In early June, as crime continued to rise and become intolerable, the very tolerant people of San Francisco recalled their ‘woke’ district attorney, Chesa Boudin.
His campaign bankrolled in large part by far-left billionaire George Soros, Boudin quickly went to work putting in place liberal ‘criminal justice reforms’ that included far fewer prosecutions of a raft of crimes as well as a refusal to pursue stricter sentencing even for serious crimes.
The result was predictable: Fast-rising crime rates that left residents feeling unsafe and vulnerable.
He has now been replaced by Brooke Jenkins, who was appointed by Mayor London Breed to restore some semblance of order in the City by the Bay.
And she’s hit the ground running, according to the :
San Francisco’s no-nonsense new district attorney is cleaning house — as she reportedly laid off 15 staffers inherited from her
The firings Friday by Brooke Jenkins come nearly two weeks after she was appointed district attorney by Mayor London Breed following the recall of her much-maligned predecessor Chesa Boudin, according to SFGATE.com.
Jenkins dropped the firing ax on most the 25 staffers who worked for Boudin, days after holding a 20-minute introductory meeting with them that some attendees described as “uncomfortable” and “icy,” SFGATE.com also reported.
“Today, I made difficult, but important changes to my management team and staff that will help advance my vision to restore a sense of safety in San Francisco by holding serious and repeat offenders accountable and implementing smart criminal justice reforms,” Jenkins said in a statement.
She also fired Arcelia Hurtado, who headed up an “Innocence Commission” that Boudin started. Jenkins told a local media outlet on Thursday she intends to keep the commission intact, just not with Boudin’s pick to run it.
“The decision by Brooke Jenkins to fire Arcelia Hurtado is deeply concerning, especially given the promise she made … to allow the Innocence Commission to continue to function,” University of San Francisco law professor Lara Bazelon, the chair of the commission, complained to SFGATE.com.
The Post added:
Jenkins will serve in her role until November – when she’ll run in a special election to determine who will complete Boudin’s term through 2023.
Boudin, meanwhile, has not ruled out running for the job again, telling the San Francisco Chronicle late last month that he became the scapegoat for the city’s surge in crime.
“A lot of my supporters and endorsements and donors and Democratic clubs that were behind me are urging me to run now, or in 2023,” Boudin said. “I’m committed, as I always have been my entire life, to doing the work to support our communities, to fight for a fairer system of justice.”