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The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Update: 2022-06-1016
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This episode contains strong language.

This week, voters in San Francisco ousted Chesa Boudin, their progressive district attorney. The move was seen as a rejection of a class of prosecutors who are determined to overhaul the criminal justice system.

But what happened to Mr. Boudin can be seen as more the exception than the rule.

Guest: Astead W. Herndon, a national political reporter for The New York Times.

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Emily Becker

White progressives in SF (and elsewhere) are vulnerable to copaganda and valuing law and order over real CJ reform. They ignore the realities and horrors of the carceral state. They value their own comfort and protection of their property over true change. Chesa Boudin and others like him imagine a world where we don’t need to lock people in cages as retribution. I know some of Chesa’s opponents said he only cares about criminals and not victims but that is inaccurate. Chesa and others like him seek to address the root causes of crime and seek to create a world where alternative methods and restorative justice practices can be used. Abolish Prisons!

Jun 10th
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The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

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