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  • San Francisco DA Says His Father, Convicted Murderer And Former Member Of Terrorist Group, Should Get Out Of Prison

    05/09/2020 8:51:22 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 08, 2020 | Peter Hasson
    San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin believes his father, convicted murderer and former Weather Underground member David Gilbert, should be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gilbert and Boudin’s mother, Kathy Boudin, were convicted of murder in 1983 for serving as getaway drivers during a bank robbery that left three people dead at the hands of their co-conspirators.
  • SF DA Chesa Boudin drops charges against one of two suspects in viral attack on Asian man

    03/02/2020 6:42:02 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Franciscio Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2020 | Eric Ting
    San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is dropping charges against one of the two suspects arrested in connection to a shocking viral video that shows an Asian man being robbed.
  • Radical San Francisco DA Drops Charges Against Man Who Attacked Cops

    01/26/2020 2:20:16 PM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/25/2020 | Joel Pollak
    Newly-installed San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has dropped charges against a man whom police officers shot several times last month after he allegedly struck one of them with a glass vodka bottle, ran away, then attacked again. Rank-and-file officers are reportedly furious, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Boudin, as Breitbart News and others have reported, is the son of two activists in the Weather Underground, which the FBI calls a domestic terrorist organization, who were getaway drivers in a 1981 armored car heist that led to the deaths of two police officers and a guard, the UK Guardian...
  • SF DA-elect Chesa Boudin sets new course in gang cases, citing charges ‘infused with racism’

    01/15/2020 6:43:00 AM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2019 | Evan Sernoffsky
    One of Chesa Boudin’s first planned policy changes when he takes over as San Francisco’s district attorney next month seeks to answer a question that has long ignited debates in the city: Should people accused of crimes face harsher punishments if their actions allegedly benefited a street gang? The former public defender, who takes office Jan. 8, promises to put an end to filing what are known as gang enhancements against defendants — charges that can add years to felony sentences. Gang enhancements have drawn increased opposition in California, driven by statistics showing that they are disproportionately applied to people...
  • Justice Sotomayor Celebrates San Francisco’s New District Attorney Chesa Boudin

    01/09/2020 3:10:49 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 9, 2020 | Ed Whelan
    I’ll leave it to others to debate the merits of San Francisco’s new district attorney Chesa Boudin, who (according to this San Franciso Examiner article) won election in the face of “intense opposition” from the city’s police union and political establishment and who has plans “to immediately begin reforming the criminal justice system.” I am very surprised, though, to learn that Justice Sotomayor somehow saw fit to send Boudin a video of ardent congratulations at his swearing-in yesterday. In her video, Sotomayor tells Boudin that she is sending “this message to tell you how much I admire you” and that...
  • Radical Son: The Rise of Chesa Boudin

    11/19/2019 9:40:46 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Nov 19, 2019 | Paul Kengor
    San Francisco elects a D.A. [Chesa Boudin] rooted in the Weather Underground. On October 20, 1981, the guys and gals of the Weather Underground finally did it. They at last carried out a criminal act that not only led directly to deaths but also landed at least some of them in prison. Unlike Bill Ayers, one of several Weather Underground fugitives fleeing the FBI who would later boast, “Guilty as hell, free as a bird! America is a great country!,” the orchestrators of this incident didn’t get away with it. This time, the plotters, including Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert,...
  • Meet San Francisco's new lightning rod DA: Raised by Bill Ayers, worked for Hugo Chavez

    11/15/2019 2:42:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/19 | Tyler Olson
    Newly elected San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin grabbed headlines earlier this week after saying he would not prosecute “quality-of-life” crimes including public urination -- but that’s only part of what’s on the agenda for the 39-year-old former public defender with a past that's radical even by California standards.
  • Revolutionary San Francisco: The new district attorney will ignore quality-of-life offenses.

    11/13/2019 6:13:46 AM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2019
    The deterioration of the City by the Bay has been tragic to watch. From the Tenderloin to Mid-Market to the Mission, open use of narcotics is commonplace, homeless encampments dominate public spaces, and human feces dot the sidewalks. The middle class has fled punishing housing costs, and neighborhoods are increasingly plagued with burglaries and property crimes. Last week San Francisco voters said, “more, please.” Weekend ballot counts clinched the election by a thin margin of far-left public defender Chesa Boudin as district attorney. Mr. Boudin has been described as part of a wave of “progressive prosecutors,” like Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner,...
  • San Francisco’s New DA: Public Urination ‘Will Not Be Prosecuted’

    11/11/2019 7:06:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2019 | PETER HASSON
    Chesa Boudin, the urine-and-feces-plagued city’s incoming district attorney, pledged during the campaign not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes if he was elected. Boudin declared victory Saturday night after results showed him winning a plurality of votes in the DA race. “We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes. Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted,” Boudin vowed in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) questionnaire during the campaign. “Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted, we have a long way to go to decriminalize...
  • San Francisco Voters Elect Radical District Attorney, Son of Cop-Killing Terrorists

    11/10/2019 2:04:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    On Saturday, San Francisco voters elected the son of two former Weather Underground murderers to serve as their District Attorney. The voters deserve all the hell that is about to break loose. Progressive candidate Chesa Boudin wants to free criminals but prosecute police and ICE agents for doing their jobs. It's no surprise Boudin hates cops so much. His parents did, too. Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert were terrorists in the Weather Underground who murdered two police officers and a security guard during a 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored security car outside New York City. There should be a...
  • Chesa Boudin (son of domestic terrorists) wins San Francisco D.A. election

    11/09/2019 5:24:43 PM PST · by KingofZion · 95 replies
    SFgate ^ | November 9, 2019 | Michelle Robertson
    Chesa Boudin will serve as San Francisco's next district attorney, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Boudin, the most progressive candidate on the ballot, won a tight race against interim district attorney Suzy Loftus. Boudin held 85,950 votes as of Saturday afternoon, with about 1,200 ballots left to count, the Chronicle said. Loftus had 83,511 votes. The 39-year-old won the seat following four days of ballot counting in the city's first open election for district attorney in over a century following sitting District Attorney George Gascon's departure to run for district attorney in Los Angeles. "We are all feeling the...
  • Weather Underground Radical Then, Columbia Prof Now

    04/05/2013 5:58:36 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    GOP USA ^ | April 3, 2013 | Larry Celona and Dan Mangan.
    Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin - who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard - now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University's School of Social Work, The Post has learned. Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel - being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a lecture on "the politics of parole and re-entry." Boudin's bounce-back into respectability after her 2003 parole comes to light a week before the release of Robert Redford's movie "The Company You Keep,"...
  • Paroled Weather Underground Radical Now Columbia Professor

    04/02/2013 8:00:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-2-2013 | Staff Report
    Paroled Weather Underground Radical Now Columbia Professor BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff April 2, 2013 9:43 am Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin, who served 22 years in prison for her role in an armored-car robbery that left three dead in 1981, now has an adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, the New York Post reports: Boudin’s status of perp-turned-prof outraged the widow of one of her victims, Brinks guard and dad of three Peter Paige, who was gunned down by her accomplices from the Black Liberation Army on Oct. 20, 1981, in Rockland County.Boudin acted as...
  • Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 77

    03/24/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2011 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City. He was 77. Colleague Michael Krinsky says Weinglass died Wednesday night of pancreatic cancer.
  • NY court: Consider harsher sentence in terror case

    12/23/2009 6:02:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 450+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.23, 2009 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday took a sterner stance toward the upcoming resentencing of a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case, saying it has "serious doubts" whether her sentence of just over two years in prison was reasonable. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals added new instructions for the judge who will resentence 70-year-old Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of letting an imprisoned Egyptian terrorist client communicate with followers. The court said the judge should consider whether Stewart's sentence should be increased because of the case's terrorism connections. "We have serious...
  • Declassified FBI report exposes Communist seedbed for Obama Associates — Part I

    09/27/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Post & Mail ^ | September 26, 2009 | John Charlton
    The Post & Email has received tonight a decclassified FBI report admitted in evidence in the case brought against W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller by President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Griffin B. Bell. This document was obtained by an American citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, via a FOIA request. Mr. W. Mark  Felt is none other than the informant who spoke with reporters from the Washington Post, exposing the Watergate Scandal:  who went by the name “Deep Throat” a fact that points to his political neutrality in American politics.What is not know about Mr. Felt...
  • Son of Weather Underground members who committed Brinks murders on Book-TV tonight 11:15PM ET

    05/31/2009 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    Gringo: A Coming of Age in Latin America Author: Chesa Boudin Upcoming Schedule Sunday, May 31, at 11:15 PM - 12:00 AM ET Monday, June 1, at 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM ET About the Program Mr. Boudin is the child of former members of the Weather Underground, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert. He details his own journey through leftist politics as a young adult in Venezuela when Chavez comes to power. About the Author Chesa Boudin is a Rhodes Scholar and contributor to The Nation magazine. He is also co-author of "The Venezuelan Revolution: 100 Questions and 100 Answers."...
  • 1981, New York City: Just a Bizarre Coincidence?

    10/07/2008 4:39:36 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 88 replies · 2,357+ views
    TD Blog ^ | October 7, 2008 | Texas Darlin'
    It’s 1981, New York City. Barack Obama is residing two blocks away from Weather Underground leader William Ayers. We know very little about Obama’s life in NYC during that period; supposedly he transferred from Occidental College and completed undergraduate studies at Columbia University. Obama’s academic records and, in fact, the records of his life from those years in New York are lost. [See references at end.] At Occidental, Obama belonged to Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a radical socialist organization of which the Weather Underground was an off-shoot. Did Obama continue his SDS membership at Columbia? (I read recently...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • [Obama] Past crimes and present friendships

    04/27/2008 3:45:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 149+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 27, 2008 | Brenda Kilianski
    'The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense.' Actually, what doesn't make much sense is how an intelligent man such as Barack Obama might not see how a relationship with Bill Ayers does in fact reflect on him and his values. Especially when Ayers' response to his "detestable acts" is simply, "I feel we didn't do enough." Oh, really? Of course, one can't blame Obama for being so surprised or offended by...