Boston Mayor Wu says she's against prosecuting criminals for theft and "malicious destruction of property." See what else she thinks about crime.
· May 30, 2024 ·

It's a bad news week for Boston. First, this resurfaced video of city council member Tania Fernandes Anderson losing her mind went viral …

And then there's Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, who is fighting hard to [checks notes] abolish the gang registry and push back against the criminalization … of criminal behavior like theft.

After all, isn't theft just shopping without the annoying exchange of money?

Here's the scoop on this surfaced report:

Prior to becoming mayor, Wu filled out a candidate questionnaire from Progressive Massachusetts, a group that wants to turn the state into a "bold laboratory for progressive state initiatives."

Wu's answers? Pure socialist gold.

  • Noncitizens voting in local elections? Check.
  • Shuttering the Boston Police gang database? Double check.
  • She even backed a do-not-prosecute list from the former Suffolk County district attorney, Rachael Rollins.

Rollins' list read like a "how-to" guide for minor crime: Shoplifting, larceny, driving with a suspended license, and even "breaking and entering with property damage" and "wanton and malicious destruction of property." This is the same Rollins who got plucked for a gig in the Biden administration before resigning amid an ethics scandal.

When asked if she supports this non-prosecution bonanza, Wu gave a big, enthusiastic "Yes!"

She also wants to reallocate police funds — like any good progressive — towards other city priorities.

(Because who needs police when you have, I don't know, yoga classes?)

Wu's vision of demilitarizing the police means no more tear gas, rubber bullets, or attack dogs. It's like she wants to turn the police department into a community book club. And she's all for transparency — well, sort of. She wants to publicize police personnel files relating to use-of-force, even if it might put officers at risk.

This, amid some good ol' fashioned Democratic Party racism. In December, for example, her administration was criticized for sending out invitations for a "Electeds of Color Holiday Party," which was sent to everyone by mistake.

To be fair, her aide apologized … for sending the email to everyone, not for planning a segregated party.

Because "Reply All" is way worse than racism.

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