(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Embattled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin failed to achieve even a single conviction for illegal dealing in fetanyl — an opioid that killed more than 500 San Franciscans last year — in 2021, the San Francisco Standard reported.
The bulk of the problem appears to be Boudin’s desire to serve the interests of drug dealers at the expense of San Franciscans.
According to SF Superior Court data viewed by the Standard, the Soros-backed prosecutor — son of two members of the domestic terrorist outfit Weather Underground — was able to convict only three drug dealers last year, two for methamphetamine and another for both heroin and cocaine.
The absence of convictions is the result of a number of factors, the Standard reported.
First, Boudin has allowed drug dealers to plea bargain down to lesser offenses to avoid long prison sentences.
Second, since he campaigned on a promise to reduce the city’s incarceration rate, Boudin has emphasized “diversion programs” at the expense of convictions.
Finally, Boudin desires to protect illegal alien drug dealers by giving them a pathway to citizenship.
“Prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys point out that drug dealing convictions are grounds for deportation, and a substantial number of drug dealers in the city are Honduran nationals who could face deadly consequences if deported,” the Standard reported.
“The accessory charge still gives them and their families a path toward eventual citizenship.”
Boudin is facing a recall election on June 7, and recent polls have shown that San Franciscans are likely to vote him out of office.
A Public Policy Polling survey found that 48% of San Franciscans will vote to recall Boudin, SFGATE reported.
Boudin’s pro-criminal policies and his refusal to enforce the law are at the root of their discontent.
“If you’re undocumented and selling fentanyl, guess what, you have to face the consequences,” Rene Colorado, executive director of the Tenderloin Merchants Association, told the Standard. “You have to do your time here in the States and you’re probably going to be deported.”
The unacceptable toll continues: 49 people died in April in San Francisco from drug overdoses — 38 involving fentanyl — bringing the 2022 total to 192 deaths.
— Demian Bulwa (@demianbulwa) May 18, 2022