Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Supports Do-Not-Prosecute List, Terminating Police Gang Database

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (D) has expressed support for a number of progressive policies, including backing a do-not-prosecute list and terminating the Boston Police Department’s gang database, according to a 2021 survey by the nonprofit Progressive Massachusetts recently reviewed by Fox News Digital.

In the questionnaire, Wu stated that she supported former Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ do-not-prosecute list, which included offenses such as shoplifting, larceny, disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, breaking and entering, wanton or malicious destruction of property, threats, drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.

Wu also endorsed shuttering the police gang database, which critics argue has incorrectly profiled young people, primarily black and Hispanic males, as gang members. However, the database recently played a crucial role in a federal bust of over 40 people allegedly connected to a violent street gang.

The mayor further advocated for demilitarizing the police, prohibiting the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and attack dogs, as well as reallocating police funds to other city priorities. Wu also stated that she would terminate any Boston Police Department employees involved in the January 6th Capitol insurrection.

As Wu’s potential re-election bid in 2025 approaches, some challengers, including North End restaurant owner Jorge Mendoza Iturralde, are considering running against her, citing her soft-on-crime policies and the need for a mayor who works for the people of Boston, not their political career.