SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The committee seeking to oust controversial San Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin signaled today confidence in collecting the required number of signatures to trigger a recall, perhaps before the deadline.
Richie Greenberg, the recall committee's principal officer, pointed to a marked increase in the speed and number of petitions gathered, which a raw count has put the tally approaching 20,000 or forty percent.
"We have not yet reached the half-way point in the calendar, so we have plenty of time remaining to the August 11th deadline," explains Greenberg. "We see [District Attorney] Chesa Boudin has suddenly scheduled community outreach events in reaction to our success, in attempts to counter the negative publicity building against him. He's concerned, even scared for his job, as he should be."
Chesa Boudin is one of several "rogue" DA's across the country who, once elected to office, upend criminal justice systems with refusal to prosecute, leading to marked spikes in brazen robberies, store looting, shootings, car-jackings and home invasions.
"Citizens of San Francisco are truly disgusted by Chesa Boudin's unwillingness to hold criminals accountable, so we are holding him accountable instead. He is taking $400,000 a year from taxpayers in salary and benefits. People are crying 'fraud'."
SOURCE Committee Supporting the Recall of DA Chesa Boudin