August 23, 2021
ALBANY, New York—In his final hours as New York governor, sexual predator Andrew Cuomo announced he has commuted the prison sentence of David Gilbert, the father of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
According to KPIX5, Gilbert was one of six people who received clemency from the outgoing governor, who is resigning amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Gov. Cuomo is adamant about his innocence and stated multiple times the evidence levied against him was “insufficient.”
However, Gov. Cuomo had no problems labeling Brett Kavanaugh a “rapist” during his Supreme Court nomination a few years ago. Some may remember Christine Blasey Ford alleged Kavanaugh tried to rape her almost 40 years ago when he was drunk.
Ford didn’t seem to remember what day, what week, or even what month the alleged attempted sexual assault happened. That allegation seemed like enough evidence for Gov. Cuomo to basically label Brett Kavanaugh “Ted Bundy” at the time.
“These clemencies make clear the power of redemption, encourage those who have made mistakes to engage in meaningful rehabilitation, and show New Yorkers that we can work toward a better future. I thank all the volunteer attorneys representing clemency applicants for their dedication and service to justice,” Cuomo said in a statement.
Gilbert along with his wife, Kathy Boudin, were members of the Weather Underground and were convicted for their role in an infamous 1981 Brink’s truck robbery, which ended with a guard and two police officers losing their lives.
District Attorney Chesa Boudin was 14 months old at the time of the robbery. His father was sentenced to 75-years-to-life in prison. Chesa’s mother, Kathy, was paroled after severing only 22 years, reports KPIX5.
Gov. Cuomo pointed out Gilbert is the only one in connection with the crime who remains imprisoned.
“My heart is bursting. On the eve of my first child’s birth, my dad—who’s been in prison nearly my entire life—was granted clemency,” Boudin tweeted.
“He never intended harm, yet his crime devastated many families,” Boudin continued to write. “My heart breaks for the families that can never get their loved ones back.”
Boudin knows a thing or two about families never getting their loved ones back. Under his watch, multiple Asian-Americans in San Francisco lost their lives because of his “soft-on-crime” policies. The African-American community praises him for “freeing their people.” It seems Boudin’s happiness relies on other people’s misery. Like father, like son.
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