Tuesday, November 12, 2019

San Francisco’s New DA: Public Urination ‘Will Not Be Prosecuted’ And, Bernie cheers

San Francisco’s New DA: Public Urination ‘Will Not Be Prosecuted’

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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 elected. Boudin declared victory Saturday night after results showed him winning a plurality of votes in the DA race.
“We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes. Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted,” Boudin vowed in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) questionnaire during the campaign.
“Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted, we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness,” he lamented. (RELATED: Here’s The Eye-Popping Number Of Cases Of Human Poop On San Francisco Streets)

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