Two prosecutors in San Francisco have added their names to the growing list of at least 50 attorneys who have resigned or been fired since far-Left District Attorney Chesa Boudin took office in January 2020. At this point, around one-third of the department’s attorneys have left their jobs.
Prosecutors Brooke Jenkins and Dou Du Bain have also joined an effort to recall Boudin and cited the District Attorney’s lack of commitment to prosecuting crimes as a reason for their decision to step down.
“Chesa has a radical approach that involves not charging crime in the first place and simply releasing individuals with no rehabilitation and putting them in positions where they are simply more likely to re-offend,” Jenkins said in an interview with KNTV. “Being an African American and Latino woman, I would wholeheartedly agree that the criminal justice system needs a lot of work, but when you are a district attorney, your job is to have balance.”
According to Du Bain, Boudin “disregards the laws that he doesn’t like, and he disregards the court decisions that he doesn’t like to impose his own version of what he believes is just — and that’s not the job of the district attorney.”
“The office was headed in such the wrong direction that the best thing I could do was to join the effort to recall Chesa Boudin as district attorney,” Du Bain added.
According to Fox News, “Du Bain said that in one specific case, he was ordered by Boudin to request a more lenient sentence for a man convicted of shooting his girlfriend. Du Bain believed that was a violation of a state statute and withdrew from the case in protest.”
“I’ve done 136 jury trials in my career — never, never withdrawn from a case before,” Du Bain said. “I’ve seen decisions made in this office in the last year plus, since Chesa took over, that shocked my conscience — and I’ve been a prosecutor for 30 years.”
“Police are the bad guys, and the bad guys are the good guys in the mind of a progressive,” San Francisco Police Officers Association President Tony Montoya told Fox News. “Chesa’s good at the blame game. We’re going to call him Mr. Deflector because he’s always pointing the finger left or right and never at the man in the mirror.”
“As San Francisco’s district attorney, I’ve worked tirelessly since day one to follow through on the campaign promises that I made to all of you and to the people of San Francisco that got me elected,” Boudin said. “It’s following up on those kinds of promises we made, holding corporations accountable, holding police accountable, reducing our reliance on incarceration and instead prioritizing diversion, mental health treatment and keeping families together that I’ve been able to follow through on my commitments to those that elected me.”
Before attending law school, Boudin traveled to Venezuela and served as a translator in the Presidential Palace during the Hugo Chavez regime. His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert were members of the radical Left-wing militant organization, Weather Underground, and were both convicted of murder.
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