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US San Francisco's new DA pledges not to prosecute public urination, other quality-of-life-crimes

08:50  12 november  2019
08:50  12 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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San Francisco ' s newly elected district attorney has promised to not prosecute public urination and other quality - of - life crimes that have plagued "We will not prosecute cases involving quality - of - life crimes ," he said. "Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination

San Francisco ’ s pee problem could soon get worse. 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 “We will not prosecute cases involving quality - of - life crimes .

San Francisco's newly elected district attorney has promised not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes that have plagued the lucrative Bay Area amid a crippling homelessness crisis affecting urban communities across California.

In response to an American Civil Liberties Union questionnaire reported by The San Francisco Chronicle last month, Chesa Boudin said such crimes should not be prosecuted.

"We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes," he said. "Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted. Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted; we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness.”

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San Francisco ' s new DA won't prosecute “ quality - of - life ” crimes like vehicle break-ins, drug dealing, and petty theft. Your new DA has explicitly stated: "Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination , blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted "

No, these quality of life crimes should not be prosecuted . Broken windows policing only serves to target the most disadvantaged members of society and shifts the attention of law enforcement away from more serious crimes such as murder, rape and assault. Ensuring economic security for all would

Boudin, a progressive attorney and former public defender, defeated the city's top prosecutor last week after promising sweeping criminal justice reforms. He was one of several progressive candidates elected to district attorney offices across the country in recent years.

Boudin's campaign did not immediately respond to a Fox News request Monday night for confirmation about the quality-of-life pledge.

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4of4Candidate for San Francisco district attorney Leif Dautch.Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle. One of the biggest questions in the San Francsico district • Chesa Boudin: “We will not prosecute cases involving quality - of - life crimes . Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public

4of4Candidate for San Francisco district attorney Leif Dautch.Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle. One of the biggest questions in the San Francsico district • Chesa Boudin: “We will not prosecute cases involving quality - of - life crimes . Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public

The son of parents who were members of the radical left-wing Weather Underground, Boudin grew up with his parents incarcerated for their roles in an armed robbery that left three men dead.

“There can be no justice when we utilize prison and jail as the solution to all of our problems,” he said Saturday after Interim DA Suzy Loftus conceded the race. “We must think differently.”

San Francisco has grappled with quality-of-life issues as the area's homeless population has surged. Residents have complained of homeless encampments blocking sidewalks and contributing to crime,  public urination and feces on the street.

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Last year the city assigned six workers to a "Poop Patrol" detail to rid the streets of human waste. San Francisco received 27,000 requests to pick up excrement last year.

Twenty-five restrooms were added -- at a cost of $200,000 each --  to help alleviate the problem.

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