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Former SF DA Chesa Boudin reflects on his life & legacy

San Francisco’s former District Attorney Chesa Boudin joins us for an in-depth interview with Cat Brooks |

On today’s show, we go deep with former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin – talking about the political forces that shaped his life, becoming a “progressive prosecutor”, the GOP/police association campaign that removed him from office and what’s next on the horizon for his work.

Before he was ousted from his position by a billionaire-backed recall effort in the summer of 2022, Chesa Boudin was elected District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco in November 2019. He ran on a platform centered on protecting crime survivors; reducing unnecessary incarceration; and addressing the root causes of crime. Some of Boudin’s work include a historic expansion of the office’s Victim Services’ Division, including promoting language access for victims of crime; eliminating prosecutors’ use of money bail; holding police officers who break the law accountable; starting worker protection unit; suing the manufacturers of ghost guns; and expanding diversion opportunities to address the underlying causes of crime and prevent recidivism.

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