Lee Heidhues 5.30.2022
It is shameful that Mayor London Breed, born and raised in the housing projects of the Western Addition, has yet to come out against the Recall of District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
Her silence on the attempted Recall of the Progressive DA is a matter of life and death importance to the Black community from which she came.
District Attorney Boudin has received the endorsement of the influential Rev. Amos Brown, her predecessor as Supervisor in the District she represented before becoming Mayor.
The District Attorney has been endorsed by the Reverend Arnold Townsend, a long time community activist in San Francisco whose local roots go back to the 1968 Strike at San Francisco State University which resulted in the creation of the Black Studies Department.
Local Black community newspapers, The Sun Reporter at which I worked as News Editor in the 1970’s, and The San Francisco BayView have come out against this vicious assault on Democracy funded by the most right wing financiers in America. A despicable group with whom Mayor Breed is now aligned by her Silence.
A leader should never forget her roots. Mayor Breed appears to have left her past behind her and gone into the service of those who would destroy Progressive San Francisco and all that stands for in 2022.