5 episodes

A podcast on criminal justice reform featuring some of the nation's most prominent thought leaders. Hosted by progressive prosecutors San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Rachel Marshall.

Chasing Justice Chesa Boudin and Rachel Marshall

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    • 4.4, 107 Ratings

A podcast on criminal justice reform featuring some of the nation's most prominent thought leaders. Hosted by progressive prosecutors San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Rachel Marshall.

    The Personal is Political: One on One with DA Boudin and Rachel

    The Personal is Political: One on One with DA Boudin and Rachel

    In this deeply personal episode, DA Boudin and Rachel share their own journeys towards justice reform.  DA Boudin describes the story of his parents’ participation in a crime that led to their incarceration for his entire childhood and how it influenced his path to public defender and then DA of San Francisco.  Rachel shares her path towards working in criminal justice reform as a public defender and now for DA Boudin. They define progressive prosecution and talk about their hopes for Chasing Justice.

    • 54 min
    Prosecutorial Discretion with SA Kim Foxx

    Prosecutorial Discretion with SA Kim Foxx

    In this episode, DA Boudin and Rachel explore the role of prosecutorial discretion in the criminal justice system with one of the most well known progressive prosecutors in the country: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. They discuss the power of the prosecutor to determine when to use their discretion to choose not to file charges, as well as when to decide to file charges. Drawing on specific examples, SA Foxx speaks candidly about her thinking around how to approach the immense power of prosecutor

    • 57 min
    BONUS: The Modern Civil Rights Movement with Angela Davis

    BONUS: The Modern Civil Rights Movement with Angela Davis

    DA Boudin, Rachel, and special guest, the iconic Professor Angela Davis, build on the conversation from last episode and focus on the movement that the death of George Floyd has spawned. Professor Davis explains the significance of this moment in the context of the broader Civil Rights Movement and the role of intersectionality in past and present movements for justice. The group also explores the commonalities between abolition and the current movement to defund police and the limitations of reform.

    • 39 min
    Race, Policing, and Protest with James Forman Jr.

    Race, Policing, and Protest with James Forman Jr.

    Amidst national protests over the murder of George Floyd and many other recent examples of Black people killed by police, DA Boudin and Rachel discuss race, policing, and protest with Pulitzer-Prize winning Professor James Forman, Jr., the author of the book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The group discusses the history of racist policing, reactions to recent incidents of police violence, the movement to defund police, other ideas for reforms, and the future of this movement.

    • 53 min
    Teaser for Chasing Justice

    Teaser for Chasing Justice

    This sneak preview of Chasing Justice introduces the new, exciting podcast on criminal justice reform with some of the nation’s most prominent thought leaders. Hosted by progressive prosecutors San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Rachel Marshall.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

kelseylr ,

Must listen !

This podcast is a MUST not just for those interested in criminal justice reform, but for all looking for insightful conversations on current issues facing our nation. I love that the co hosts use their privilege both in race and power to uplift the voices of POC’s who have been on the front lines of these fights for decades. Makes me proud to be a San Franciscan. Cannot wait for more!

Shua_Robert ,

History in the making

This podcast is history in the making. If you care about criminal justice reform or systemic racism, the role of prosecutors can’t be ignored. Chesa Boudin is bringing us the experts that inspired a movement, and helping us understand what that inspiration can look like in policy and practice.

Mcm9qd ,

The conversation we need

I so appreciate the hosts’ community-oriented thinking about police reform and accountability. We need protest to spark reform, and we need public servants to carry those demands through into policy. At the same time, they hold space for the sorrow and human tragedy of this moment, which feels just as necessary.

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