San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin, writes Susan Reynolds in her latest opinion piece for our sister publication, Marina Times. Running on a platform of “decarceration,” Boudin was elected by razor thin margins in a ranked choice election where two moderate candidates canceled each other out. Over the two-and-a-half years he was in office, Boudin, a former deputy public defender, used a lot of progressive buzzwords about fixing the criminal justice system, meanwhile his policies led to a surge of deadly crimes in the city.
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