Friday, January 15, 2021

Tag: Cell Phones

COVID outbreak — and media crackdown — at private halfway house in Tenderloin

Center run by private prison contractor on lockdown, and resident punished for contacting the news media about it.

The last time an SF cop was charged with killing a Black man

It was 1968. The trial was a sensation. The outcome was a disaster.

Special Report: HIV, COVID, and the Latinx community

A deadly virus enters the United States and disproportionately hits Black and Brown communities, while the White House fails to respond quickly to the needs of these populations. The description...

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...

For thriller ‘Uncut Gems,’ an electronic soundtrack of erupting chakras

Daniel Lopatin, AKA electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never, teams up with directors Josh and Benny Safdie a second time to deliver a supernaturalistic score, which documents the inner dreams of the sociopathic New Yorker dirtball Howard "Bling" Ratner—whose...

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. The protestors come from all economic classes and religious and...

Breed’s popularity dropping rapidly

Mayor London Breed is running essentially unopposed – but that doesn’t mean she’s popular with the electorate. A series of recent, reliable polls obtained by 48hills show that the...

Some perspective on the raid on a reporter’s house

I’m appalled to see cops raid the homes and offices of reporters and looking for confidential information.Putting a journalist in handcuffs for six hours while you confiscate his computers,...

The DMV nightmare: Report and tips from the (long) lines

  Perhaps you've heard the horror stories of people waiting five hours to renew their driver licenses at the always friendly California Department of Motor Vehicles? Well, there's some good...

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

ONSTAGE  "Theater brings news," an old saw goes. That can be interpreted any number of ways, but The Jungle (through May 19 at the Curran) brings news of the most literal...