San Francisco Elects Radical Son Of Cop-Killers As New District Attorney

Chesa Boudin, whose parents murdered two police officers as part of The Weather Underground, was just elected to office.

San Francisco, CA – A public defender who is the son of two cop killers and has never prosecuted a criminal case in his life became the district attorney of crime-ridden San Francisco in the city’s latest election.

San Francisco District Attorney-Elect Chesa 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 lot of 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.

He campaigned on a promise of sweeping reforms and beat an establishment favorite, interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus.

Boudin said his victory is a call for refocusing the criminal justice system on rehabilitation instead of incarceration or punishment, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“It sends a pretty loud and clear message that the war on drugs and the tough-on-crime policies and rhetoric of the 1990s and early 2000s are on their way out,” Boudin said after his win. “It shows that there’s a massive thirst for change.”

He said he believed his real-life experience with the prison system helped him win.

“It made them appreciate that this is not just a kind of opportunity for political gain or power — this is a life journey for me,” Boudin told the Los Angeles Times. “This is something I’ve been affected by, thinking about, working on pretty much my entire life, and not something I got interested in in law school.”

Although he hasn’t even taken office yet, the district attorney-elect is already espousing loftier political goals.

Boudin said he thinks the desire for criminal reform “is not limited to San Francisco.”

“I think people understand that the massive amount of money we’re spending on punishment is not making us safer and is really destroying our collective humanity in ways that are profound and far-reaching and deep seated,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

San Francisco State University Political Science Professor Jason McDaniel said that the success of Boudin’s campaign pledges is not a given though.

McDaniel said the new prosecutor won’t be able to implement his sweeping reforms without the support of law enforcement, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Will they get buy-in from the rank-and-file workers in the criminal justice system, the D.A.s, the sheriff?” he said. “That is not something that’s guaranteed.”

Comments (59)
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Boristhecat
Boristhecat

Really? California again, proving it is the biggest crap hole in the United States!!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

How can this happen?? Should not he be barred from running for this sort of post considering his background?

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

A$$! Blaming mass incarceration for his mom and murderous a-hole of a father being in jail. Then being raised by the heads of radical communist group. Wondering who was paid off? Opening the doors for all kinds of sh#yt in Frisco to spread through the whole state! Next he'll run for governor!

JimCrump
JimCrump

He sounds a lot like John Creuzot...Dallas county’s prosecutor. Creuzot has refused to enforce Texas law and has stated openly that he refuses to do so. It ain’t just California.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Ehh, it's San Francisco, where people poop in the street. Let's give him a shot, before he gets himself thrown out of office.

what's the worse than can happen? crime goes up, and more people are pooping in the street? and people fleeing California due to all the stupid liberal policies?

floridacop
floridacop

Boudin said his victory is a call for refocusing the criminal justice system on rehabilitation instead of incarceration or punishment.

Can someone be changed yes I have seen it with my eyes, but it was not serious felonies it was little stupid misdemeanors (no prison time). where do you draw the line and say damn we have tried and tried to change this person but he is not working out.

You have some people that can not live in normal society

Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

Why would anyone still work as a police officer in California?? Get out, go work somewhere else, why work where you are hated and not respected?

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

More power to him , one of two things can happen , if by the grace of god it improves, it’s a win for everyone, if it fails and crime goes up , it blows up in his and the people who voted for him faces . Considering how messed up San Francisco is , crime , homelessness, cost of living. Criminals will be criminals, regardless.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

LMFAO!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I like this, hopefully word will get out and more criminals will flock to SF, gets them out of our cities 👍🏾

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

I love how they use the term “mass incarceration”. It’s not “mass incarceration”. It’s mass criminality. If so many people weren’t committing crimes, there would be little incarceration.

Pat1978
Pat1978

If he gets to implement his reforms, it will be interesting to see how quickly they backfire but that's only because I don't have to live there.

AP2021
AP2021

The voters get exactly what they want. The elite left continue their march toward anarchy. Unimaginable that we as a society have regressed to the point where if in question as to which bathroom to use (due to gender confusion) you just pull up a piece of sidewalk. At some point we will be in a state where our third world standards will stop attracting immigrants.

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

California you did it again. Shame on you all.... I don’t want to hear any of you crying and asking for help when things get worse, because they will... Now you need to vote to have your own California Guards. Soooo you can kill each other whenever the chaos begins

John Chapman
John Chapman

What an absolute and total disgrace. A Public Defender is now the DA responsible for PROSECUTING criminal cases. This is totally FUBAR.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

I wish the San Andreas fault would hurry up and split off. Maybe a lot of the problem would float out into the ocean.

Marxest
Marxest

Excellent. More power to him. Mr Boudin went to law school, passed the bar and was rightfully elected so yes he has every right to assume the office of district attorney. You can't bar him from his position just because his parents assorted crimes. He's innocent in all of that. I'm sure all sorts of people gave him a hard time growing up and told him he was a bad seed and what not. Mr Boudin took all that venom and used it as fuel to reach new heights. We'll see how well he's able to serve the people of California and exercise the power of the district attorney's office. I'm sure he serve with distinction. In the end, I'd rather him than some far-right?ultra conservative white nationalist goon running for office.

Shield20
Shield20

He's already sent a clear message that he's not going to support the work the Police do, he's going to be a friend to those committing crimes thereby emboldening them further, he's not going to be part of the solution to clean that city up but rather part of the on-going problem. San Francisco is going to reap the "benefits" of this mistake...

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Why so shocked???

You put one in the White House

They are following in their parents footsteps

The Brinks Robbery in Rockland is still very clear in my mind As is Chipper and OGrady

Who worked in the same law firm as Bernadine Dorn?

rds40
rds40

At some point those paying big money to live in the city will het fed up and revilt. NY City now sees that happening.

Njaz
Njaz

San Francisco has been a toilet for years- now they've officially flushed & gone even lower.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

We law abiding citizens don't give a crap about rehab. We care about murderers spending the rest of their lives in jail to protect the rest of society. We care about armed robbers being put in prison for at least a decade to stop more armed robberies from occurring with at least that thug. We care about getting bad guys off the street. I don't care one bit about anyone that committed a violent or possibly violent crime going to jail. It keeps society safer.

Hopefully when he doesn't prosecute someone for their violent crime he or his family will be that person's next victim.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Obama

Stanracer
Stanracer

Calicrazy has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Idiots.i feel very sorry for people who r unable to move out of cali due to finances. But damn if i would not beg borrow n steal to do it. As for cops? Why work there..find jobs elsewhere. Cops r appreciated in most places.just not demonrat run cities n states

Jcab
Jcab

Honestly I'm totally over the Bay. Havent been in a long time , probably wont ever go back. Let the crime keep rising. If your dumb enough to stay there then ya get what's coming.. Crime rates will explode! Hopefully the victims are only those who live there.

hawkmon
hawkmon

What a joke

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Isn't that pelosi's district?

DR226
DR226

He got campaign contributions from out of state. I wonder if he's one of Soros minions. Another Dem. big city DA, I read he donates to some of their campaigns .

redpill
redpill

I think we should all celebrate this wonderful news by taking a big steaming dump in the doorway of the DA's office.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

“....there’s a massive thirst for change.” Change into what? Will that change be an improvement? For whom?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

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

He believes he is a victim of “the system” based on his parents murdering police officers?

This is absolute lunacy. The mind is weak and pliable and people will believe anything regardless of the truth.

So we should allow criminals to “do what they want”? Remember California is the state the voted to allow shop lifting up to $900 worth of goods to be a misdemeanor. I may have the dollar value wrong but according to reports, some criminals walk around with calculators to be certain they stay under the felony dollar value.

There is a saying, “Show me how you judge me and I’ll show you how I behave.” California’s insane laws enable this crazy behavior.

We (US citizens) better not be asked to bail California out of any financial crisis because they’re crazy and stupid and the state will continue to lose hard working tax paying residents while gaining poor ass welfare grabbing low life drug addict “victims”.

We’re failing in two areas, poor parenting and a poor education system.

We should vote California out of the United States and Mexico can have them.

jarhead24
jarhead24

He is the perfect fit for the progressive animals that dwell in that hell hole. Another city destroyed by Democrats!!!