More prosecutors are walking away from their jobs in San Francisco and joining the effort to recall the district attorney, Chesa Boudin, a radical leftist backed by leftist billionaire George Soros.
Prosecutors Brooke Jenkins and Don Du Bain resigned from their positions over what they called Boudin’s lack of commitment to prosecuting crimes. At least 50 other lawyers from Boudin’s office have quit or been fired since Boudin took over in January of 2020.
According to FOX News, that’s about a third of the department’s attorneys.
“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 charged in an interview. “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.”
Boudin has a strong liberal pedigree, being the son of convicted Weather Underground murderers and having been raised by step-parents William Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, founders of Weather Underground.
Du Bain characterized Boudin as a public official gone rogue, saying that he ignores laws and court decisions he doesn’t like in favor of imposing “his own version of what he believes is just.”
“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 told FOX.
Boudin says he does not plan to resign from his position, attending a kickoff rally to his Reject the Recall campaign on Oct. 23. On social media, he thanked all those who came to the rally for “standing with me, and standing for justice.”
Some 83,487 signatures have been submitted to election officials to force Boudin into a recall election during next year’s June primary — at least 51,325 signatures are required to put a recall issue on the ballot, according to NBC Bay Area.