Data obtained from San Francisco Superior Court show that District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office secured just three total drug dealing convictions in 2021, as prosecutors weighed offenders’ immigration status.
Public defender Francisco Ugarte talks about his objections to The Standard’s report earlier this week on DA Boudin’s fentanyl conviction record.
An exclusive poll by The Standard found that first-term District Attorney Chesa Boudin seems likely to be out of a job before the end of his first term.
The Standard’s new poll found that 67% of Asian voters were in favor of the recall, which was significantly higher than other racial groups.
The supervisor could be a potential candidate for the job if San Francisco’s progressive prosecutor is recalled in June.
Four individuals have given almost $900,000 worth of stock directly to the committee in charge of recalling SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The reason they gave stock instead of cash is unknown, but one reason could be to avoid paying a capital gains tax.
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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors alleged that local law enforcement traced drug activity back to San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.
Chesa Boudin has often cited the story of his mother’s incarceration as a key influence on his view of the criminal justice system.
The campaign to recall DA Chesa Boudin has raised twice as much money as those trying to stop the recall, though the latter have attracted far more individual donors, according to campaign finance data released Friday.