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The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

The Daily

The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 10 June 2022

⏱️ 29 minutes

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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.

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This is The Daily.

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Earlier this week, when San Francisco voters ousted their progressive district attorney,

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it was seen as the rejection of an entire class of local prosecutors who are determined

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to reform the criminal justice system.

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Today.

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I spoke with my colleague, Astead Herndon, about what exactly happened in San Francisco, and

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about why the reaction to it may be a major misreading of the moment.

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It's Friday, June 10.

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Astead, what is the context in which Chesa Boudin was first elected the district attorney

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in San Francisco?

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What's happening in San Francisco is really a fine point at the end of a much longer story.

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