San Francisco voters reject soft-on-crime policies with ouster of DA Chesa Boudin

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Boudin has been publicly critical of police for not clearing more crimes. And he has a reputation for failing to prosecute cases.

Some of the released repeat offenders have gone out to commit other crimes. This includes the high-profile case, Troy Macallister. He had multiple arrests over 12-months, and a history of felony convictions including robbery. 

Boudin overruled the deputy DA and chose not to jail or prosecute the felon.

On New Year’s Eve, he killed two women while driving a stolen car while drunk and high on meth.

Macallister was charged with “Two counts of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a stolen vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, burglary, driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driving while addicted to drugs, possessing a gun and a large-capacity ammunition magazine, and violating the terms of parole.” 

Boudin refused to admit that releasing Macallister on parole was a mistake. And defended his decision to an outraged public. “We evaluated the facts, the strength of the case and the charges, and decided it was more likely that he would be held accountable through parole.”

Proposition H passes

The recall was on the ballot as “Proposition H”. It passed with more than 60% of the vote.