What is he doing to address Anti-Asian hate crimes?
Attacks against Asian Americans surged across the nation starting in 2020. In San Francisco, the DA has taken bold action in response to that increase. He filed more than 20 hate crime charges since 2021. He provided more than a dozen hate crime trainings for prosecutors, police and other agencies. He has a full time DA devoted to prosecuting hate crimes. He created a field card for offices to use to better investigate and collect evidence in possible hate crime cases. He organized and led a summit in May of 2021 devoted to responding to AAPI hate. He has organized an AAPI Elder Abuse Steering Committee to protect vulnerable AAPI victims.
DA Boudin has also promoted Asian staff members to key positions in his office. Kasie Lee was promoted as the first Chinese-American Chief of Victim Services–and immediately began fighting to improve language access throughout the division. His Chief Attorney in the office is a Chinese-American longtime prosecutor. He has added numerous additional victim advocates, and increased the number of advocates who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages.