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Petition to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Must Resign or Face Recall

Join a diverse coalition of San Franciscans across the city who demand change. Richie Greenberg, Justin Zollars and the Moderate Voters Caucus are leading this urgent call to action., demanding SFDA Chesa Boudin resign or face recall. Media contact: Richie Greenberg,  press@richiegreenberg.org General Info and comments: info@ChesaMustResign.com The malicious actions of San Francisco's District Attorney Chesa Boudin must stop. Chesa Must Resign, or face recall. Our beloved city has seen an astronomical increase in crime, even under Covid-19 restrictions. In 2020, violent crime, home invasions, rampant and unchecked drug dealing and business property theft have turned our city upside down. We citizens are sick and tired of it. Demand SFDA Chesa Boudin resign immediately. Every resident and every visitor to San Francisco is a potential target. Our homes, our property and our lives are at risk. Mr. Boudin has been in office barely a year, and in his disastrous social experiment of criminal justice "reform" and the so-called restorative justice model, he has instead dismantled the criminal justice system. This was not by accident- Mr. Boudin has actually planned to allow mayhem on San Francisco's streets and in our homes. He schemes to vastly favor criminals over law-abiding citizens. We will involve SF Mayor London Breed Mayor London Breed has been conspicuously quiet on this issue- and has not come forth with outrage. The city must hear from her and we will demand she condemns Chesa Boudin. We therefore implore Mayor Breed to use her voice and her podium at City Hall to join us in demanding Mr. Boudin resign. Dismal Crime Statistics Crime statistics for the year ending December 2020: Burglaries are up 47% , Car thefts are up 34% , Arson 39% and Homicides over 10% . Drug overdose deaths surpassed 620 in 2020 due in part to Mr Boudin's hands-off-drug-dealers approach. Car break-ins are now so prevalent, car owners have simply stopped reporting them. A District Attorney is supposed to prosecute criminals Criminal justice, and the prosecution of crimes, is the responsibility of the District Attorney's office. Mr Boudin, as the city's chief law enforcement officer and head prosecutor, has actually declined to take on cases, thereby sending a signal to criminals than they may run free throughout San Francisco without consequence. What's more outrageous is that he cannot be fired, as he was elected. SF Crime Dashboard We have witnessed outrageous incidents during 2020, where Mr Boudin failed to act. Every incident appears increasingly heinous, and just this New Years Eve, a paroled criminal fleeing in a stolen car hit and killed 2 pedestrians in downtown San Francisco. SF Chronicle story link Each last straw becomes another in a line of last straws. The time has finally come for a mass call to action. Residents and business owners are fleeing. People are literally dying. Join Us In Demanding DA Chesa Boudin Resign, or face recall Show your support and sign this petition to demand San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin leave office. We will also send a clear message to Mayor London Breed she needs step up as well. A broad coalition of residents across our city supports this petition, with Richie Greenberg, Justin Zollars as well as the Moderate Voters Caucus leading this call. Chesa must resign or face recall. Our city and our lives depend on it. Questions? Media Queries? Email   press@ richiegreenberg.org Subscribe to our email list:    http://bit.ly/chesamustresign  

Richie Greenberg
14,691 supporters
This petition won 7 months ago

Petition to Illinois Prisoner Review Board

#SECONDCHANCEFORMARCUSJENKINS

My name is Lakeshia Lewis and I am creating this petition on behalf of my cousin Marcus Jenkins. Marcus has been incarcerated for 22 years and I'm pleading for society's support to help give him a second chance. For those that have love ones incarcerated, you can empathize with this story. And, even if you do not know of anyone in the judicial system, the humanistic side of you will allow you to show compassion if just a little. Marcus was arrested in 1998 for First Degree Murder at the age of (16) and after two jury trials, he was subsequently convicted and sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence. When Marcus was arrested many others including myself was in a state of confusion. What happened, how, why? Every emotion you could feel I felt because this was not the kid I knew and loved. When he was convicted and sentenced to 50 years, I knew deep down that there was not much I could do for him. As he entered the prison system all I could do was hope and pray that he stayed out of trouble, educated himself, and over time grew into a responsible adult. I am proud to say that at the age of 38 approaching 39 that time has come. Marcus has developed into a respectable man that is family needs and that the world can benefit from. His compassion, strength, and humility are qualities that can be appreciated. The crime that he was convicted of is violent, but he is not a violent person. Nor is he a threat to the functioning body of society. He has taken responsibility for his actions, utilized his time wisely, and has defined what the term rehabilitation is! All he is asking for is a second chance. Marcus is seeking his release through clemency which will be reviewed by the Prison Review Board on July 24, 2020. Also, because of covid19, he can not have family appear on his behalf, so he is asking for public support via signatures. Help give him a chance to hug his mom Gloria for the first time in 22 years. Help give him a chance to be with his daughter Ariyanna, outside of the prison walls for the first time. Help give him a chance to help teach, encourage, inspire, motivate, and empower his granddaughter Alannah. Help give him a chance to represent the good that humanity has to offer. Your support matters.

Lakeshia Lewis
203 supporters