A lot of reporters and pundits are going to assert that Chesa Boudin lost because reformist policies caused an increase in crime rates. The thing is that this gets the cause and effect backward:
Counterpoint: there is no relationship (cross sectional or diff in diff) between progressive DAs and crime. Rather, a moderate national crime increase is refracted through politics in ways that make people ignore increases in conservative areas. https://t.co/vNA2LxDSKW— Jake M. Grumbach (@JakeMGrumbach) June 7, 2022
Boudin’s anarchist policies are so pernicious they’re causing large homicide increases in such hippie enclaves as Tulsa and Oklahoma City!