San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Recall is One Step Closer
March 11, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, California—The San Francisco Department of Elections cleared a campaign to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, which will allow them to collect signatures for a recall vote, according to KRON 4.
51,000 signatures are required by mid-August to qualify for a special election, roughly 10% of the city’s voters. A petition started on Change.org got more than 10,000 signatures in just four days.
The Department of Elections cleared the coalition to begin collecting signatures for a recall vote.
Ever since Boudin took office back in January 2020, there has been an orgy of crime from sexual assault, robberies, strong-arm robberies, carjackings, murder, and anti-Asian crimes the likes of which San Francisco has never seen. It almost seems like it has reached Biblical proportions.
“One of the things that he promised as soon as he got into office was eliminated whole categories of crimes, quality of life crimes and this has led to green lighting by him and his office to allow criminals to run rampant in the city, all corners of the 49 square miles of San Francisco are targets now,” recall organizer Richie Greenberg said.
Greenberg says this feeling is what motivated him and others to begin the recall effort.
It’s scenes like smash-and-grabs, home burglaries, robberies, and even more crimes not caught on camera fueling the effort.
“We have seen the brazen robberies. We have seen daytime shootings. We have seen how residents, small business owners, and visitors alike to San Francisco have been targets,” Greenberg said.
Supporters of Boudin agree that public safety issues need to be solved in San Francisco but argue that the data doesn’t agree with claims of Boudin being the sole reason for crime in the city, reported KRON 4.
“I don’t think it’s accurate to say that all of this is happening because of DA Boudin. I think a lot of, unfortunately, these are the same folks that didn’t want to see him elected in the first place so I don’t think it’s as much about the data but I think it’s folks that didn’t support him when he ran continued not to support him,” Emily Lee, director of San Francisco Rising Action Fund, said.