Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Haley Keizur

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Scenes from the Women’s March

Little girls on parents’ shoulders, bands of teenage girls with sparkly signs, young women adorning pink hats, T-shirts, and other attire, and men and women of every size, age,...

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Lobbyists spent more than $12 million seeking to influence San Francisco City Hall in just the first six months of 2019, according to a recent study by Friends of...

Taylor Swift shows political side on new album ‘Lover’

Taylor Swift has done it again, unleashing a headline-grabbing album that also delivers musically—and, intriguingly, weaves in her new-found political voice. Seventh studio album Lover has gotten Swifties (and even some...

DA candidate wants to pursue wrongful convictions

Two thousand, four hundred thirty-three prisoners. A total of 21,290 years lost. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, that's how many people nationwide have been sentenced for a crime...

Sunshine panel demands action on Police Commission Taser vote

As Sunshine Task Force Chair Bruce Wolfe said the final “aye” at the April 3 meeting, community activist Magick Altman jumped from her seat and threw her fists in...

Large, enthusiastic crowd welcomes Bernie Sanders to San Francisco

Adults, teens, children and their pets gathered in Green Meadow Park near Fort Mason on a sunny Sunday afternoon March 24. Sen. Bernie Sanders greeted thousands of supporters as...

Police commission defies Sunshine Task Force and refuses new vote on Tasers

“We were literally locked out of City Hall.” That’s how community activist Magick Altman described the November 3, 2017 San Francisco Police Commission vote to allow officers to use Tasers. It...

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Nine hundred ninety-eight. That’s how many people were shot and killed by police in the US in 2018. And 115 of those were in California. That’s 2.96 deadly police...

ACLU sues after Sacramento sheriff blocks Black Lives Matter on Facebook

  The First Amendment protects freedom of expression, but how does that law, written hundreds of years before smartphones were even imagined, apply to today’s most used medium, social media? That’s...