Stories about Crime

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

New rules approved in a hurried Saturday Judicial Council meeting mean longer waits behind bars for people who are not convicted of a crime.

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

People who have committed no crime are being held in unsafe and potentially deadly conditions, lawsuit says.

Screen Grabs: A major director quietly remakes the Western

Plus: New films about the horrible toll of the gig economy, gay love in Guatemala, the future of genetic technology, more.

Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke still defines contemporary cool

A reissue of 'Mulatu of Africa' helped fuel the club jazz renaissance—Astatke himself appears two nights at UC Theatre.

Screen Grabs: A tragic star hounded by the FBI

Kristin Stewart plays Jean Seberg. Plus: Bong Joon-Ho retrospective, Noise Pop films, Unnamed Footage Festival, more

Interrupting racial profiling in San Francisco

A volunteer group is trying to monitor social media and promote community education; here's how you can join.

‘Families first’ public defender enters D7 race

Vilaska Nguyen says he offers an independent alternative and criticizes mayor's planning policies.

FBI complaint alleges widespread corruption by DPW chief

Ongoing investigation also references other city officials but charges limited to Nuru and restaurateur.

When Jerry Brown sounds like Donald Trump

Plus: Bridge funding (not a band-aid) for City College, locking up too many kids -- and the Chron just keeps getting it wrong about the new DA. That's The Agenda for Jan. 27-Feb 2

Terence Hallinan, rebel and advocate for the oppressed

Civil rights activist, lawyer, supervisor, DA, he always fought the good fight -- and usually the local press was against him.