Lee Heidhues 4.24.2023
Make no mistake. The mainstream media is already hard at work undermining Alameda DA Pamela Price all under the rubric of responsible journalism. In reality the MSM is cherry picking the police blotter with a goal to shoot down progressive Justice.
It’s been nearly a year since the 9MM MAGA funded coup d’etat in San Francisco politically lynched and drove from office Progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Replacing him with the ethically challenged hand picked by Mayor London Breed photo op opportunist Brooke Jenkins.
Now the same MAGA crowd in Alameda County is stealthily working to undermine and overthrow Progressive DA Pamela Price who was elected in November 2022.
Utilizing a couple of crimes to their full advantage the MAGA, abetted by the MSM crowd, has a public face to this latest attempted political lynching. A small group of disgruntled citizens who don’t respect the will of the majority.
Make no mistake. The same MAGA reactionary millionaires who ousted Chesa Boudin is the same perfidious crew at work again to destroy progressive Justice.
Excerpted from The San Francisco Standard 4.24.2023
Less than a year after San Francisco voters unseated progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin, a similar dynamic is underway in the East Bay.
“There are people who wanted to recall her before she was elected,” Rivka Polatnick, a criminal justice reform activist who helped organize a rally on April 23. “There’s been efforts to undermine her. They’re following the same playbook.”
Last November, civil rights attorney Pamela Price became Alameda County’s first Black district attorney in a closely watched race, in which she successfully campaigned against the status quo and on a reduction in incarceration. Although Price only took office in January, critics are always homing in on what they say is a soft-on-crime approach.
More than 100 of Price’s supporters rallied in Downtown Oakland on Sunday to emphasize their approval of the new DA and her mandate from voters to instill the reforms she campaigned on. Media criticism, they allege, has been excessively negative—even biased.
“When you show up for freedom and justice, you have to be ready for the backlash,” Price told the crowd outside the Alameda County Courthouse. “I am not fearing the backlash that they call a recall, because I believe in the engagement and the activism of this community.”
Supporters attested to Price’s long history of defending victims of sexual harassment and discrimination. To them, she is the right person for the job that Alameda County voters elected her to do less than six months ago.
Since her election in November, Price has moved to overhaul how her office handles law enforcement, reopening investigations into officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths. It’s also brought high-profile cases to the fore, which has netted frustration with the new DA.
A Change.org petition demanding a recall that misspells Price’s name has over 15,000 signatures.