An Interview With San Francisco’s New District Attorney

Brooke Jenkins, who helped lead the recall of her predecessor Chesa Boudin, will be sworn in on Friday.

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Is Crime That Bad, or Are the Vibes Just Off?

A debate on the reality of crime in America with ​​Alex Kingsbury and Rafael Mangual.

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Democrats Need to Understand the Real Message San Francisco Sent

The conflation of criminal-justice reform with urban disorder is a threat to the party across the country.

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What Liberal Prosecutors Are Drawing From Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Voters ousted Chesa Boudin as the city’s district attorney, but his allies across the country say policies like his can still succeed.

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It’s Not Easy Being President

But we do have a few suggestions.

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The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Much of the reaction to the ousting of San Francisco’s progressive district attorney may be a misreading of the moment.

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How South Dakota Voters Won a Power Struggle With G.O.P. Legislators

The state roundly rejected a proposal, meant to block Medicaid expansion, that would have reduced voters’ ability to direct policy. It was just the latest clash between voters and state legislatures.

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San Francisco and Los Angeles Send Democrats and the Nation a Message on Crime

The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

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In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime

Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.

#boudin-chesa, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-district-attorneys, #homeless-persons, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif

Kathy Boudin, Radical Imprisoned in a Fatal Robbery, Dies at 78

She had a role in the Brink’s heist by the Weather Underground that left two police officers dead. But she became a model prisoner and, after being freed, helped former inmates.

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Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to Democrats Everywhere.

If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.

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London Breed and the Return of Tough-on-Crime Democrats

A party at war with itself can provide neither greater peace nor sustainable reform.

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As Crime Surges, Roll Back of Tough-on-Crime Policies Faces Resistance

With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.

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Victim’s Rape Kit Helped Identify Her as a Suspect in Another Case, D.A. Says

Chesa Boudin, the district attorney in San Francisco, said victims are “being treated like criminals,” and he wants legislators to ban the practice.

#boudin-chesa, #california, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #domestic-violence, #forensic-science, #manhattan-nyc, #rosen-jeffrey-f, #san-francisco-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Why This Liberal Mayor Doesn’t Want a Lecture From Progressives

London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.

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Chesa Boudin, San Francisco’s Top Prosecutor, Faces Recall

Voters will decide in June whether Chesa Boudin should remain in office, a test of the national movement to elect prosecutors who have promised to dismantle mass incarceration.

#boudin-chesa, #criminal-justice, #elections-district-attorneys, #san-francisco-calif

San Francisco Police Officer Charged With Shooting Man Who Died 3 Years Later

Officer Kenneth Cha, charged with voluntary manslaughter, “lacked a lawful basis to even arrest” the man and “elevated a nonviolent encounter,” the district attorney said.

#boudin-chesa, #california, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif

Man Convicted in ’81 Brink’s Robbery Wins Release From New York Prison

David Gilbert, whose 75-year prison sentence was commuted in one of Andrew Cuomo’s last acts as governor, was granted parole.

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Cuomo Commutes Sentences of 1981 Brink’s Robbery Participant and 4 Others

David Gilbert, who was serving a 75-year sentence for felony murder in the notorious Rockland County crime, will now be eligible for parole.

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Why Was Vicha Ratanapakdee Killed?

His death helped awaken the nation to a rise in anti-Asian violence. For his grieving family, the reckoning hasn’t gone far enough.

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A Letter to My Liberal Friends

If you want to know what worries conservatives, look at California.

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Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.

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