Brown, and Edward O’Grady could not be reached for comment.
— dubs, DiL, LIGAF (@mrbigdubya) March 29, 2021
Not could their combined nine children who grew up without a father. Boudin wants us to feel bad for him cause he had limited visitation w his parents.
— john (@johnhalsey1800) March 29, 2021
@chesaboudin is an arrogant entitled child suffering from misplaced blame. He complains about having to wait for visiting day to see his parents and share good news with them. I know 9 children who can only see their dad at a cemetery.
— john (@johnhalsey1800) March 29, 2021
This is hilarious. @chesaboudin parents were terrorists and contributed to killing cops and we are supposed to feel bad his family was separated?
— This Cant Be Happening (@cant_happening) March 29, 2021
This is a troll right? His parents were accessories to murder. What did they expect??
— Anthony Trimble (@anthonyjtrimble) March 29, 2021
— William Pryor (Human) ❁ (@Hey_Billy) March 29, 2021
It appears he doesn’t understand what the job of a district attorney is.
— ??♂️ (@tomburkart) March 29, 2021
"robbery gone wrong" *eye roll*
— Dr. 10% FOR THE BIG GUY (@enp1980) March 29, 2021
— lolnoguy (@lolnoguy) March 29, 2021
Seems like the criminal justice system is working when it locks up 2 cop killers. If they didn't want to be locked up, maybe they shouldn't have joined a domestic terror group and murdered 3 people, 2 police officers and an armored truck guard.
— Scott Rooney (@maverick262) March 29, 2021
Some might say his parents cared more about their activist cause than him……
— BETSYSEWGOOD (@betsysewgood) March 29, 2021
I'm glad 60 Minutes didn't question his telling of his perspective in the story of his family. It gives us insight into his interpretation of Justice. To me, there is a definite conflict of interest and he should not be a DA anywhere. He should recuse himself from this career.
— Cali (@1bubble2bubbles) March 29, 2021
— Javier Vasquez (@JavierVasquez85) March 29, 2021
"Few prosecutors have been as directly touched by incarceration as San Francisco’s new DA, Chesa Boudin."
I guess we've learned from San Francisco's dire experience over the past year that being the offspring of cop-killing terrorists doesn't qualify someone to be DA.
— Enrique in the BK ? (@enrique_pause) March 29, 2021
His parents were terrorists, traitors and murderers. They deserved the death penalty. 60 Minutes is a complete crock, as usual. pic.twitter.com/ns54Sal1bc
— Will Collier (@willcollier) March 29, 2021
I have zero sympathy for this man or his father. His parents were privileged screwball white liberals who were responsible for the deaths of police officers. His mother should never have been released and his father should never be released.
— Sherman (@ShermanZip) March 29, 2021
SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t work and he’s ruined our city.
People aren’t safe and now citizens have to make our own patrol groups.
People come from outside of SF to do crime as they won’t even get a slap on the wrist.
Worst of all he’s set actual reform back 50 years.
— Simon Timony (@SimonTimony) March 29, 2021
So a person with shitty parents now lets other shitty people commit crimes without going to jail
— beyondthesystem (@beyondthesyste1) March 29, 2021
Waiting on you to do a piece on John Wayne Gacy and tell us he was "misunderstood".
— James Tolsona (@JamesTolsona) March 29, 2021
Jeez. Is today an Olympics in how low the bar can be set for journalism? This is pathetic and embarrassing.
— B.T. Mattison (@BT_Mattison) March 29, 2021
San Francisco DA argues against cash bail by citing Kyle Rittenhouse and the ‘strong evidence’ of ‘racial bias committing a double murder’ https://t.co/1OcRrSkDvI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 21, 2020