Voters in San Francisco topple the city’s progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin.
Voters in San Francisco on Tuesday put an end to one of the country’s most pioneering experiments in criminal justice reform
ousting a district attorney who eliminated cash bail, vowed to hold police accountable and worked to reduce the number of people sent to prison.
Chesa Boudin, the progressive district attorney, was removed after two and a half years in office,
according to The Associated Press, in a vote that is set to reverberate
through Democratic politics nationwide as the party fine-tunes
its messaging on crime before midterm elections that threaten
to strip Democratic control over Congress.
Ultimately the election was a contest between progressive Democrats who saw Mr. Boudin
as a key leader of a national movement to address mass incarceration
and a backlash by more politically moderate San Franciscans.