Moore to the Point - Chesa Boudin and Glimmers of Hope

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Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Thursday, June 9th. Audio included below.

Chesa Boudin isn’t a name we hear much here in the St. Louis area, but his story might be instructive. Boudin’s parents were Weather Underground members convicted for the felony murders of two police officers and a security guard when he was a baby, so he was raised instead by their fellow Weather Underground members, Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. (Yes, the ones who helped launch Barack Obama’s state senate campaign.)


Boudin became the uber-progressive Soros-backed DA of uber-progressive San Francisco in January of 2020.

And yet, on Tuesday, the voters of San Francisco recalled Boudin following mounting frustration over crime, homelessness, drug abuse, and his soft-on-crime approach. As of Wednesday morning, the vote was 60 percent in favor of that recall.

Recently, we in St. Louis learned of indictments – both in the City, of three aldermen, and in the County, of a political appointee – indicating a pervasive culture of corruption. Boudin’s recall reminds us – we don’t have to accept this. We don’t have to accept bad policy, corruption, or incompetence.

If they can get it right in San Francisco, there’s hope we can get it right here.


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