The new campaign to support Boudin “Safer for All” is already proving we San Franciscans will be entreated to a broad range of personalities and ideologies with little help to understand our criminal justice system.
First, let’s dispense with the argument that the recall effort is undemocratic because it seeks to overturn the will of voters in November 2019. As a point of fact, the people of SF--no matter how we felt about Boudin--could not have begun to circulate a recall petition until after his first year in office. This is election law in our City. A recall campaign is itself a democratic, grassroots effort, and an important one at that.