Friday, September 18, 2020

Sana Saleem

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Sana Saleem is a writer with a focus on social justice and human stories. She's member board of advisory for the Courage Foundation, Edward Snowden's legal defense fund.

EXCLUSIVE: Tenants living in squalid conditions in building owned by SF’s largest landlord

Fe Soledad’s day begins with making sure her son Vincent is ready to go to school before she heads off to work. Everything needs to be laid out carefully;...

Garcia Zarate gets time served — but won’t go free

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the undocumented homeless man whose trial became a national issue, was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday in the death of Kate Steinle. Although Garcia...

Firearms expert says Steinle killing fits pattern of an accident

The bullet that killed Kate Steinle fit the pattern of an accidental discharge, a firearms expert testified today in the murder trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented homeless man...

Zarate looked confused, disoriented during police interrogation

It was confusing, often contradictory, as the jurors today heard the interrogation of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented homeless man accused of killing Kate Steinle. Only a portion of...

The Steinle crime scene: The gun, the shirt ….

San Francisco police Officer Scott Hurley is trained to discover evidence or explosives suspected to be underwater. But on July 2nd, as he felt through debris, boulders, and silt on...

Zarate: Intentional killer — or confused and mentally ill?

The prosecution in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate tried to set the stage for the day Kate Steinle was killed, presenting witnesses who put Jose Ines Garcia...

How much did last weekend’s white supremacist rally cost the city?

The entire San Francisco Police force was ordered to be on the streets in San Francisco this past weekend as officials feared violence during a planned rally by alt-right...

BREAKING: Organizer of Berkeley’s ‘No to Marxism’ rally cancels event, blames security threats

A "No to Marxism" rally scheduled for Sunday in Berkeley has been called off by the organizer Amber Cummings, citing "violent threats." In a letter sent to reporters, Cummings urged...

BREAKING: Patriot Prayer cancels rally tomorrow says will hold press conference ‘instead’

Joey Gibson, leader of the right-wing group Patriot Player, that had planned a Saturday rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco, said Friday that he had decided to cancel the...

SF electrician fired after scheduled speech at white supremacist rally

John Ramondetta, a scheduled speaker at the white supremacist rally at Charlottesville in Virginia is no longer employed at an electrical company Rosendin Electric, in San Francisco, as of...