Coronavirus Is No Excuse to Empty Jails

The Golden Gate Bridge and the skyline of downtown San Francisco, 2016. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin is taking advantage of the pandemic to push hard-left, pro-criminal reforms.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n any crisis, there will always be politicians who see an opportunity to enact their preexisting agenda. As the coronavirus hit San Francisco, that meant an opening for Chesa Boudin, the radical leftist elected as the city’s district attorney in 2019.

The Red-Diaper DA

Boudin is your classic “red-diaper baby,” the child and stepchild of the most extreme of Sixties radicals. His parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, were members of the revolutionary Weather Underground, whose crimes included bombing government buildings such as the Capitol, the Pentagon, and the State Department. The group’s activities landed Bernardine Dohrn on the FBI’s Most Wanted

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