Bernie Backs Son of Domestic Terrorist for D.A. [OPINION]
A Bernie bro has been elected District Attorney in San Francisco and this guy is a doozy. Chesa Boudin vowed not to prosecute public urination and other "quality of life" crimes if he was elected, and promises to make good on that pledge.
“Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted,” Boudin vowed during the campaign. "Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted, we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness."
Boudin's campaign was strongly supported by none other than Democrat presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, who cheered Boudin's "historic victory" on Twitter:
Boudin is an interesting character. He was raised in Chicago by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the leaders of the domestic terror group Weather Underground. His parents were members of the radical left-wing group and were incarcerated for their role in an armed robbery that left three men dead. Ayers, of course, was a hero of community organizer and former President Barack Obama.
You learn a lot about people by the company they keep. If Bernie is this excited by a nut such as Boudin, I can only imagine the type of people he would bring to his administration if – God forbid – he is ever elected president. Perhaps Boudin might find a job as U.S. Attorney General under a President Bernie.
If anything you've heard about Bernie Sanders and the socialist movement up to this point has not scared the bejeezus out of you, this ought to do it.
As an afterthought, I have to wonder what the people of San Francisco were thinking when they elected this clown D.A. The people who endure the filth and the blight and the human tragedy that are the streets of San Franciso really didn't need this.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.