New San Francisco DA Promises Lighter Sentences For Gang Members

Sandy Malone

San Francisco District Attorney-Elect Chesa Boudin said he will not add gang enhancements to felony charges.

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco’s newly-elected district attorney has announced that he plans to do away with adding gang enhancements to charges against defendants.

San Francisco District Attorney-Elect Chesa Boudin, who will take office on Jan. 8, said that gang enhancements are “infused with racism,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“I want to focus on holding people accountable for what they’ve done — not who they are,” Boudin said. “People are seeing their families impacted by overzealous uses of these gang allegations.”

Gang enhancements add years to felony sentences if prosecutors can show the crime committed benefitted a street gang, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The matter may be somewhat personal for the incoming district attorney, who is the son of two cop killers, one of whom is still in prison.

Boudin is the son of Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, two members of The Weather Underground who were convicted of murdering two police officers and a Brinks security guard during an armed robbery in 1981, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Boudin, 39, was endorsed by Presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), singer John Legend, and the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, as well as several first-term radical liberal prosecutors including Chicago’s beleaguered Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx and Philadelphia’s cop-hating district attorney, Larry Krasner.

Activist Shaun King’s Real Justice PAC and a other money from outside the state of California filled the public defender’s campaign coffers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Boudin was 14 months old when both of his parents left him with a sitter while they committed an armored car robbery in upstate New York, NBC News reported.

After his parents went to prison, he was raised by The Weather Underground’s leaders, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, in a life of privilege that led him to Yale University.

After college, Boudin won a Rhodes scholarship and then worked as a translator for the late Communist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to NBC News.

"Growing up, I had to go through a metal detector and steel gates just to give my parents a hug," Boudin said in one of his campaign videos.

His mother, Kathy Boudin, was released from prison in 2003 after serving 22 years for the murders, but his father, David Gilbert, remains behind bars serving life in prison, NBC News reported.

The newly-elected district attorney ran his campaign on criminal justice reform, claiming that he was also a “victim” of his parents’ armed robbery in 1981 that left three people dead, two of them police officers.

Boudin has claimed he was motivated to run for office because he has experienced the results of the “destructive effects of mass incarceration,” NBC News reported.

And he said he thought gang enhancements only served widen the divide between minority communities and police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“There are violent crimes that are going unsolved, and we need cooperation from these communities where these crimes are being committed,” Boudin explained.

Supporters of gang enhancements said that what Boudin has proposed would cripple law enforcement efforts to clean up the streets.

“Getting rid of the gang enhancement assumes that there’s no gang problem,” Eric Siddall, a Los Angeles County gang prosecutor and vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

“The law was created for a very specific purpose with a very specific target and for very specific violence,” Siddall added.

Proponents of gang enhancements also argued that although there are more minorities charged with gang enhancements than white defendants, the number of minority victims is equally disproportionately high, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It just happens to be that most gangs are Hispanic or black,” Siddall said.

He said most of the victims of gang crimes “are minorities from socially vulnerable communities,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“District attorneys are charged with defending people who were vulnerable on the street and giving them justice in the courtroom,” Siddall said. “Unilaterally doing away with the gang enhancement is not fair to those people who have to deal with gangs on a daily basis.”

Comments (56)
Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

What could possibly go wrong?

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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Well San Francisco is already a shit hole , when crime runs rampant with re-offenders, the people who voted this ass hat in will have nothing to bitch about

CalamityJane
CalamityJane

I think it’s time to wall off California before the craziness spreads.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

More gangs, homeless and poop on the streets! Fucking paradise!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Apparently this new DA doesn't realize that those laws were passed to help mitigate his areas rising gang problems. After all, it's only racists if certain races commit crimes that are done to benefit racially based gangs. Apparently that makes the laws racist. Or maybe San Francisco doesn't have a real gang problem...

And this new DA-elect is a victim of the justice system, because he had to visit his parents in prison.... a location they were sentenced to because at the age of 14 months, his parents left him with a sitter, committed an armed robbery, and during that violent crime, murdered a law enforcement officer. It's not the criminals fault that they committed the violent crime, and traumatized their child, it's the system's fault.

The liberal mentality: where it's always someone else's fault that you commit a crime. Ain't it grand?

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

Good thing he wasn't in North Korea. It cleanses the bloodline and eliminates three generations for serious crimes.

JBoH
JBoH

If you live in San Fran...you better get out while you still can. Things aren't going to get better there or in California. Run, don't walk and don't look back!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

His words... "The criminal justice system is racist."

It seems that his goal is to ensure that the demographics of the incarcerated population are proportional to the demographics of the law-abiding population.

That would be incredibly racist.

makinbakin
makinbakin

ok will i get a lighter sentence if i have to shoot one of your gang member punks for trying to commit a crime against me or my family? no wonder district attorney and dumb ass has the same intials

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Who the fuck cares, I don’t care if they don’t prosecute any crime in that liberal shitshow, you elected him, you deal with the consequences....maybe the greatest president in the history of the US will move that wall further east after Nov. 3rd 2020!!!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Well this is great for the rest of the country

All the gangs pos’s are headed to California!!!

Boudin is a piece of sh— As are his parents!

Let’s not forget the OBAMAS are good friends of Bill Ayers!!

And OBAMA was in NY during the Brinks robbery, murders and trail! “In college”

The left is systematically destroying this country

Njaz
Njaz

Have gang members become white collar? You protect your own...& he is doing that. Well... its California- they must hate honest citizens in that state. Shameful

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS

DR226
DR226

Oh, he had to go through "metal detectors and metal gates" so what the f$$$ did he think he'd find in a prison? San Fran is in big trouble, well they're knee deep in shit already. Should investigate him to see if he paid his student loans back, Yale ain't cheap...

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

I'm glad they elected this doofus, just let that state keep spiraling out of control till it finally collapses and they realize their crap hole policies don't work

floridacop
floridacop

Ok enough with the stupid shit. Mr. Trump please build the wall to separate Cali and the entire west coast from the rest of us. Let the good people out and the rest can stay there.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Still wondering why people vote on these bleeding heart, hug-a-thug, police hating, liberal Da's??????

gfc1963
gfc1963

Hope one of these gangbangers that he lets go comes round and kills someone he knows. Wonder who he'll blame then??

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

California and New York are in a constant race to see who can be the worst state for law-abiding citizens to live in.

Warden smurf
Warden smurf

This is crazy, he's no a victim! The kids who have to see a grave are the victim. He still has his parents, he's a crybaby that needs a reality check

sturnman22
sturnman22

Media - or some concerned citizens - should publish Boudin's home address prominently so his love affair with gangs, thugs and all kinds of criminals could be consummated ....repeatedly!

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is not gonna be good for cal I'm glad I don't live there an if I did I would move asap

michelle1964
michelle1964

WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT.

colonelorville
colonelorville

i'm 85 years old and survived both cancer and being a POLICE OFFICER in San Francisco. Between the two, the cancer was far less dangerous.

61mouse
61mouse

Must be on the gangs payroll

abby0694
abby0694

Poor baby is traumatized cause he had to visit mommy and daddy in jail. He is lucky. The three victims families got to visit a cemetery. What is wrong with people that they elect idiots like this man.

Chuck124
Chuck124

Wonder if he is already paying them a protection fee ? just saying!

whatalways3parts1
whatalways3parts1

What the Hell, what the Hell!!!

The matter may be somewhat personal for the incoming district attorney, who is the son of two cop killers, one of whom is still in prison.

After his(Boudin) parents went to prison, he was raised by The Weather Underground’s leaders, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, in a life of privilege that led him to Yale University.

W. T. H. ???

TomUSMC
TomUSMC

This guy is just a communist stooge out to destroy my REPUBLIC! I say "my" because I served 4 years in the Marine Corp. because I believe in this country and this fools parents should have been executed for their sins !

papamccain
papamccain

What we need is more diverse, all inclusive gangs. Without diversity it's too easy to use racial identities when arresting the scum.

MamaD79
MamaD79

Hmmmmm, maybe he's doing this because he's wimpy assed and scared of the scumbags! When they act like savage beasts, they need to be shot on sight!

DocRyder
DocRyder

How does something like this get elected? Even the idiots that inhabit California should know better?

Destrolock
Destrolock

Perhaps it's time for the good folk in Cali to just take care of things themselves and not rely (give the time of day to) brain-dead assklowns like this pos.

Gigisita
Gigisita

He's got quite the resume.


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