Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: Chief Bill Scott

Supes committee votes to slash police budget by $30 million

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee has approved roughly $30 million in additional cuts to the police budget – less than some wanted, but still an unprecedented...

Supes call for major cuts in police budget

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee moved toward some significant cuts for the Police Department today, with the chair, Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer, proposing that the next...

A quiet, sweetheart deal for the cops

The Board of Supes will meet in closed session Tuesday/18 to discuss negotiations with city employee unions, and one of the issues on the table is a deal the...

Police union opposes Black Lives Matter posters

The San Francisco Police Commission wants to put Black Lives Matter posters in every police station. Chief Bill Scott supports the idea. Officers for Justice, which represents Black officers,...

Defunding the police: There’s big money there

As activists around the country, and here in San Francisco, talk about defunding the police, it’s worth taking a moment to look at exactly how much money this city...

Sharply divided board allows curfew to continue — for now

A deeply divided Board of Supes allowed Mayor London Breed’s curfew to stay in effect for two more days after advice from the City Attorney’s Office that it would...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

Breed orders repeated homeless sweeps, text messages show

Mayor London Breed routinely texts Police Chief Bill Scott and orders him to clear out homeless encampments, particularly in areas she frequents, public records recently released show. I have no...

Slowing coronavirus spread in the jails

Among the most vulnerable communities in this pandemic is a group that is forcibly held in close quarters, with many members facing existing health problems and limited access to...

More details emerge in Mission police shooting

We learned a lot more Tuesday night about the shooting of Jamaica Hampton – and it was, at best, disturbing. Chief Bill Scott released at a town hall meeting a...