Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. San Francisco Elects The Joker As District Attorney

 

A followup to Stad’s post . . .

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San Francisco’s new D.A.

The Joker is a rage-filled figure, devoid of conscience and determined to create chaos and overturn society. That’s what San Francisco did in electing Chesa Boudin as its new District Attorney. The city’s new D.A. is determined to encourage the forces of chaos in order to fulfill his twisted desire to overturn American society. You can read about his platform here, but it boils down to a pledge to not prosecute many crimes because he opposes the “criminalization of poverty” and will instead focus on “root causes” (the 1970s called, they want their crime policy back!).

Chesa Boudin’s vision for America is a disgrace, but the bigger disgrace is how many others have responded to Chesa, his mother, and the couple who raised him, a response demonstrating the moral abdication of significant segments of our society.

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Chesa’s parents are Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, who were members of the Weather Underground terrorist group and self-described communist revolutionaries. Boudin had been on the lam after last being seen fleeing the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion in 1970 (where she and several others had been building a nail bomb which they planned to bring to a dance near Fort Dix in New Jersey which servicemen were expected to attend) when, eleven years later, she and Gilbert, along with two other men, robbed a Brinks Armored Car in Nyack, NY, in the course which two Nyack policemen and a Brinks guard were shot and killed. Waverly Brown (the first black policeman hired in Nyack), Edward O’Grady and Peter Page were combat veterans with nine children between them. Another Brink’s guard, Joseph Trombino, survived serious wounds but was to die on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center where he worked. Boudin and Gilbert were eventually caught and convicted but Boudin was paroled in 2003 (Gilbert is not eligible for parole until 2058).

After her release, Boudin became an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and was named Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School. With his parents imprisoned, young Chesa was raised by the terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn (yes, the same folks who gave Barack Obama his political start; Obama later returned the favor by favorably blurbing one of Ayers’ books).

After reemerging from their underground years in the early 1980s, Ayers and Dohrn were quickly accepted back into Chicago society, despite the fact that, to this day, they’ve never disavowed their terrorist acts and still describe themselves as communist revolutionaries. Their acceptance may have been helped since Ayers’ father was the well-connected former CEO of Commonwealth Edison. Dohrn became a tenured Professor of Law and Director of the Children & Family Justice Center at Northwestern Law School. Ayers became a tenured, and highly respected, Distinguished Professor of Education (yes, that is the real title) at the U of Illinois where his work has helped deliver our current crop of educated youth. In retirement, they live in an expensive condo in a Chicago high rise.

Blessed with the support of Chicago elites, Chesa was provided with a fine education, eventually attending Yale (where I am confident his background was considered a plus when Yale evaluated his application) and then received a Rhodes Scholarship. I have been unable to find whether similar advantages were provided to the nine children of Brown, O’Grady, and Page. Chesa was an ardent supporter of Hugo Chavez (for whom he served as a translator), approves of his parents being “dedicated to fighting U.S. imperialism around the world,” declaring, “I’m dedicated to the same thing”, and believes his parents “paid a heavy price for their radical politics“! Yes, he thinks his parents were the victims in an armed robbery they planned and conducted in which three other people were murdered. The truth is the price they paid was for their involvement in a triple murder. For more on Chesa, you can read this article by James Kirchick.

Chesa Boudin is a person without a true conscience, however much he parades his concerns for the “oppressed“. But the bigger problem is with those who accepted his mother, Ayers, and Dohrn back into society, granted them honors without any evidence of rehabilitation, and now elected to public office a man who celebrates their sick deeds and seeks to emulate them. In a society that actually understood the concept of social justice these people would be shamed and shunned.

If you are interested in reading more about the period in which these monsters were created, my personal experiences with some of the events of those days, and the attempt to whitewash this history you can read this post I wrote a few years ago.

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There are 14 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: But the bigger problem is with those who accepted his mother, Ayers, and Dohrn back into society, granted them honors without any evidence of rehabilitation, and now elected to public office a man who celebrates their sick deeds and seeks to emulate them. In a society that actually understood the concept of social justice these people would be shamed and shunned.

    Apparently the best way to become tenured faculty at a US “institution” of higher learning is to kill law enforcement officers in the pursuit of totalitarian revolution.

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    • November 13, 2019, at 6:40 PM PST
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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Great post, although I gritted my teeth while reading it. I am hoping that the chaos happening now and certain to happen in the future finally makes its way up the hill to Pelosi’s neighborhood. I want to see the “homeless” scaling their walls.

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    • November 13, 2019, at 7:04 PM PST
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  3. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Apparently the best way to become tenured faculty at a US “institution” of higher learning is to kill law enforcement officers

    No. Having rich parents, like Bill Ayres is also effective.

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    • November 13, 2019, at 7:30 PM PST
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  4. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Because of where he is, who his parents and family friend were and the media access the people within that area have, Chesa Boudin is going to be the public face of the left’s efforts over the past several years to elect far left district attorneys in major American cities, as part of an effort to in essence enact jury nullification at the prosecutorial level on the various local criminal codes.

    It’s already happened in places like Philadelphia, and San Francisco is certainly maniacally progressive enough to elect a Boudin with zero financial help from George Soros or anyone else. But the point here is everyone knows that San Francisco is a maniacally progressive city, and anything that happens there has zero input from whatever stray conservatives might be lingering about. If the new district attorney takes a bad situation and makes it worse, to the point that the city with arguably the highest per-capita income in the U.S. becomes more than just a running joke about its homeless crime problem, but a quality-of-life black hole akin to New York City in the early 1990s under David Dinkins, it’s going to be very illustrative of where the left wants to take the rest of America, by electing more Chesa Boudins across the nation to DA and other key political positions.

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    • November 13, 2019, at 7:42 PM PST
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  5. Doug Watt Member

    Well hopefully those that didn’t vote for this idiot won’t get what those that did deserve.

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    • November 13, 2019, at 8:49 PM PST
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  6. Wylee Coyote Member

    He used his experience with his incarcerated parents to prove his bona fides against “mass incarceration”.

    If we’re going to define scare-quote “mass incarceration” down to include imprisoning people for robbery and murder, then the term officially has no meaning. 

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    • November 14, 2019, at 7:52 AM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    Wylee Coyote (View Comment):
    then the term officially has no meaning.

    Correct.

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    • November 14, 2019, at 7:53 AM PST
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  8. Retail Lawyer Member

    He has no control over root causes. I believe most of the property crime and organized robberies of, say, elderly Chinese is committed by commuters from the East Bay. This is also true of the crime in Palo Alto. I hope Chesa is getting busy presenting Oakland with a comprehensive plan to address root causes.

    Prediction: This will not turn out well, though probably better than his last project, Venezuela.

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    • November 14, 2019, at 11:05 AM PST
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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    This stuff started under Obama and is now becoming mainstream. Laws are only for white people. Preferentially non Democrat white people.

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    • November 14, 2019, at 1:45 PM PST
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  10. Kozak Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…: After reemerging from their underground years in the early 1980s, Ayers and Dohrn were quickly accepted back into Chicago society, despite the fact that, to this day, they’ve never disavowed their terrorist acts and still describe themselves as communist revolutionaries.

    Ayers and Dohrn are the reason I refuse to donate as an alumnus of University Illinois Chicago (Ayers) and Northwestern University, my med school (Dohrn).

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    • November 14, 2019, at 2:00 PM PST
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  11. Kozak Member

    Some one pointed out that Mama’s father and grandfather were Marxists, so he comes from 4 generations on Communists.

     

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    • November 14, 2019, at 2:02 PM PST
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  12. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    It’s a shame his parents didn’t get blown up along with some of the other Weathermen. 

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    • November 14, 2019, at 6:58 PM PST
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  13. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    This stuff started under Obama and is now becoming mainstream. Laws are only for white people. Preferentially non Democrat white people.

    Yes, this is all about race. If you read about the 60s radicals, like this guy’s parents, they were all about race. The Symbionese Liberation Army was made up of black prisoners and white women radicals. Much of the violent radicals of the 60s issues were not just about communism or leftist politics. They were about race. Most of the radicals were white and considered blacks as pets or children to be protected. This whole movement to empty prisons is about race. The left thinks of blacks as violent criminals who must be allowed to act out their violent behavior. They have no interest in blacks trying to get their kids into charter schools or lead middle class lives.

    The left’s agenda is profoundly racist. The victims of black crime are predominantly black.

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    • November 15, 2019, at 8:14 AM PST
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  14. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    I have apparently been severely mis-educated. I thought the job of a District Attorney was to prosecute crimes that are in the books, not to decide which laws will and won’t be enforced. 

    Last year we had a race for Attorney General in Minnesota. The Republican candidate (Doug Wardlow) sounded like he was campaigning for AG. The Democratic candidate (Keith Ellison) sounded like he was campaigning for Governor or a legislative seat. And yes, Ellison won. 

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    • November 15, 2019, at 10:45 AM PST
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