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Why did San Franciscans vote to recall their progressive prosecutor?
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    San Francisco recalls district attorney Chesa Boudin in blow to criminal justice reform.
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    The race was called just over an hour after polls closed, with early returns showing the recall had received more than 60% of the vote. Critics blamed Boudin for crime, violence, homelessness, and retail thefts that escalated during the pandemic. Homicides have increased, echoing national trends, but overall violent crime decreased during the pandemic.
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    Through resentencing and other reforms, Boudin has overseen a 35% reduction in the population of San Francisco residents in state prisons, a 37% decline in the adult jail population, and a 57% decline in the juvenile jail. Experts say prosecutors’ policies often have little bearing on crime rates. Boudin’s office noted that some California regions with “tough on crime” DAs were experiencing higher crime rates than San Francisco.
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    San Francisco Mayor London Breed will appoint a successor, but did not immediately announce her pick. Breed has increasingly opposed Boudin’s policies and criminal justice reforms more broadly, siding with police in disputes and pushing to expand the police force and its powers.
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    Blaming San Francisco's progressive district attorney for crime is empirically wrong.
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What were the circumstances of an Arizona man's drowning death in front of police?


    On May 28, Tempe police officers responded to an apparent disturbance between Sean Bickings and [his wife] along the Tempe Town Lake. The city referred to Bickings as “unsheltere...

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