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Chesa Boudin, son of infamous Brink’s truck robbers, elected San Francisco DA


November 11, 2019 | 2: 22pm

The son of a couple who helped kill two cops and a guard in Nyack’s infamous Brink’s armed-car robbery was just elected district attorney of San Francisco.

Chesa Boudin — who won the top local law-enforcement post Saturday after a hotly contested race — was just 14 months old in 1981 when his parents, David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, members of the radical anti-establishment group Weather Underground, dropped him off at a baby-sitter’s and helped pull off the heinous crime in the Rockland County town.

Nyack police Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown, as well as Brink’s guard Peter Paige, were killed in the Oct. 2 heist nearly four decades ago.

Chesa Boudin, 39, ended up being raised by Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn in Chicago while his parents were shipped off to prison.

Chesa, a graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar, made no secret of his parents’ notorious past as he campaigned for DA on a platform of criminal-justice reform.

“Growing up, I had to go through a metal detector and steel gates just to give my parents a hug,” he said in a campaign video.

As The Post reported in 2003, Chesa said his mom wanted to meet her victims’ families to apologize to them, but at least one kin, O’Grady’s widow, slammed the notion.

Kathy Boudin was paroled in 2003 after serving 22 years behind bars and went on to teach at Columbia University. Gilbert is still behind bars.

Their son previously worked as a public defender. He also served as a translator for late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

The new DA was supported in his campaign by presidential contender Bernie Sanders.

“Now is the moment to fundamentally transform our racist and broken criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration, the failed war on drugs and the criminalization of poverty,” Sanders tweeted after Chesa Boudin’s win.

With AP


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