Freshly elected San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, after taking office in January, plans to stop the criminal prosecution of consenting sex workers, public campers ... and people peeing on the street.

Boudin rode his (welcomingly) progressive platform all the way to the finish line, winning SF’s knife-sharp DA race by just a few thousand votes last weekend. And as SF's newest DA, he hopes to help the city’s more disenfranchised populations by not pursuing the prosecution of “quality-of-life crimes.” Such injustices also include acts like unlicensed street vending, panhandling, and more.

"We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes,” Boudin said to the Chronicle before his ticket win. “Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted."

A little sifting also revealed that George "See Ya" Gascón, per The Bay City Beacon – SF’s previous DA before his sudden departure earlier in October – had prior put into place some safety nets regarding the prosecution of sex workers, as well. Below is an excerpt of the former DA’s protocol on "prioritizing the safety for sex workers" in San Francisco:

The District Attorney’s Office will not prosecute persons for involvement in sex work or other forms of sex trade when they are victims or witnesses of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary or other violent crimes. For purposes of this policy, persons will not be prosecuted for uncharged offenses including Penal code §§ 647(a), 647(b), 653.22, 372, and misdemeanor drug offenses, when reporting sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary or other violent crime. Information gathered from a victim or witness of a violent crime who is engaged

*Gascón's full agreement can be read here and is still acting as a touchpoint for the DA's office in regards to prosecuting sex workers.

Suzy Loftus – who’s still acting as SF’s interim-DA – will hold the office until January, so it looks like we’ll have to wait a few more months to see what Boudin plans on doing, via perhaps a slew of policy and judicial changes, to cease prosecuting these quality-of-life crimes on all fronts. But based on his election-win tweet, it’s glaringly clear it’ll be a top priority of his once sworn into office.

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When we started this campaign, we believed that the people of San Francisco wanted a different vision of justice. We believed they valued second chances for those who have made mistakes, prized compassion over punishment, and wanted equal justice for all, regardless of wealth, employment, race, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship. We were right. In voting for this campaign, the residents of San Francisco have demanded transformational change and rejected calls to go back to the tough-on-crime era that did not make us safer and destroyed the lives of thousands of San Franciscans. There can be no justice when we utilize prison and jail as the solution to all of our problems. We must think differently. We will think differently. I am so humbled by the groundswell of support we’ve received from all parts of the city, from people of all races and of all classes, throughout the campaign and with your votes. I promise you that we will not waiver as we work to make sure San Francisco treats everyone with the human dignity that we all deserve. Thank you, and onward.

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Boudin won SF’s DA election race by around 9,000 votes, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections, which was a stark, quasi-middle-finger to Breed’s hasty appointment of Loftus, her office-backed candidate for the position.

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