Popular Articles
Today Week Month Year

Progressive Boston mayor pushing for decriminalization of criminal offenses like shoplifting, trespassing and destruction of property
By Belle Carter // Jun 05, 2024

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu believes that many basic offenses should not be prosecuted and that the "criminals" should be let off scot-free. Worse, she is for the shuttering of the Boston Police gang database as well as re-allocating police funds towards other "city priorities."

Her stances on these issues were revealed in the "2021 Boston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire" from Progressive Massachusetts, a 501c4 nonprofit organization that tracks and ranks how progressive elected officials are. The 39-year-old city executive argued for charges including shoplifting and disorderly conduct to be beyond the reach of prosecutors. She also insisted on the "soft-on-crime" approach for other serious crimes including receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license, breaking of property and wanton and malicious destruction of property.

In the document, the then mayoralty candidate was asked, "Do you support shuttering the Boston Police gang database?" She answered, "Yes." Then, Wu was asked whether she supported a do-not-prosecute list enacted by the former Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Rachael Rollins. Wu answered affirmatively. Rollins enacted the policy memo identifying more than a dozen charges she said should be declined for prosecution. The DA was later brought into the Biden administration, before resigning after an ethics probe found that Rollins committed "egregious" ethical violations and "abuse of power."

The mayor also seemed not to fully trust the city law enforcement as she thought that the cops should not have the ability to use tear gas, rubber bullets and attack dogs. She also advocated for reallocating some of the police's budget towards other city priorities as mayor. The mayor said she believes law enforcement should be "demilitarized."

We are building the infrastructure of human freedom and empowering people to be informed, healthy and aware. Explore our decentralized, peer-to-peer, uncensorable Brighteon.io free speech platform here. Learn about our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Every purchase at HealthRangerStore.com helps fund our efforts to build and share more tools for empowering humanity with knowledge and abundance.

The questionnaire then asked, "Do you believe that affiliation or sympathies with white supremacist organizations among officers is a problem with BPD? YES/ NO If so, what measures would you take as mayor to combat that issue?" Wu responded with "Yes. I have advocated for terminating any [Boston Police Department] employees who were involved with the January 6th Capitol insurrection."

Wu is the city's first female and first Asian American to assume the role of city mayor. Despite her claim of rolling out "inclusive policies" in the city, she was criticized for not being as inclusive of white people, resulting in numerous complaints to the state's attorney general.

In December, the Democratic mayor came under fire for sending out invitations for a holiday party intended only for non-White city council members. "Honorable members: On behalf of Mayor Michelle Wu, I cordially invite you and a guest to the Electeds of Color Holiday Party," an email which they claimed was mistakenly sent to everyone, said. Just 15 minutes after the email was sent, Wu's aide Denise DosSantos apologized noting how the invite was just for minority city councilors. Although DosSantos apologized for the mistake, the incident sparked complaints because she did not apologize for planning a party that excluded White city leaders. In the end, the Massachusetts AD decided not to investigate this. (Related: Boston mayor takes major heat after she sent city police a list of critics and protestors.)

Councilor slammed Wu’s recommendation to give illegal migrant children a voice in budgeting, elections

Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn denounced Wu's administration plan to potentially give children power in deciding budgeting priorities, according to a recent report.

"During this time of great fiscal uncertainty … now more than ever, it is critical that we show the taxpayers of Boston that we take our financial responsibilities seriously," Flynn wrote in a letter, as reported by the Boston Herald. "Allowing children to decide the usage of taxpayer dollars would do just the opposite and be viewed as tone-deaf, unserious and wholly inappropriate by my constituents."

According to the Herald, Flynn reacted to Wu’s announcement during a City Council committee hearing that reviewed her 2025 fiscal budget. She said that the new budgeting voting process is open to the undocumented and children as young as 11 years old. While the measure was first approved in 2021, residents will be able to start the process in July.

Starting in July, residents will be able to dictate how $2 million in city funds should be spent after the Wu administration handpicks 15 community priorities for them to choose from. Flynn argued the $2 million figure was too “significant” given the current economic conditions.

Another councilor, Liz Breadon, was more supportive of the attempt to widen the voter pool. "I really do think this is a huge opportunity to develop civic engagement," Breadon said. "I do hope that it will lead to a more engaged citizenry going forward."

Visit LeftCult.com for more news regarding government officials pushing liberal ideologies.

Sources for this article include:




Take Action:
Support NewsTarget by linking to this article from your website.
Permalink to this article:
Embed article link:
Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use is permitted with credit to NewsTarget.com (including a clickable link).
Please contact us for more information.
Free Email Alerts
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.

NewsTarget.com © 2022 All Rights Reserved. All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. NewsTarget.com is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. NewsTarget.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published on this site. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

This site uses cookies
News Target uses cookies to improve your experience on our site. By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.
Learn More
Get 100% real, uncensored news delivered straight to your inbox
You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email privacy is completely protected.