San Francisco’s recently elected District Attorney vowed this week to suspend the prosecution of specific quality-of-life crimes; including public urination and other issues plaguing the region’s streets.
“We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes,” said DA Chesa Boudin. “Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted. Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted; we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness.”
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“Boudin, a progressive attorney and former public defender, defeated the city’s top prosecutor last week after promising sweeping criminal justice reforms. He was one of several progressive candidates elected to district attorney offices across the country in recent years,” reports Fox News.
“There can be no justice when we utilize prison and jail as the solution to all of our problems,” he said Saturday after Interim DA Suzy Loftus conceded the race. “We must think differently.”
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